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Delaware Workers Compensation Oversight Panel Begins Work

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WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) - A state panel established to oversee efforts to keep workers compensation rates in Delaware affordable is getting down to work.

The Workers Compensation Oversight Panel is charged with creating a new medical fee schedule that would result in a 33 percent reduction in medical costs for workers compensation cases over three years.

Gov. Jack Markell planned to attend Monday's opening meeting of the oversight panel, which was established by legislation passed this year to address recent steep increases in workers compensation costs for businesses.

The legislation was based on recommendations of a task force established last year to address double-digit increases in average workers compensation rates over the past two years after five years of steady declines.

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