The Industrial Commission is the state agency responsible for:
- Regulating workers' compensation activities in Idaho, including companies licensed to issue workers' compensation policies.
- Settling disputes between injured workers and insurers.
- Deciding appeals for unemployment decisions from the Idaho Department of Labor.
- Ensuring that employers have workers' compensation coverage as required by law.
- Providing compensation to innocent victims of crime through the Crime Victims Compensation Program.
Effective August 1, 2013, the Idaho Industrial Commission will begin receiving Idaho workers’ compensation insurance policy data from the National Council on Compensation Insurance (NCCI) in the IAIABC EDI POC Release 3.0 format. This change will affect what insurance carriers are required to report to NCCI.
Some of the key changes coming in Release 3.0 are the addition of data elements to identify deductible policies, professional employer organization (PEO) and client company relationships, state premium, as well as the addition of several new cancellation reasons including “failure to submit payroll information”. A copy of the data element requirements, event tables and edit matrix are available on the Commission’s website. Also, please refer to NCCI’s Proof of Coverage Circular, POC-ID-2013-0, which is available on NCCI’s website at www.ncci.com for additional instructions on the requirements for Proof of Coverage Release 3.0.
The administrative rules of the Industrial Commission require that new policies, renewal policies, reinstatements and endorsement information must be reported to NCCI within 30 days of the effective date. Cancellations and non-renewals must be reported to NCCI within the time frames required by Idaho Code §72-311.
If you have any questions regarding the new reporting requirements, please contact Christi Simon, Employer Compliance Manager, Idaho Industrial Commission, at (208) 334-6099 or by email at Christi.Simon@iic.idaho.gov.
The Idaho Industrial Commission's Winter 2013 Newsletter is directed to attendees of the CIWCS course, claims administrators, and compliance contacts for sureties; however the newsletter has useful information for all workers' compensation participants.
JUDICIAL RULES OF PRACTICE AND PROCEDURE
For a copy of the Judicial Rules, effective May 8, 2013, please click the link below.
On April 7, 2011, the Idaho Industrial Commission stopped mailing premium tax forms to sureties, as this form is now available online. An informational letter was mailed June 7, 2011. Companies must print and submit the completed forms for the semi-annual period January 1, 2011 through June 30, 2011. All reports and payments must be received in our office by close of business on Monday, August 1. Failure to meet this deadline will result in the assessment and collection of penalties provided by law.
On June 8, 2012, the Idaho Industrial Commission sent notices regarding the Premium Tax Rate Reduction to Insurance Companies Approved to Write Workers' Compensation Under Idaho Law. The report and tax payment must be received in our office by July 31, 2012.
Per Idaho Code §72-523, the premium tax rate effective January 1, 2012 through December 31, 2013 has been reduced by 20% from 2.5% to 2.0%. The online premium tax form reflects this change for the semi-annual period January 1, 2012 through June 30, 2012. All reports and payments must be received in our office by close of business July 31, 2012. An informational letter was mailed April 3, 2012.
On April 7, 2011, the Idaho Industrial Commission stopped mailing reporting forms. These forms, as well as the NCCI rates, are now available online. Companies must print and submit the completed forms and tax payment for each six-month period.
Proposed Rules for 2013 Legislative Session
- 17-0204-1201 Administrative Rules of the Industrial Commission Under the Workers' Compensation Law - Benefits
- 17-0209-1201 Medical Fees
The Industrial Commission has posted links to the approved rules and passed legislation from the 2012 Legislative Session.
The next meeting of the Commission's Advisory Committee is scheduled to be held May 8, 2013 beginning at 9:30 AM in the Industrial Commission's first floor conference room, 700 Clearwater Lane, Boise, Idaho. Future meetings are scheduled for:
- May 8, 2013 - Agenda
- August 7, 2013
- November 6, 2013