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COMPACT is a quarterly publication for workers' compensation professionals. Published by the Department of Labor and Industry's Workers' Compensation Division, this newsletter provides the most recent news and case information in the field of workers' compensation. Visit the archive for past editions.

September/October 2022


  • 2022 Workers' Compensation Summit a sold-out success

  • Michele Doheny joins DLI, will run new Business Technology Office

  • Worker' Compensation Division Help Desk:  How to contact, tips

  • Training:  OSHA recordkeeping basics offered Oct. 14, 21

  • Ask the ADR pro:  DLI's Alternative Dispute Resolution unit answers frequently asked questions

  • New benefit, provider fee levels, and fee schedules effective Oct. 1

  • Mileage rate increase for remainder of 2022

  • CompFact:  A deeper look at vocational rehabilitation service costs by return-to-work outcomes

  • Annual claim reimbursements in process

  • Steven Moe joins Alternative Dispute Resolution in Duluth office

  • Changes to the Minnesota Ratemaking Report, first in 40 years

  • Campus:  EDI XML testing, annual claim for reimbursements update

  • Employee's guide handout updated, redesigned for easy printing

  • Rehabilitation Review Panel seeks new members

  • Stay in the know:  Subscribe for news from DLI

  • Registration now open for October QRC, vendor update

  • Workers' compensation events calendar

  • Are you registered to vote?

  • Court decisions:  May through July 2022

August 2020 – Special edition:  COVID-19


  • DLI Workers' Compensation Division updates related to COVID-19

  • Denials of liability related to COVID-19 illnesses

  • Other denial scenarios that may also apply to COVID-19 claims

  • Helpful tips:  Conducting mediations, conferences remotely

  • Filing a first report of injury for COVID-19 claims

  • Department tracks workers'-compensation-related COVID-19 claims

  • COVID-19 and recordkeeping

  • Turn to Office of Workers' Compensation Ombudsman for help with claims

  • Discontinuing benefits on COVID-19 claims:  Specificity, layoffs

  • Waiver of workers' compensation rights prohibited

  • Worker protections related to COVID-19

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