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.
  • 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.

EDI Claims Release 3.0 (Updated 11/22/17)

  • The technical tables are complete. However, they are subject to change.
  • Please review these tables regularly for any changes which may impact your business processes. See the document Change Log, EDI Claims Release 3.0 for specific changes affecting the tables.

More Information:

Audit Guidelines (Updated March 2018)

  • The Industrial Commission Claims and Benefits department conducts compliance audits of insurers and their designated in-state adjusters. Periodic audits are performed to ensure insurer and self-insured employers are in compliance with claims adjusting requirements as required by Statute and Rule. Below are the most current version of the audit guidelines (Updated March 2018).

Next Advisory Committee Meeting: (Updated 2/14/18)


The next meeting of the Commission's Advisory Committee is scheduled to be held February 14, 2018 beginning at 9:00 AM in the Industrial Commission's first floor conference room, 700 Clearwater Lane, Boise, Idaho.

2017-2018 Advisory Committee

Scheduled Advisory Committee Meetings:
  • May 9, 2018;
  • August 8, 2018;
  • November 14, 2018

Updated 2/14/18

Enroll Now for the April 2018 CIWCS Course! (April 24-27, 2018)


There are still spaces available for the April 2018 CIWCS Course! Join us at St. Lukes Occupational Health for a 4 day course, and become a Certified Idaho Workers' Compensation Specialst!

Please contact CIWCS Registration for more information.

Please click here for the registration form.

Please download and complete the form, save it, and send it as an email attachment to CIWCS Registration

Please contact Jennifer Poole (208-334-6004) with registration questions.


FY2018 Proposed Rules (Updated 11/01/17)


17.02.04, Administrative Rules of the IC Under the Worker's Compensation Law - Benefits
          17-0204-1701    Proposed Rulemaking, Bulletin Vol. 17-11
          17-0204-1702    Proposed Rulemaking, Bulletin Vol. 17-11

17.02.07, Procedures to Obtain Compensation
          17-0207-1701    Proposed Rulemaking, Bulletin Vol. 17-11

17.02.08, Miscellaneous Provisions
          17-0208-1701    Proposed Rulemaking, Bulletin Vol. 17-11

17.02.10, Administrative Rules of the Industrial Commission Under the Workers' Compensation Law --
Security for Compensation -- Insurance Carriers

          17-0210-1701    Proposed Rulemaking, Bulletin Vol. 17-11

17.02.11, Administrative Rules of the Industrial Commission Under the Workers’ Compensation Law --
Security for Compensation -- Self-Insured Employers

          17-0211-1701    Proposed Rulemaking, Bulletin Vol. 17-11

More Information:

Notice of Intent for Negotiated Rulemaking - 2018

FY 2018 Strategic Plan


The FY18 Strategic Plan has been posted.

The PDF version is available here.

If you have any questions, please contact Nick Stout.

Updated 7/17