Second New Video from MO Work Comp Division Features Springfield HBA

The Missouri Department of Labor & Industrial Relations Division of Workers Compensation released a new video this week – “Overview of Work Comp.” The video features interview segments with HBA of Greater Springfield CEO Matt Morrow, and provides a concise description of what Missouri Workers Compensation law requires of businesses that operate in the construction…

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KY3: Does Your Contractor Carry Workers Comp Insurance? You Need to Know!

On Wednesday, March 28, Contact KY3‘s Jay Scherder highlighted the need for consumers to do their homework when hiring a contractor. In Missouri, construction businesses are generally required to carry workers compensation insurance for the protection of employees, businesses, and consumers.  Active and current workers compensation insurance is a requirement for membership in the Home Builders…

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Governor Nixon Vetoes Priority Workers Compensation Reform Bill

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon vetoed one of the HBA of Missouri’s priority pieces of legislation dealing with the work compensation system. The workers’ compensation legislation would have included occupational diseases under Missouri’s worker’s compensation system instead of allowing lawsuits over those claims. It also would have barred employees who get hurt on the job from…

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MO Work Comp Division Runs “5 Myths” Video Featuring Springfield HBA’s CEO

The Missouri Department of Labor & Industrial Relations Division of Workers Compensation last week released a new video entitled “5 Myths of Work Comp.” The video features interview segments with HBA of Greater Springfield CEO Matt Morrow, and dispells some of the commonly-held misconceptions about who is and who isn’t required under Missouri law to…

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Big Changes for Missouri Workers Compensation

Guest Column from Randall Gammill, MBA, SPHR Certified Work Comp Advisor Connell Insurance Re-printed with Permission from Michaelcoan.com On July 1st Missouri joined nearly 3 dozen other states that have adopted a new formula for the workers’ compensation experience modifier. As most employers already know, the National Council on Compensation Insurance (NCCI) collects payroll, job…

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Ozarks Regional Housing & Construction Conference Almost Here!

  Oasis Inn & Convention Center CLICK HERE TO REGISTER ONLINE CLICK HERE FOR SPONSORSHIP INFORMATION & SPEAKER BIOS The housing and construction sectors of the economy are essential for creating jobs and increasing business activity and local economic vitality. The HBA’s Ozarks Regional Housing & Construction Conference provides the private and public sectors with…

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HBA Ozarks Regional Housing & Construction Conference

Oasis Inn & Convention Center CLICK HERE TO REGISTER ONLINE CLICK HERE FOR SPONSORSHIP INFORMATION & SPEAKER BIOS The housing and construction sectors of the economy are essential for creating jobs and increasing business activity and local economic vitality. The HBA’s Ozarks Regional Housing & Construction Conference provides the private and public sectors with accurate…

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Better Times Ahead

HBA President Matt Bailey

As we start a new decade, we look forward to better times ahead. The last three years have been a struggle in the construction industry, but with the lessons learned have made us all better and more efficient at what we do. That’s good news for you as you plan your next home improvement, remodel…

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Raising the Ceiling, and the Floor

Matt Morrow

I recently was invited to speak to the monthly lunch meeting of the local chapter of the National Association of Professional Mortgage Women about the current and future state of the local housing economy. After my remarks, I was asked an excellent question. The question was prefaced this way: Given the current slowdown, many of…

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State’s High Court Makes Work Comp Decision

Supreme Court Decision – Workers CompensationAfter a year and a half, the Missouri Supreme Court finally ruled on the constitutionality of Senate Bill 1. This bill made wholesale changes in Missouri’s workers compensation program and has been credited with lowering premiums for the last couple of years. Organized labor challenged nearly every section saying that…

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Who Cares What Happens in Jeff City

By Jennifer McClure , Director of Public Affairs Sometimes, the legislation that doesn’t pass is as important as that which is “truly agreed and finally passed” by the Missouri General Assembly. Consider this list of proposed legislation that didn’t pass: • Storm Water/Impact Fee Statutory Authorization • Statewide Uniform Building/Fire Code • Missouri County Planning…

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