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The Urgent Need for Workers Compensation Pandemic Planning

Workers' Compensation

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The 2009 influenza pandemic has created a new framework of acts and regulations to respond to the World Health Organization’s (WHO) phase 6 pandemic alert. Governmentally imposed employment disruptions resulting from regulatory work disruptions to prevent the spread of disease maybe massive.

While workers’ compensation was envisioned as a summary and remedial social insurance program, the challenges facing the workers’ compensation system to deliver benefits as promised may be seriously burdened.