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Worker's Compensation Board of Indiana

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WCB Mission Statement

To provide efficient dispute resolution for injured workers and employers by administering both formal adjudication and informal dispute resolution services; to serve the public by answering inquiries regarding the Indiana Worker's Compensation system; and to collect statistical information regarding workplace injuries in Indiana.

News and Notices

Notice: The Agreement to Compensation - SF 1043 form is now available via the Board's Forms Portal system. Currently, it is only to be used to file compliance copies of TTD or TPD agreements.  PPI and PTD agreements must still be filed in hardcopy.  

Notice: Effective July 1, 2014, TTD/TPD and PPI benefits are increasing.  This increase only applies to injuries occurring after 7/1/2014.  The revised rates can be found here.

Notice: The Board has made available the guidelines for determining the pecuniary liability of an employer to a medical service facility.  This document can be found here.

Notice: The 2014 Second Injury Fund recommendation report and certificates are now available.  Please click here to review.

Notice: Beginning with the December 2013 settings, the Board will alter the manner in which Full Board hearings are scheduled.  Please click here to view a memo from the chairperson detailing these changes.

Notice: Effective 6/19/2013, per HEA1320, all carriers should complete State Form 55310 and submit, along with a check, to the Worker’s Compensation Board.  Self-insured employers and third party administrators do not complete the form or pay this fee as they contribute to Indiana’s fee schedule and provider fee dispute system through their application and renewal fees.  This is an annual requirement and will be due each year by July 31st.  Filings shall cover policy year data from the previous year.  Thus, the filing in July of 2013 will cover Indiana policies written in calendar year 2012.  Technical questions may be addressed to Ron Cooper at the ICRB (317-842-0483).  General questions or comments should go to Linda Hamilton, Chairman of the Worker’s Compensation Board (317-232-3811).

July 1, 2013 Changes to Worker’s Compensation and Occupational Diseases Act

HEA 1320 was signed into law May 11, 2013.  It was amended several times, and the final version was passed with the understanding that, this summer, the interim study committee on insurance would look into a number of the issues over which there was still conflict.  Included on the list of topics the committee will consider are: a floor for the fee schedule concerning payments to medical service facilities, payment to hospital employed physicians, “clean claim” provisions, electronic submission of medical bills and payment thereof, reimbursement for implants and establishment of an advisory committee on workers’ compensation and occupational diseases issues.

Substantive changes in the law include:

  • creation of a fee schedule for medical service providers and medical service facilities (addressed more fully here) along with procedural provisions for provider fee claims,
  • phased in benefit increases beginning July 1, 2014,
  • reimposition of the filing fee under IC 22-3-5-2,
  • allowance of policy periods shorter than one year,
  • adoption of a single definition of “independent contractor,”
  • amendment of provisions pertaining to the data collected by the Indiana Compensation Rating Bureau, and
  • direction to the Interim Study Committee on Insurance regarding workers’ compensation issues to be investigated and reported upon during the summer of 2013.

 

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