The 2017 Kentucky General Assembly is currently considering House Bill 296, which will significantly change workers compensation medical benefits in the event you are injured on duty. Among the many negative changes, two of the most concerning are:
- Medical benefits for a workers compensation injury will be CUT OFF at 15 years.
- For a permanently disabling injury, medical benefits will be cut off at age 70 or 4 years from the date of injury (which ever comes later).
With the modern law enforcement environment (mainly Tier 3 retirement officers/deputies) where we will be retiring later in life with sub-par insurance benefits, this bill is especially bad for us. We have an inherently dangerous and physical job and do not need to worry about what will happen to us if we are injured on duty!
Please call your Representative and Senator. Tell them if they respect the dangerous job you have then VOTE NO on House Bill 296.
Call 1-800-372-7181 Monday (02/20/2017) from 7:00 am to 6:00 pm to or Tuesday (02/21/2017) morning starting at 7:00 am.
Thank you and stay safe,
Your Legislative Team