Below are the latest updates from NCCI regarding state presumptions:
Illinois: (Past by Both Chambers on 5.22.20) HB 2455 In Part, Provides That There is a Rebuttable Presumption That an Employee’s Contraction of COVID-19 Arises Out of and in the Course of the Employee’s First Responder or Frontline Worker Employment and That the Injury or Occupational Disease Shall Be Rebuttably Presumed to Be Causally Connected to the Hazards or Exposures of the Employee’s First Responder or Frontline Worker Employment
Massachusetts: (In Joint Committee) HB 4739 Creates a Presumption of Relatedness for Essential Workers Suffering From COVID-19
Michigan: (In Senate Committee) SB 928 Relates to Infectious Disease Presumption for Essential Employees During a Declared Emergency
Ohio: (Introduced the Below)
HB 667 Makes COVID-19 Contracted by a Corrections Officer an Occupational Disease Under the Workers Compensation Law
HB 668 Makes Coronavirus Contracted by a Peace Officer, Firefighter, or Emergency Medical Worker an Occupational Disease Under the Workers Compensation Law
As a reminder, NCCI provides regular updates regarding presumption activity. To access the tracker, click here.