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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.
  • Assisting injured workers by supporting their medical recovery while facilitating a timely return to employment that is as close as possible to the worker’s pre-injury status and wage.
  • Providing compensation to innocent victims of crime through the Crime Victims Compensation Program.

Administrative Meeting

NOTICE TO THE PUBLIC

 The Idaho Industrial Commission meets in regular session daily at 10:00 a.m., except on holidays and on days when no quorum is present.

AGENDA FOR
COMMISSIONERS’ ADMINISTRATIVE MEETING
2020
10:00 a.m.
  1. Action Item: Minutes 
  2. Action Item: Follow-up Reports
  3. Action Item: Director's Report
  4. Executive Session, if required, under I.C. § 74-206(a) [to consider personnel hiring], (b) [to consider personnel discipline, dismissal or complaints], or (f) [to communicate with legal counsel about litigation or possible litigation].
  5. Action Item: Adjournment

Open Recruitment for Industrial Special Indemnity Fund Manager

The Idaho Industrial Commission is seeking applicants for the Manager of the Industrial Special Indemnity Fund.

A minimum of three candidates will be submitted to the Director of the Department of Administration for selection of this non-classified position. The Industrial Special Indemnity Fund Manager is responsible for managing the operations of the Industrial Special Indemnity Fund (ISIF) in order to fulfill statutory obligations, to provide necessary benefits to Idaho citizens, and to assure appropriate expenditure of all funds. The ISIF is funded through assessments made against workers' compensation sureties. The ISIF Manager serves at the pleasure of the Director of the Department of Administration.

Click here to learn more about this position. 

Industrial Commission's Emergency Order & Updated JRPs

FOURTH AMENDED Emergency Order (9.16.2020)

UPDATED Judicial Rules of Practice & Procedure: 

JRP Effective 03.23.2020

UPDATED Rules of Appellate Practice & Procedure Under the Idaho Employment Security Law:

NCCI Code Approval

Idaho has approved NCCI Item B-1441 related to NCCI codes during COVID-19 Pandemic.  Wages paid to furloughed employees may be coded to NCCI Code 0012 and will be excluded from the premium and experience rating calculations.  Code 0012 is effective as of March 1, 2020 through December 31, 2020.  The ending date may be adjusted later as circumstances warrant. 

Self-Insured companies may submit a revised Semi-Annual Worker’s Compensation Tax Report reflecting any reductions for paid furlough employees.  When submitting a revised report, please include the supporting documentation demonstrating wages reported as Code 0012.

Additional information is available in Circular CIF-2020-26, Announcement of Item B-1441, Revisions to NCCI Manual Rules Related to the COVID-19 Pandemic.

IIC COVID-19 Notice: Limited Reception, Office Access, and Electronic Document Delivery

The Idaho Industrial Commission and Crime Victims Compensation Program have limited its access to the public in response to the COVID-19 outbreak.

All regular Commission meetings with the public have been indefinitely closed to the public, postponed, or canceled.

For the shared safety of Idaho Industrial Commission customers and staff, the Commission will not be accepting any paper documents through reception at this time. All correspondence is required to be submitted via email, fax, or postal delivery. All Commission services are available to our customers through telephone services and the Commissions website.

Please refer our agency public notice for information on how to contact the Idaho Industrial Commission, or how to submit electronic documents.

Reception Notice

COVID-19 Claim Filing Policy Memo

Idaho Industrial Commission Notice Re: Electronic Services and Document Delivery

Aviso de la Comisión Industrial de Idaho Re: Servicios electrónicos y entrega de documentos

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) FAQ

The Industrial Commission remains dedicated to supporting the health and safety of our workforce and ensuring necessary access to services for Idaho citizens.  The Commission is taking necessary precautions to contain the spread of COVID-19. and we hope this information will help answer your questions about our operations at this time.

How to Keep Your Workplace Safe

Information about Coronavirus is constantly changing, so we recommend keeping up with trusted sources, such as https://coronavirus.idaho.gov or the CDC website https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html

Commission Business Operations

The Commission is mobilizing to allow reduced density in our office, and allow our staff to work from home.  We have canceled travel and training until further notice.  Once the threat of Covid-19 subsides, the Commission will diligently work to reschedule these matters at a date convenient to the parties.  We are continuing the effort to accomplish as much work as possible through telephone calls, emails, conference calling, etc.  All departments have been very proactive regarding their exposure to the public.  Please note that we will be reducing face-to-face interactions and practicing social distancing.  

Changes to Electronic Filing and Lump Sum Settlement Processing

With the support of ITS, the Commission is drafting emergency procedures to handle additional electronic filing and processing of lump sum settlements.  We will keep the public advised of any new procedures to handle matters to minimize any interruptions in services. 

Telehealth Policy Memo

Información en Español

La Comisión Industrial del Estado de Idaho ha creado varios formularios y publicaciones importantes disponibles para clientes de habla hispana. Por favor visite nuestra página en español para más información o llame a la Comisión Industrial del estado al (208)334-6000.

Información en Español

The Industrial Commission receives guidance from the Workers' Compensation Advisory Committee. The Committee will seek public input and participation in its deliberations. Recommendations for adding legislation or other concerns should be submitted to Kamerron Monroe, Commission Secretary. Please include supporting documentation such as a statement of the problem, draft legislation, or other information that would help.

Learn More about the Advisory Committee

The Agenda for the August 12, 2020, Advisory Committee Meeting is now available. The meeting will be held telephonically through Zoom. 

The Commission has updated their IDAPAs. The new chapters can be found on our website: https://iic.idaho.gov/rules-and-legislation/. The Commission has also recently made other changes to business processes. Updated policy and procedures can be found at the above link.

The next meeting of the Commission's Advisory Committee is scheduled to be held telephonically with Zoom on August 12, 2020, beginning at 9:00 AM.

2020 Advisory Committee Meeting Dates:

November 18, 2020

Idaho Administrative Bulletin - November 2019

Learn More About the Rulemaking Process

Click Here to Receive Updates on Rulemaking

Due to the unique nature of the 2020 Rulemaking process, the Commission has posted the following changes, summaries, and public hearing transcript in an effort to make the changes transparent and easier to understand. The Commission’s previous thirteen (13) IDAPA chapters were reduced and simplified into three (3) IDAPA chapters.

Changes were made to eliminate rules already in statue, combine sections, and make the rules more accessible to the public. The consolidation of these chapters is recapped in the summary of changes and the track changes of sections. New to the rulemaking process this year, agencies were required to develop cover pages summarizing each IDAPA chapter. As a result, sections of the rules were removed and summarized in these cover pages. If you have any questions, please contact (208) 334-6000 or commissionsecretary@iic.idaho.gov.

Review the 2020 Administrative Rulemaking Documents

The Idaho Legislature did not renew the existing administrative rules at the end of the 2019 Legislative session. In April, the Governor's Office directed the Industrial Commission to take the necessary steps to minimize the impact of the rules expiring.

In January, the Governor signed the Red Tape Reduction Act, requiring agencies to cut down on rule sections to make the chapters as simple as possible. To meet the direction of the Governor, the Commission will bring forward rule chapter revisions for when the rules expire on July 1st. These revisions will follow a special process put in place by the Division of Financial Management for final approval by the Governor’s Office. All changes are strictly to consolidate information per the Red Tape Reduction Act. There will be no substantive changes.

  • All authorized workers’ compensation carriers are required to register as a trading partner.  When the Commission has authorized a carrier to write policies, there is the potential for a policy to be written at any time with exposure to future claims.  A trading partner registration ensures the ability to comply with the electronic reporting requirement via EDI Claims Release 3.0.

  • New Nature & Cause of Injury Codes for COVID-19 Pandemic (3/30/20)

Learn More About EDI Claims Release 3.0

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