Court Rules Florida Workers’ Comp Rate Hike to Remain, For Now


Florida’s workers’ compensation rate increase of 14.5 percent will remain in effect while a Florida appeals court reviews a legal challenge to the state’s recent rate-making process.

The First District Court of Appeals granted an extension to the stay issued on Nov. 28 when the Florida Office of Insurance Regulation (OIR) filed its notice of appeal to Leon County Circuit Court Judge Karen Gievers’ order halting the rate increase, which took effect Dec. 1.

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