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ASA Urges Pennsylvania Insurance Commissioner to End Unfair Workers’ Compensation Rates

American Staffing Association (02/29/12) Ed Lenz

ASA has been waging a two-year battle with the state workers’ compensation rating agency in Pennsylvania to allow staffing firms that operate in the state to use their clients’ classification codes to determine workers’ compensation insurance rates.

Yesterday, ASA and the Mid-Atlantic Staffing Association, an ASA-affiliated chapter, filed an appeal with the state insurance commissioner on behalf of the staffing industry and two individually named Pennsylvania staffing firms. The appeal urges the commissioner to direct the agency to change the system and requests a hearing for the purpose of presenting the industry’s arguments.

Pennsylvania and Delaware are the only states that don’t allow temporary staffing firms, in some manner, to use their clients’ individual codes to determine workers’ compensation rates. ASA members can read the association’s letter, which summarizes the industry’s arguments made to the insurance commissioner.