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.
Industrial Commission Website Update
The Industrial Commission recently upgraded its entire website environment. As the upgrade is being finalized you may find broken links or webpages. Please report any issues to email@example.com.
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.
COMMISSIONERS’ ADMINISTRATIVE MEETING
- Action Item: Minutes
- Action Item: Follow-up Reports
- Action Item: Director’s Report
- 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].
- Action Item: Adjournment
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 Slay, Commission Secretary. Please include supporting documentation such as a statement of the problem, draft legislation, or other information that would help.
Check back soon to see the Agenda for the February 10, 2020, Advisory Committee Meeting. The meeting will be held telephonically through Zoom.
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.
FOURTH AMENDED Emergency Order (9.16.2020)
UPDATED Judicial Rules of Practice & Procedure:
UPDATED Rules of Appellate Practice & Procedure Under the Idaho Employment Security Law:
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.
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.
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.
Comments and feedback for these rules will be considered and can be submitted to the Commission Secretary Kamerron Monroe, via physical or email correspondence. Written comments will be accepted until 5:00pm on Friday, August 16th.
The Industrial Commission held a public hearing on August 6, 2019, from 2:00pm – 4:00pm for this year’s Temporary and Proposed Admin Rule changes. This year’s temporary and proposed rules went into effect on June 30, 2019, and supersede all previous administrative rules. The rules on the agenda were:
- 17.01.01- Administrative Rules Under the Worker’s Compensation Law
- 17.10.01 – Administrative Rules Under the Crime Victims Compensation Act
- 17.11.01 – Administrative Rules of the Peace Officer and Detention Officer Temporary Disability Act
Please visit the Office of the Administrative Rules Coordinator for more information.
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.