Florida Action Alert: Contact President Haridopolos in Support of Workers' Comp Reform and SB 668!
As we discussed during our weekly Chamber Federation Legislative Update and Coordination call this morning, we have 16 FBA priority bills seeing action on Monday and Tuesday alone. Over the past several weeks, we have focused on workers' compensation reform, unemployment compensation reform and auto insurance reform. These reforms could save Floridians billions of dollars. This week, we add a new legal reform priority to our list: Expert Witness Testimony.
Because of your support and participation over the past couple of weeks, we have seen hundreds of emails and phone calls made to Legislators in support of these major issues. We ask that you continue to stay engaged and continue to involve your members and your staff in all of these issues. We are now less than two weeks away from the finish line and the support of partners like you are what helps the business community succeed.
This week we are asking that you to contact Senate President Mike Haridopolos and ask that he support this legislation and the $62 million in savings it means to Florida's businesses.
Workers’ compensation rates are going up an average of 8.9% on your business this year! Action is needed to save Florida’s business community $62 million in 2012!
Contact Senate President Mike Haridopolos and ask him to support SB 668 by Sen. Alan Hays and its original intent – to allow for a 2.5% rate reduction by closing the expensive repackaged drug loophole!
Click here to send a pre-written email to President Haridopolos.
This Florida Chamber of Commerce-backed legislation is scheduled to be heard Tuesday in the Senate Budget Subcommittee on Health and Human Services Appropriations.
Contact Senate President Mike Haridopolos by Noon tomorrow and urge him to support SB 668 getting to the Senate floor and passed by the Senate!
Currently, Florida’s mandatory workers’ comp system is being undermined and ignored by some physicians who dispense repackaged drugs and are charging employers significantly higher prices that exceed the statutory reimbursement for pharmaceuticals. SB 668 will not prevent physician dispensing; however, the rate of reimbursement will be limited to those currently identified in statute.
You can email Senate President Haridopolos directly by clicking here or you can call President Haridopolos at (321) 752-3131 and (850) 487-5628 and tell him:
- Workers’ comp rates are going up 8.9% on my business this year.
- Support SB 668 by Sen. Hays in its original form (without Sen. Garcia’s traveling amendment) which will allow for a 2.5% rate reduction.
- Support getting this bill to the floor and passed by the full Senate!