Wyoming Passes Disability Cost-of-Living Increase

By Staff Report

Mar. 5, 2009

Both chambers of Wyoming’s Legislature on Monday, March 2, approved a bill that would provide annual cost-of-living increases for workers’ compensation permanent-disability cases.

H.B. 54, sponsored by the Joint Labor, Health and Social Services Interim Committee, would adjust permanent-disability benefit increases by 3 percent or an amount equal to increases in the Consumer Price Index, depending on which is less. It also would increase death benefits.

A spokeswoman for Wyoming Gov. Dave Freuden did not immediately return a telephone call about whether the governor would sign the bill.

Filed by Roberto Ceniceros of Business Insurance, a sister publication of Workforce Management. To comment, e-mail

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