Colorado Legislative Session

We are now over a month into the 2021 session and it appears much has returned to closer to normal, at least at the Capitol. A number of bills have been introduced that effect the administration of workers’ compensation claims. HB21-1050 was introduced to making sweeping changes to the Workers’ Compensation Act. The main [...]

Colorado Legislative Session 2021-04-21T07:35:22-06:00

Upcoming Rule Hearings

Proposed changes to W.C.R.P. 5, 6, and 7 have been introduced and will be heard at a rule hearing on March 15, 2021. The main red-lined changes recognize filing issues, for example the difficulty in obtaining a M-164, narrative, and worksheet for filing a Final Admission or the streamlining the reopening process by removing the [...]

Upcoming Rule Hearings 2021-02-26T14:37:57-07:00

Colorado Division of Workers’ Compensation

On January 1, 2021, the revamped WCRP 16 and 18 became effective. The central changes to Rule 16 are clarifications of the pre-authorization process: Under the new Rule, again effective January 1, 2021, respondents shall have 10 days (rather than the prior seven business days) to review a request for pre-authorization. The other main change [...]

Colorado Division of Workers’ Compensation 2021-02-26T14:34:51-07:00

Colorado Legislative Session

The 2021 Colorado Legislative Session technically convened (“gaveled in”) on January 13, 2021. However, the current plan is to return in full on February 16, 2021. A few minor and procedural bills have already been introduced, mainly those to allow the session to commence remotely. A handful of pandemic response bills were passed in a [...]

Colorado Legislative Session 2021-02-26T14:32:16-07:00

Legislative Update

The 2020 session reconvened on May 26, 2020 after the historic break due to COVID-19.  Because there are strict rules regarding how long the session can be and what bills must be passed (i.e. budget), the focus open reconvening appropriately was the State Budget and the School Finance Act.  The end of the 2020 session’s [...]

Legislative Update 2020-07-08T15:28:16-06:00

Legislative Update

The Colorado Legislature is on hold and both the House and Senate have been temporarily adjourned.  Normally, around this time, we would be seeing the final push and debate as the session winds towards its May 6, 2020 adjournment.  However, on March 14, 2020, the legislature temporarily recessed due to the COVID-19 spread and subsequently [...]

Legislative Update 2020-04-30T09:19:42-06:00

Legislative Update

The 2020 Legislative Session is in full swing, having commenced on January 8, 2020.  The end of this year’s session will be May 6, 2020. Like last year, there will be a push to advance a similar progressive agenda, particularly focusing on health care legislation.  Specifically, it is anticipated that we will see more success [...]

Legislative Update 2020-03-06T10:24:09-07:00

2019 Legislative Session

The 2019 Legislative Session is in full swing, having commenced on January 4, 2019 and Colorado’s new governor, Governor Jared Polis was inaugurated on January 8, 2019 along with the newly elected Lieutenant Governor, Attorney General, Treasurer, and Secretary of State. The end of this year’s session will be May 3, 2019. There is a [...]

2019 Legislative Session 2019-02-01T09:03:51-07:00

It’s A Wrap – Legislative Session 2018 is in the Books

While out the outset of the session it appeared that there may be some changes on the horizon as it relates to workers’ compensation and subrogation, the session wrapped on May 9, 2018 with very little actual changes that will affect the adjusting of claims here in Colorado.  The bills that were successful represent carve-outs: [...]

It’s A Wrap – Legislative Session 2018 is in the Books 2019-01-22T11:09:15-07:00

Three Weeks Left of Legislative Session 2018

Update on Past Bills Things are plugging along down at the Capitol as the session is speeding towards the finish line of May 9, 2018.  Most significantly, the budget for the 2018-2019 years is on its way to the Governor, meaning that many of the bills with a fiscal note are now up for debate. [...]

Three Weeks Left of Legislative Session 2018 2019-01-22T11:11:36-07:00