Independent Insurance Agents of Nebraska

 

 

 

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From IIAN's Legislative Committee

February 24, 2015

TAKE ACTION NOW!

Tell Business & Labor Committee To
Move LB 276 To Floor For Debate

Bill Addresses Problem of Independent Contractors Uninsured For Workers' Compensation

 

Dear Big "I" Member: 

 

At IIAN's request, LB 276 was introduced by Business & Labor Committee Chairman Burke Harr of Omaha, to address the growing problem of independent contractors who do not insure themselves for workers compensation.  Yesterday, the Unicameral Business & Labor Committee held a hearing on LB 276, and IIAN members Andy Bassett, Tom Farrell, and Gale Squier testified in support of the bill.

If passed, the bill would provide a voluntary procedure in statute to legally certify independent contractors "up front", and clearly exempt Certified Independent Contractors from workers compensation law in Nebraska.  Click here  to read why LB 276 is needed in Nebraska.
Click here 
to read LB 276.

ACTION NEEDED ASAP  

Please call/e-mail/fax the Nebraska Senator on the Business & Labor Committee nearest to you by Thursday, February 26,
and urge him/her to 
vote LB 276 onto the floor for debate by the full legislature (General File).

  

Sen. Burke Harr - District 8 - Omaha   Contact Info & District Map Link  
Sen. Dave Bloomfield - District 17 - Northeast NE Contact Info & Map
Sen. Ernie Chambers - District 11 - Omaha           Contact Info & Map

  (Note:  Not present at hearing)

Sen. Sue Crawford - District 45 - Bellevue             Contact Info & Map
 
Sen. Laura Ebke - District 32 - Fairbury/Crete        Contact Info & Map

Sen. Jerry Johnson - District 23 - David City/Wahoo Contact Info & Map

Sen. John McCollister - District 20 - Omaha           Contact Info & Map


Feel free to send this Action Alert to your clients who are affected by this issue and ask them to call to express their support!


Additional Talking Points:

  • It will provide an option not now available which would significantly reduce the current large uninsured exposure that hiring parties and their insurance companies now have, while still providing choice for true independent contractors
     
  • LB 276 will not change the definition/status of "employee" in Nebraska

Call Carol McClelland at the IIAN office with questions - 1-800-377-3985.

 

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