Matt Lesser

State Senator

Matt Lesser

Deputy Majority Leader

Your Independent Voice

January 12, 2022

State Senator Matt Lesser Releases Statement Following News of Rate Decreases in Workers’ Compensation Insurance

Today, state Senator Matt Lesser (D-Middletown), co-Chair of the Insurance and Real Estate Committee, is releasing a statement following Governor Lamont’s announcement that Connecticut businesses will see another rate decrease in workers’ compensation insurance in 2022.

“I am pleased to see that Workers’ Compensation Insurance rates are again falling in Connecticut. This means huge savings for Connecticut businesses, and I am grateful to Commissioner Mais for returning meaningful relief to Connecticut policyholders.

Workers’ Compensation represents a ‘grand bargain’ between business and employees where employers receive limits on their liability – but in return employees are promised speedy compensation for work-related injuries.

To make good on that bargain, employers and insurers need to deal with the crisis of the moment and that means compensating workers who get sick with COVID-19 on the job. Far too many companies have resisted these claims – an increasing concern as Connecticut and the world deal with the omicron surge.”