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Agents and brokers were warned at an industry conference that workers’ compensation coverage written for a business operation in one state won’t protect that firm’s operations in other jurisdictions.

That caution came during a recent continuing education session held at the Professional Insurance Agents of New York annual MertoRAP conference. Conducting a session titled, “Workers’ Compensation, Crossing State Lines,” Ivan Cohen of Insurance Education Corp. of Carmel, N.Y., advised agents that they are wrong to assume workers’ compensation coverage in one state will cover workers filing claims in a different state.

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