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MEMORANDUM - June 10, 1996

Heart & Hypertension Benefits

 


TO: AFL-CIO, Attorneys, City & Town Mayors/Selectmen/General Managers, CT Conference of Municipalities, Insurers, Firefighter Unions, Police Unions, Self-Insured Municipalities, WC Advisory Board, WC Legal Advisory Board, Workers' Compensation Commissioners
FROM: Jesse M. Frankl, Chairman
DATE: June 10, 1996
RE: Heart & Hypertension Benefits

 

Public Act 96-231 (An Act Concerning Heart and Hypertension Benefits) was enacted during the course of the Spring Legislative Session of the Connecticut General Assembly. To assist you in understanding the new legislation, the Workers' Compensation Commission would like to inform you of the following:
 

  • Effective July 1, 1996, ONLY uniformed members of paid municipal fire departments or regular members of paid municipal police departments who were employed ON JULY 1, 1996 will be eligible for Heart & Hypertension Benefits pursuant to Section 7-433c of the Connecticut General Statutes
     
  • Effective July 1, 1996, uniformed members of paid municipal fire departments or regular members of paid municipal police departments who were employed ON JULY 1, 1996 (who therefore are still eligible for Heart & Hypertension Benefits) are no longer required to serve two years from the date of employment to be eligible for such benefits (that previous requirement was repealed)
     
  • Uniformed members of paid municipal fire departments or regular members of paid municipal police departments who are employed AFTER JULY 1, 1996 will NOT BE ELIGIBLE for Heart & Hypertension Benefits pursuant to Section 7-433c of the Connecticut General Statutes — they will be eligible ONLY for benefits provided by the Workers' Compensation Act for their compensable work-related injuries
     

For more information, you may contact your local Workers' Compensation Commission District Office or call the Commission's Education Services at 1-800-223-9675 (toll-free in Connecticut) or (860) 493-1500.