• Florida Division of Workers' Compensation Schedules March 3 Hearing on Claims Chapter
  • February 11, 2014
  • Law Firm: Colodny Fass P.A. - Fort Lauderdale Office
  • The Florida Division of Workers' Compensation ("DWC") has scheduled a March 3, 2014 Proposed Rule Hearing on amendments to Rule Chapter 69L-3, F.A.C., which relates to workers' compensation claims.

    Among other revisions, the proposed amendments would clarify that the filing of paper documents, when approved by the DWC, does not supersede the requirements for electronic submittal of claims information.  Also updated are terminology and contact information.   The revisions would delete an obsolete form and related language, and make additional technical changes.

    Specifically, the proposed amendments would effect the following:

    • Revise the Rule Chapter's title list;
    • Replace the defined term "Claims-Handling Entity" with the defined term "Claim Administrator";
    • Replace the term "carrier" with "insurer;" and
    • Make revisions to Web sites, e-mail addresses and phone numbers used to contact or make reports to the DWC.

    If requested within the specified time period, the Hearing will be held at 10:00 a.m. in Room 102, Hartman Building, 2012 Capital Circle Southeast, Tallahassee, Florida.

    Following is a list of the proposed amended Rules:

    69L-3.002    Definitions
    69L-3.003    Procedures for Filing Documents
    69L-3.0033    Electronic Filing of Workers' Compensation Forms
    69L-3.0035    Injured Worker Informational Brochure
    69L-3.0036    Employer Informational Brochure
    69L-3.004    First Report of Injury or Illness: Employer's Responsibility to Record and Report Accidents
    69L-3.0045    First Report of Injury or Illness: Claims-handling Entity's Responsibility to Record and Report Accidents
    69L-3.0046    Wage Statement: Employer's and Claims-handling Entity's Responsibility to Record and Report Wages
    69L-3.0047    Fraud Statement
    69L-3.0091    Notice of Action/Change
    69L-3.012    Notice of Denial
    69L-3.016    Claim Cost Report
    69L-3.017    Notice of Apportionment of Medical Reimbursement Due to a Pre-Existing Condition(s)
    69L-3.018    Wage Loss Benefits Due to Permanent Impairment (Dates of Accident August 1, 1979 through December 31, 1993)
    69L-3.019    Wage Loss Benefits for Temporary Partial Disability (Dates of Accident August 1, 1979 through December 31, 1993)
    69L-3.0191    Temporary Disability Benefits (Dates of Accident January 1, 1994 through September 30, 2003)
    69L-3.01915    Temporary Partial Disability Benefits (Dates of Accident on or After October 1, 2003)
    69L-3.0192    Impairment Income Benefits (Dates of Accident January 1, 1994 through September 30, 2003)
    69L-3.01925    Impairment Income Benefits (Dates of Accident on or After October 1, 2003)
    69L-3.0193    Supplemental Income Benefits (Dates of Accident January 1, 1994 through September 30, 2003)
    69L-3.0194    Permanent Total and Permanent Total Supplemental Benefits for Dates of Accident Prior to October 1, 2003
    69L-3.01945    Permanent Total and Permanent Total Supplemental Benefits for Dates of Accident on or After October 1, 2003
    69L-3.021    Additional Income Source Reports
    69L-3.025    Forms