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Workers' comp rate hearing raises larger reform issues

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A hearing Tuesday on whether to raise workers' compensation insurance rates in Florida also acted as a sounding board for airing complaints about the system.

The National Council on Compensation Insurance is seeking an 8.9 percent average statewide increase in overall rates, but state regulators and business owners voiced concerns about two main cost drivers in the workers' compensation system: fraud and prescriptions dispensed by doctors.

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