Florida Division of Workers’ Compensation Schedules March 3 Hearing on Claims Chapter
Feb 6, 2014
The Florida Division of Workers’ Compensation (“DWC”) has scheduled a March 3, 2014 Proposed Rule Hearing on amendments to Rule Chapter 69L-3, F.A.C., which relates to workers’ compensation claims. To view the Hearing notice, click here.
Among other revisions, the proposed amendments would clarify that the filing of paper documents, when approved by the DWC, does not supersede the requirements for electronic submittal of claims information. Also updated are terminology and contact information. The revisions would delete an obsolete form and related language, and make additional technical changes.
Specifically, the proposed amendments would effect the following:
- Revise the Rule Chapter’s title list;
- Replace the defined term “Claims-Handling Entity” with the defined term “Claim Administrator”;
- Replace the term “carrier” with “insurer;” and
- Make revisions to Web sites, e-mail addresses and phone numbers used to contact or make reports to the DWC.
If requested within the specified time period, the Hearing will be held at 10:00 a.m. in Room 102, Hartman Building, 2012 Capital Circle Southeast, Tallahassee, Florida.
Following is a list of the proposed amended Rules:
|69L-3.003||Procedures for Filing Documents|
|69L-3.0033||Electronic Filing of Workers’ Compensation Forms|
|69L-3.0035||Injured Worker Informational Brochure|
|69L-3.0036||Employer Informational Brochure|
|69L-3.004||First Report of Injury or Illness: Employer’s Responsibility to Record and Report Accidents|
|69L-3.0045||First Report of Injury or Illness: Claims-handling Entity’s Responsibility to Record and Report Accidents|
|69L-3.0046||Wage Statement: Employer’s and Claims-handling Entity’s Responsibility to Record and Report Wages|
|69L-3.0091||Notice of Action/Change|
|69L-3.012||Notice of Denial|
|69L-3.016||Claim Cost Report|
|69L-3.017||Notice of Apportionment of Medical Reimbursement Due to a Pre-Existing Condition(s)|
|69L-3.018||Wage Loss Benefits Due to Permanent Impairment (Dates of Accident August 1, 1979 through December 31, 1993)|
|69L-3.019||Wage Loss Benefits for Temporary Partial Disability (Dates of Accident August 1, 1979 through December 31, 1993)|
|69L-3.0191||Temporary Disability Benefits (Dates of Accident January 1, 1994 through September 30, 2003)|
|69L-3.01915||Temporary Partial Disability Benefits (Dates of Accident on or After October 1, 2003)|
|69L-3.0192||Impairment Income Benefits (Dates of Accident January 1, 1994 through September 30, 2003)|
|69L-3.01925||Impairment Income Benefits (Dates of Accident on or After October 1, 2003)|
|69L-3.0193||Supplemental Income Benefits (Dates of Accident January 1, 1994 through September 30, 2003)|
|69L-3.0194||Permanent Total and Permanent Total Supplemental Benefits for Dates of Accident Prior to October 1, 2003|
|69L-3.01945||Permanent Total and Permanent Total Supplemental Benefits for Dates of Accident on or After October 1, 2003|
|69L-3.021||Additional Income Source Reports|
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