EDI Transmissions and Software Frequently Asked Questions

How do I transmit Flat File data?

Currently Wisconsin exclusively uses an FTP process , administered by the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development, for the transmisson of files.

Does Wisconsin accept the ANSI versions of the transmissions?

Wisconsin does not accept ANSI transmissions.

Does Wisconsin send EDI acknowledgments?

Yes, Wisconsin sends electronic acknowledgments back for all transmissions, both 148 and A49. These acknowledgements are in the Flat File format, which is the only format that Wisconsin accepts.

How often do I need to transmit data?

Sending daily, weekly, or several times per week is fine.  If you have a claim to report you must transmit at least once per week in order to meet our 14 day reporting requirement.  We download data Monday through Friday in the early morning and immediately load this into the database.  We then send back acknowledgments the same day.

For more information about EDI Worker’s Compensation you can e-mail the EDI Coordinator or call (608) 266-1340.

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