§ 31-299b Hold Harmless Language in Stipulations


TO: Commissioners, District Administrators, Self-Insureds, Insurance Carriers, Attorneys, Unions, Legal Advisory Panel, and Advisory Board Members
FROM: John A. Mastropietro, Chairman
DATE: October 30, 2000
RE: § 31-299b Hold Harmless Language in Stipulations


It has come to my attention that some entities are utilizing language similar to the following in their stipulations:

"In addition, this agreement settles all claims against these respondents including any claims brought as a result of Connecticut General Statutes Section 31-299b, and the claimant agrees to hold harmless and indemnify the respondents in the event of any claims pursuant to said statute."

Please be advised that at the October meeting of the Workers’ Compensation Commissioners it was determined that said language was unacceptable and will not be considered appropriate language for stipulation purposes. Please be further advised that if a stipulation with this language is presented to a Commissioner, said stipulation will be rejected. Please revise your stipulations to excise this verbiage from any stipulation document that is to be presented for approval to this Commission.