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Illinois Worker's Compensation Commission Emergency Amendment

Attention businesses that have employees in the state of Illinois:  On April 13, 2020 the Worker's Compensation Commission in Illinois unilaterally approved an amendment to their worker's compensation law. The amendment states that any employees in an “essential” industry (as defined by Governor Pritzker's Executive Order) who contract COVID-19 are covered by worker's compensation.

The amendment was approved to ensure first responders and front line workers, who are most susceptible to exposure to COVID-19, are afforded the full protections of the Workers’ Compensation Act in the event they are exposed to or contract the virus.

Click here to read the full amendment.

About the Author

Marc Flood, CIC, LUTCF

Posted in: Workers Compensation, COVID-19

Posted by Marc Flood, CIC, LUTCF

Marc has been a commercial agent with Hausmann-Johnson Insurance since 1995 and during that time he has enjoyed building strong relationships with clients. Through those relationships he also builds trust, which he recognizes as an important measurement of a successful agent. Marc also embraces being a problem-solver for clients who may be facing claims, coverage or premium related issues. Marc enjoys spending his free time with his family either at athletic events or on a boat at the lake. Giving back is also important to Marc as he actively volunteers with the Salvation Army, Operation Fresh Start, and the River Food Panty

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