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
The Board transitioned to EDI Version 3.1 on 3/20/2019. You can see more information here.
Website Notices 6/17/2019
Lump sum payment information must be memorialized through EDI within 30 days of Board approval of a settlement. This will be done via "PY" followed by an "FN" filing. Please see the updated Settlement Procedures for more information.
No compliance measures regarding EDI 3.1 are being taken at this time. We anticipate beginning to track performance for transactions that were filed on or after October 1, 2019 and no penalties will be issued before December 1, 2019 for EDI 3.1 monitored violations.
The Board will be reviewing claims that were filed between September 1, 2018 and March 20, 2019 for compliance matters as previously announced in July 2017.
Website Notices 5/31/2019
The 2019 Self-Insurance application and guidelines are now available. Please click here for more information and to download these forms.
Website Notices 5/14/2019
An EDI 3.1 Information Webinar with Live Q & A will be held on Tuesday, June 4th from 11:00am - 1:00pm EST. For more information, please click here.
Website Notices 5/3/2019
EDI 3.1 changes and clarifications can be viewed here.
Website Notices 4/5/2019
The ODG Drug Formulary training webinar is now available to download. The recorded webinar can be found here. This link will also be available on the Formulary's webpage found under Insurance Carriers.
Website Notices 3/21/2019
On March 20, 2019, Indiana transitioned to EDI 3.1 reporting. This necessitated a change in many form processes. SROI reporting has shifted from the Forms Portal to EDI. Errors and bugs are expected but will be corrected as quickly as possible. Please address concerns regarding forms by email to IT@wcb.IN.gov. Thank you for your understanding.
Website Notices 2/1/2019
Registration for two ODG Drug Formulary training webinars is now available. They will be held on Tuesday, February 12th from 12:00 PM - 12:30 PM ET and Thursday, March 7th from 3:00 PM - 3:30 PM ET.
Those interested in signing up for one of these webinars may do so here.
Website Notices 12/27/2018
The Second Injury Fund Annual Report and 2019 Assessment has been issued here
Website Notices 12/5/2018
Guidance for implementation of Indiana Worker’s compensation formulary is now available here. Please note that the formulary goes into effect January 1st 2019. The guidance provided is not final so please continue to check the WCB website periodically for updates.
Website Notices 11/1/2018
The Second Injury Fund status report is now available. Please click here for more information.
Website Notices 9/6/2018
Paper settlements documents will no longer be accepted by the Board. Those sent in or dropped off will be destroyed and the parties informed by phone or e-mail to submit the Agreement and Order as a PDF according to the Checklist and Procedure documents found here . Documents will not be marked Received until processed through the electronic system. Please know the Board will continue to improve this process as comments are received and notice will always be given through this format and notices on the website.
Website Notices 8/9/2018
Please join us in the Auditorium of the Government Center South, 402 West Washington Street, Indianapolis, Indiana on Monday, September 17th from 1-3 p.m. to learn about Indiana’s adoption of the ODG Formulary and how it will apply to worker’s compensation cases beginning on January 1, 2019. You can review the law here.
Please register here for this free seminar.
Website Notices 8/9/2018
On Tuesday, August 21, 2018 at 2:30 Eastern, we will offer a Claims Release 3.1 EDI for First Report of Injury (FROI) and Subsequent Report of Injury (SROI) Webinar Information Session. We strongly encourage all stakeholders to take advantage of this opportunity. The webinar will assist Trading Partners to understand and interpret the technical requirements for Claims Release 3.1 EDI for the State of Indiana. Register here today , for full details click here.
Website Notices 6/29/2018
The Board has posted the EDI Claims Release 3.1 Requirement Tables, Version 1.0. The Requirement Tables are immediately available for download on the EDI Requirements Page of INWCB EDI Claims Website: https://INWCBEDI.info/requirements . The Event Table, Element Requirement Table and Edit Matrix each contain a change log worksheet that will identify any changes made to that specific table after these initial requirements are published.
Website Notices 6/12/2018
A new protocol for submitting settlement agreements to the Board will go into effect within the next 30-45 days. A similar notice will be issued at that time. The Board is working with the Indiana Office of Technology to perfect the procedure and anticipates there may be slight changes; however, the Checklist should be followed whenever possible as of the date of this notice. Please take a minute to familiarize yourself with, and prepare to meet the requirements which can be found below. Thank you in advance for your assistance as we move to a more efficient means of addressing settlement agreements.
Website Notices 5/31/2018
The 2018 Self-Insurance application and guidelines are now available. Please click here for more information and to download these forms.
Website Notices 5/2/2018
Public Law 204, previously SB290, will go into effect on July 1st, 2018. This bill imposes new time frames for completing certain tasks and changes the way penalties are assessed for failing to maintain worker’s compensation insurance coverage on an employer’s workers. It also extends the renewal period for Second Injury Fund wage replacement benefits from 150 weeks to three years.
Public Law 206, previously SB369, adopts a formulary for certain drugs often prescribed for injured workers. FAQs and guidance will be forthcoming before Appendix A to the Official Disability Guidelines; informally referred to as the “ODG,” will go into effect on January 1, 2019.
Website Notices 4/17/2018
The Board will be implementing a new protocol for submitting “C” claim settlement documents in the near future. The legal environment surrounding Indiana worker’s compensation cases is changing. We are seeing many more settlements. Fewer cases are resolved through hearings. Therefore, once we have the internal processes in place, documents submitted for approval in “C” claims will go to the respective Single Hearing Members. Please disregard any documentation you may have seen, as the Board has not finalized anything in this regard. Thank you.
New Nurse Case Manager Guidelines can be found here. These replace those previously posted on this website.
Website Notices 1/2018
Denial of a Provider Fee Application or refusal to pay a bill from a medical provider for authorized care provided to an injured worker based solely on 631 IAC 1-1-32 (2)(A)(i) is improper. Provisions in the Indiana Administrative Code are rules authorized by IC 22-3-1-3 to assist the Board in carrying out the Worker’s Compensation Act, not laws themselves.
Medical providers may use the following link available through the Board’s online services to ascertain the name of an injured worker’s employer, worker’s compensation insurance carrier and that carrier’s claim identification number, when available.
No audio or visual recording may be made of any worker’s compensation hearing, conference or proceeding.
Social security numbers (SSN) of injured workers must be redacted from all documentation prior to submission to the Board. The Application for Adjustment of Claim is the only exception to this requirement.
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