Federal—Legislative Activity

    
​NCCI's Legislative Activity Page is provided "As Is", solely as a reference tool to be used for informational purposes only. This page contains summaries of various workers compensation related bills as initially drafted, which are subject to change and frequently do. The end user is responsible for ensuring the accuracy of the information contained herein prior to use for any purpose. The information on this page shall not be construed or interpreted as providing legal or any other advice.
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Relates to the Heroes Act.
House10/6/2020HR 925Amended and Passed House2020
Relates to the Heroes Act.
House10/1/2020HR 8406In House Committee2020
Requires the Secretary of Labor to establish a program for providing portable benefits to eligible workers.
Senate8/14/2020SB 4276In Senate Committee2020
Requires the Secretary of Labor to establish a program for providing portable benefits to eligible workers.
House8/3/2020HR 6746In House Committee2020
Creates the Federal Workforce Health and Safety During the Pandemic Act.
House7/22/2020HR 7341In House Committee2020
Establishes a presumption that certain firefighters who are Federal employees and have COVID–19 contracted that disease while in the performance of their official duties.
Senate7/9/2020SB 3910In Senate Committee2020
Establishes a Pandemic Risk Reinsurance Program, and for other purposes.
House6/22/2020HR 6983In House Committee2020
Establishes a Pandemic Risk Reinsurance Program, and for other purposes.
House5/29/2020HR 7011 In House Committee2020
Creates Health and Economic Recovery Omnibus Emergency Solutions Act or the HEROES Act.  Relates to COVID-19 (i.e., coronavirus disease 2019) outbreak and its impact on the economy, public health, state and local governments, individuals, and businesses.
House5/26/2020HR 6800 In Senate Committee2020
Relates to Transportation Security Administration employees who contract COVID–19 are entitled to appropriate workers compensation and other benefits.
House5/5/2020HR 6656In House Committee2020
In part, eliminates the Federal Insurance Office within the Department of the Treasury.
Senate1/21/2020S 1586Introduced
Allows transportation of merchandise in noncontiguous trade on foreign-flag vessels, and for other purposes.
House1/2/2020HR 5498Introduced
Includes the Terrorism Risk Insurance Program Reauthorization Act of 2019.
House12/20/2019HR 1865Enacted
Reauthorizes through 2027 the Terrorism Risk Insurance Program within the Department of the Treasury.
Senate12/17/2019S 2877In Senate Committee
Contains provisions related to alien farmworkers, including provisions establishing a certified agricultural worker status and changing the H-2A temporary worker program.
House12/16/2019HR 5038In Senate Committee
In part, eliminates the Federal Insurance Office within the Department of the Treasury.
House12/11/2019HR 1862In House Committee
Amends the Black Lung Benefits Act to preserve specified amendments made by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) in the event those amendments are repealed. The amendments expanded the application of certain eligibility requirements for black lung benefits to claims that were pending on or after the enactment of PPACA. Those requirements (1) established a rebuttable presumption for claims filed by a miner who worked at least 15 years in an underground coal mine that a disabling lung or respiratory condition was due to black lung disease; and (2) entitled the survivors of a miner who, before death, was determined to be eligible for benefits to those benefits without the survivors being required to revalidate the miner's claim. (Previously, survivors were required to prove that the miner's death was caused by black lung disease.)
House11/26/2019HR 170In House Committee
Provides for transparency of Medicare secondary payer reporting information.
House11/26/2019HR 1375In House Committee
Establishes a national health insurance program that is administered by the Department of Health and Human Services.
House11/26/2019HR 1384In House Committee
Enhances the rights of domestic workers.
House11/26/2019HR 3760In House Committee
Requires the Secretary of Labor to establish a pilot program for providing portable benefits to eligible workers'
House11/26/2019HR 4016In House Committee
Provides for the application of Medicare secondary payer rules to certain workers compensation settlement agreements and qualified Medicare set-aside provisions.
House11/26/2019HR 4161In House Committee
Reauthorizes through 2030 the Terrorism Risk Insurance Program within the Department of the Treasury.
House11/26/2019HR 4634In Senate Committee
Requires the Department of Labor to award grants for FY2020, on a competitive basis, to states, local governments, or nonprofit organizations to support broad innovation and experimentation with respect to portable benefits.
Senate11/26/2019S 541In Senate Committee
Establishes a national health insurance program that is administered by the Department of Health and Human Services.
Senate11/26/2019S 1129In Senate Committee
Creates a presumption that a disability or death of a Federal employee in fire protection activities caused by any of certain diseases is the result of the performance of the duty of the employee.
Senate11/26/2019S 1942In Senate Committee
Provides for transparency of Medicare secondary payer reporting information.
Senate11/26/2019S 1989In Senate Committee
Enhances the rights of domestic workers.
Senate11/26/2019S 2112In Senate Committee
Ensures that claims for benefits under the Black Lung Benefits Act are processed in a fair and timely manner, to better protect miners from pneumoconiosis (commonly known as “black lung disease”).
Senate11/26/2019S 2205In Senate Committee