Administering Idaho's Workers' Compensation Law


The Industrial Commission is the state agency responsible for:

  • Regulating workers' compensation activities in Idaho, including companies licensed to issue workers' compensation policies.
  • Ensuring that employers have workers' compensation coverage as required by law.
  • Settling disputes between injured workers, employers, and insurers.
  • Deciding appeals for unemployment decisions from the Idaho Department of Labor.
  • Providing compensation to innocent victims of crime through the Crime Victims Compensation Program.

Rules and Legislation (NEW)

Proposed Rules for 2014 Legislative Session

Click to view Proposed Rules and Statute Changes for the 2014 Legislative Session and comment periods for each rule change.

Approved Rules for 2013 Legislative Session

Added 07/13

New Workers' Compensation Policy Reporting Requirements

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 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

Added 03/13

News for Attorneys


For a copy of the Judicial Rules, effective May 8, 2013, please click the link below.

Added 05/13

Industrial Commission Public Service Announcements (NEW)

In an effort to draw attention to and help employers understand Idaho's workers' compensation insurance requirements, the Industrial Commission has developed public service announcements. To view and listen to the Idaho Industrial Commission's Public Service Announcements please click the links below.

Added 01/14

News for Insurance Companies

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.

Added 06/11

News for Self-Insured Employers

Per Idaho Code §72-523, the premium tax rate effective January 1, 2012 through December 31, 2015 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.

Added 04/12

The Next Advisory Committee Meeting is August 13, 2014

The next meeting of the Commission's Advisory Committee is scheduled to be held August 13, 2014 beginning at 9:30 AM in the Industrial Commission's first floor conference room, 700 Clearwater Lane, Boise, Idaho. Future meetings are scheduled for:

  • August 13, 2014
  • November 12, 2014

Updated 04/14