Editorial: Decide Workers' Comp Rates in the Sunshine
Florida's workers' compensation system has seen significant upheaval this year, with two Supreme Court opinions voiding much of the law and creating uncertainty for businesses. That underscores the importance of determining workers' comp rate increases in the open so the public can assess whether they seem fair and justified. Instead, the ratings agency that proposes rates and the state Office of Insurance Regulation, which approves them, did their work in secret. Now a circuit judge in Leon County has found that work should be done in the sunshine, and she's absolutely right.