CorVel has provided workers’ compensation management services to New Hampshire employers for more than 30 years. Our approach is that all injured workers need quality healthcare and compassionate guidance from someone who is familiar with their case. CorVel provides personalized attention, along with the expertise needed to help speed return to work, while ensuring patients understand and follow treatment plans and get their questions answered quickly. All so that recovery can continue and life can get back on track.
Our comprehensive return to work program ensures collaboration and communication with all interested parties including the injured worker, employer, human resources, medical and safety teams, and healthcare providers. We use technology, compassionate case management for employees and cost containment measures, to give New Hampshire employers a superior program.
As a service to our clients, CorVel is providing links to information related to the COVID-19 pandemic provided by the states.
Legislature Status: Suspended until at least May 4
COVID-19 Related Policies
HB 1113 – Relative to workers’ compensation for heart and lung disease in firefighters.
This measure eliminates the length of time the presumption of heart or lung disease is occupationally related for firefighters.
This measure repeals the length of time the presumption of heart or lung disease in members of fire departments is occupationally related.
This measure is effective 60 days after enactment.
Most Recent Update: This measure has been referred to the Senate Commerce Committee, chaired by Senator Kevin Cavanaugh (D).
The New Hampshire General Court has temporarily suspended operations for due to the COVID-19 outbreak.
SB 59 – Adding post traumatic stress disorder and acute stress disorder to the definition of “injury” for purposes of workers’ compensation and reestablishing the commission to study the incidence of post-traumatic stress disorder in first responders.
This measure adds PTSD to workers’ compensation.
This measure adds post-traumatic stress disorder and acute stress disorder to the definition of “injury” for purposes of workers’ compensation. The measure also reestablishes the commission to study the incidence of post-traumatic stress disorder in first responders and whether such disorder should be covered under workers’ compensation.
Most Recent Update: On July 17, Governor Chris Sununu (R) signed this measure. Section 5 of this measure will become effective on November 1, 2020. RSA 281-1:17, as inserted by Section 3 of this measure, will become effective on January 1, 2020. The remainder of the measure became effective on July 17, 2019.
SB 451 – Establishing an administrative hearing procedure and penalty for an employer who fails to make payment of wages or who fails to secure workers’ compensation coverage.
This measure establishes an administrative hearing procedure and penalty for an employer who fails to make payment of wages or who fails to secure workers’ compensation coverage.
If it is determines, after an inspection, that an employer committed a violation, the Labor Commissioner may issue a stop work order against the employer requiring the cessation of all business operations of such employer. Such stop work order shall be issued only against an employer found to be in violation. The Commissioner may serve a stop work order at a place of business or employment by posting a copy of the stop work order in a conspicuous location at the place of business or employment.
Any employer aggrieved by the imposition of a stop work order will have 10 days from the date of service to appeal such order. n employer who violates a stop work order will be guilty of a misdemeanor if a natural person, or guilty of a felony if any other person.
Most Recent Update: This measure has been referred to the House Labor, Industrial and Rehabilitative Services Committee, chaired by Representative Brian Sullivan (D). This measure awaits consideration before the Committee.
New Hampshire Regulatory Updates 2/3/2022
SB 377 – Relative to the Diagnosis of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder In State Troopers.
Issues: Workers’ Compensation (Medical Coverage And Reimbursement), Workers’ Compensation (General)
This measure creates a presumption that any incidents that occur while a state trooper is performing their respective duties while in their car, and that causes a stress disorder, is determined to be occupationally caused. This measure creates a presumption for any incident that causes acute stress disorder or post-traumatic stress disorder while a state trooper is in their vehicle performing their respective duties is occupationally caused. This measure is effective upon passage.
Most Recent Update:
1/11/2022 This measure has been introduced and referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee, chaired by Senator Sharon Carson (R). The sponsor does not sit on the committee of referral. This measure is eligible for consideration in the Senate Judiciary Committee. A timeline may be established by the Chair Sharon Carson (R).
The New Hampshire RSI-A 23-a (effective June 1, 1993) requires that the carrier, TPA or consultant may provide case management services as long as the case manager is certified as an Injury Management Facilitator (IMF).
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CorVel has been certified by the State of New Hampshire since 1997 and offers channeling to our network of providers statewide, largely built by customer requests and nominations. Our web-based directory can create customized lists based on specific geographic location and/or physician specialties. CorVel’s New Hampshire network offers medical discounts to employers in addition to defined utilization reviews and return to work guidelines.
Learn more about CorVel’s comprehensive suite of workers’ compensation solutions, or you can contact a local representative for additional information.
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