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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.

December 2023


Law changes, department updates

  • Legislative change specifies payment rates for electronic medical records

  • Denise Holmes promoted to Compliance, Records and Training supervisor

  • DLI partners with University of Minnesota for PTSD study

Tips, reminders

  • Sign up to receive information about various boards, councils

  • Panel, review board seek members, alternates

  • Verify workers' compensation insurance coverage via online lookup tool

  • Administrative conferences, ongoing efforts to settle a dispute

  • Ask the ADR and Work Comp Campus pro

  • Stay in the know:  Subscribe for news from DLI

  • Translated materials, Language Line available via DLI website

Data reports

  • CompFact:  Increased numbers of assaults to hospital workers; decrease expected in 2023

  • Work Comp Campus user experience survey results

  • 2022 injury and illness rates, case characteristics now available

  • WCRI report compares Minnesota medical payments, utilization with 16 other states

Events, training

  • Workers' compensation events calendar

  • Training:  OSHA recordkeeping basics offered online in January

Court decisions

  • Workers' Compensation Court of Appeals decision

  • Minnesota Supreme Court decisions

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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