MISSISSIPPI CODE
TITLE 71. LABOR AND INDUSTRY
CHAPTER 3. WORKERS' COMPENSATION GENERAL PROVISIONS

Sec. 71-3-153. Statement of purpose

The purpose of Sections 71-3-151 through 71-3-181 is to provide a mechanism for the payment of the covered claims under the Workers' Compensation Law, to avoid excessive delay in payment and to avoid financial loss to claimants because of the insolvency of a self-insurer, to assist in the detection and prevention of self-insurer insolvencies, and to provide an association to assess the cost of such protection among self-insurers.

Sections 71-3-151 through 71-3-181 shall apply to all employers who are self-insurers under the provisions of Section 71-3-75, Mississippi Code of 1972.

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