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H 4631 - Requires insurance plans to continue to cover a firefigher who is unable to work because of a work-related injury

Tracking Level: Of Interest
Sponsor: James Smith
Last Action: 1/12/2016 - House - Referred to Committee on Labor, Commerce and Industry
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Summary of the bill as introduced: Requires an accident or health insurance plan to continue to provide coverage to a firefighter who is unable to work as a result of an injury sustained in the course of employment.

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Session 121 - (2015-2016)Printer Friendly
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H 4631 General Bill, By J.E. Smith
Summary: Insurance for firefighters
    A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 38-71-295 SO AS TO ESTABLISH THAT AN ACCIDENT OR HEALTH INSURANCE PLAN SHALL CONTINUE TO PROVIDE COVERAGE TO A FIREFIGHTER WHO IS UNABLE TO WORK AS A RESULT OF AN INJURY SUSTAINED IN THE COURSE OF EMPLOYMENT, AND TO PROVIDE THAT THE ORIGINAL INSURER SHALL CONTINUE TO PROVIDE BENEFITS FOR INJURIES SUSTAINED IN THE COURSE OF EMPLOYMENT.
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01/12/16House Introduced and read first time (House Journal-page 118)
01/12/16House Referred to Committee on Labor, Commerce and Industry (House Journal-page 118)



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