NU Online News Service, May 23, 4:08 p.m.EDT--Workers' compensation premiums for employers inMassachusetts will decrease three percent in September, despiteconcerns about rate inadequacy.

The decrease is the result of an agreement between the Divisionof Insurance's State Rating Bureau, the Workers' CompensationRating and Inspection Bureau, and state Attorney General TomReilly.

"We are pleased to reach an agreement that will lower the costof workers' compensation insurance and lessen the burden placed onMassachusetts businesses," Mr. Reilly said.

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