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Workers' compensation -- Training for insurers

Basic adjuster training -- 2014

These classes, at the Department of Labor and Industry in St. Paul, are designed for claims adjusters who have less than one year experience handling Minnesota workers' compensation claims. The $150 registration fee for each two-day session includes lunch.

Continuing education credits
This educational offering is recognized by the Minnesota commissioner of commerce as satisfying 10.5 hours of credit toward continuing insurance education requirements.

Topics include Dates
  • Overview of Minnesota workers'

  • Waiting period

  • Liability determination

  • Indemnity benefits

  • Rehabilitation benefits and issues

  • Medical benefits and issues

  • Penalties

  • Dispute resolution

  • How to file forms

Sessions are 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

  • Three two-day sessions in 2014:

    • March 26 and 27

    • May 14 and 15

    • Oct. 6 and 7

    • Nov. 3 and 4 -- Just added!

All participants must register and pay online

Registration and payment

All participants must register and pay online. Early registration is encouraged. Each session is limited to 30 people. Classes will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. The Department of Labor and Industry reserves the right to cancel a session if there are not enough participants registered.


If you need special accommodations to enable you to participate in this training or have questions about this training, contact Lisa Smith at (651) 284-5273 or toll-free at 1-800-342-5354.

Take the pre-test

Do you administer Minnesota workers' compensation claims? Not sure if you need training? Take the pre-test and see how you do.

Classes are at the:

  • Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry
    443 Lafayette Road N.
    St. Paul, MN  55155

To learn more about these classes, contact Jim Vogel by email or at (651) 284-5265.

Meeting mandates, making the connection:  Workers' compensation electronic health care transactions

This industry-wide syposium is sponsored by the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) and the Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry (DLI) for workers' compensation insurers, health care providers, clearinghouses, bill review services and others. The state of Minnesota and other states require that common health care transactions, including billings, acknowledgements and remittance advices, be exchanged electronically. DLI and MDH want to know more about how these electronic transactions are working for you and what is needed to be successful.

Date, time, location, topics
Join us Wednesday, Nov. 5, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at TIES Conference Center, 1644 Larpenteur Ave., St. Paul, MN to:

  • learn more about workers' compensation electronic transaction requirements;
  • share experiences, concerns and challenges;
  • brainstorm solutions, options, best practices, tips and pointers;
  • identify resources for assistance;
  • network and broaden your contacts;
  • succeed and benefit in an electronic transactions world; and
  • help shape and lead the future of health care electronic transactions in workers' compensation.

Symposium guide

  • The symposium guide includes more about the goals of the event, the tentative schedule for the day and more detailed information about the location.

Register today

  • The symposium will be limited to the first 90 registrants -- register now.

For questions or to receive additional information and registration materials, email Lisa Wichterman (DLI) at lisa.wichterman@state.mn.us or David Haugen (MDH) at david.haugen@state.mn.us.

Customized training for insurers

Customized training about workers' compensation can be arranged for groups of at least 20 claims adjusters by contacting Jim Vogel at dli.wctraining@state.mn.us or (651) 284-5265.

Downloadable insurer training materials

The following training materials have been developed by the Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry for use in its insurer training classes.

The Basic Adjusters' Training Guide -- The information in this guidebook is designed to:

  • illustrate how to calculate benefits;

  • describe when benefits are payable;

  • explain how and when to file the required forms; and

  • provide general information about workers' compensation benefits.
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