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WC Benefits Available For Workers Handling Tainted Mail Employees who opened anthrax-tainted envelopesand had to be treated for their exposurewould be covered under their employers workers compensation policies, since part of their work-related duties involves opening mail, said Loretta Worters, vice president of communications for the Insurance Information Institute in New York.

Workers comp, which varies from state to state, provides for the cost of medical care and rehabilitation for injured employees. It also provides for lost wages and death benefits for the dependents of persons killed in work-related accidents.

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