The Idaho Industrial Commission receives reports of every workplace injury requiring more than basic first aid . The Commission’s Benefits Department receives and maintains each of those workplace injury reports.
Benefits Administration Analysts work with injured workers, employers, insurance companies, adjusters, and health care providers. They send adjuster information to injured workers when the Commission receives injury reports. Our analysts work to clarify rules with direct help and training . The Commission developed a four-day course to certify workers’ compensation professionals.
- Evaluates insurance carriers requesting to write workers' compensation insurance and employers requesting to become self-insured.
- Ensures adequate securities are on deposit with the State Treasurer’s Office to cover outstanding awards.
- Ensures that workers compensation benefits are paid properly and timely.
Physicians in workers' compensation cases are defined in Idaho Code as "medical physicians and surgeons, ophthalmologists, otorhinolaryngologists, dentists, osteopaths, osteopathic physicians and surgeons, optometrists, podiatrists, chiropractic physicians, and members of any other healing profession licensed or authorized by the statutes of this state to practice such profession within the scope of their practice as defined by the statutes of this state and as authorized by their licenses."