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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 2021


  • Updates about health care provider penalty for billing injured workers

  • Work Comp Campus continues to support stakeholders, provide resources

  • Are you registered to vote?

  • Compliance, Records and Training penalty review

    • Two new provisions effective July 1

    • Campus FAQs

  • Dr. Emily Bannister named new DLI medical consultant

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

  • CompFact:  Trends in intentional assaults

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

  • Annual claim submission process now improved

  • Rehabilitation Review Panel seeks new members

  • Workers' compensation events calendar

  • Court decisions:  May through July 2021

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

Special editions

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