Insurance Letters - Historic

Insurance Letters - Historical
Insurance Letter Date Description
Ins 494 12/11/2012 Announce 2013 maximum rates effective January 1, 2013
Ins 493 08/23/2012 To communicate the new FY 13 assessment rate information
Ins 492 07/01/2012 Announce new mileage reimbursement rate effective July 1, 2012
Ins 491 04/17/2012 Announce 2012 maximum weekly compensation rate for permanent partial disability change and other changes effective April 17, 2012
Ins 490 12/09/2011 Announce 2012 maximum rates effective January 1, 2012
Ins 489 11/28/2011 Policy on Weapons in Hearing Rooms
Ins 488 11/16/2011 Modification to the Certification of Readiness Process
Ins 487 10/27/2011 Assessment Rate for 2012
Ins 486 12/09/2010 Announce 2011 maximum rates effective January 1, 2011
Ins 485 10/22/2010 Assessment Rate for 2011
Ins 484 04/28/2010 Announce Statutory Changes and the Rate Changes effective May 1, 2010
Ins 483 04/26/10 Announce New Requirements for Barred Claims Against the Supplemental Fund effective May 10, 2010
Ins 482 12/03/09 Announce 2010 maximum rates effective January 1, 2010
Ins 481 11/09/09 Announcing a change to information required for the Pending Reports application
Ins 480 12/17/09 Announcing the Assessment Rates for 2010
Ins 479 08/11/09 Announcing appeal and filing date adjustments for State Furlough Days in the Worker's Compensation Division
Ins 478 12/05/08 Announcing the 2009 maximum Rate Changes effective January 1, 2009
Ins 477 11/28/08 Announcing the Assessment Rates for 2009
Ins 476 07/01/08 Announce new mileage reimbursement rate effective July 1, 2008
Ins 475 04/01/08 Inform Insurance Carriers of Wisconsin Worker's Compensation Act, Chapter 102 law changes effective April 1, 2008, relating to required Wisconsin Proof of Coverage Notice under a master policy for small clients of employee leasing companies under s. 102.315(5)(c), Wis. Stats.
Enclosures: WKC-15785-E and Plain Language Summary of law change
Ins 474 04/01/08 Inform employee leasing companies of Wisconsin Worker's Compensation Act, Chapter 102 law changes effective April 1, 2008, relating to required employee leasing company notification of a client covered under a master policy for small clients under s. 102.315(5)(b), Wis. Stats.
Enclosures: WKC-15784-E and Plain Language Summary of law change
Ins 473 4/01/08 Supplemental Benefit Rate Increases (effective 4/1/08)
WKC-140-E
Ins 472 04/01/08 Worker's Compensation Statutory Changes (effective 4/1/08)
Ins 471 12/07/07 2008 Rate Changes & Mileage Reimbursement Increase
Ins 470 12/28/07 Announcing the Assessment Rates for 2008
Ins 469 07/16/07 New Process for Scheduling Hearings
Ins 468 05/04/07 Ability to View Available Worksheets on Pending Reports effective January 1, 2007
Ins 467 12/04/06 Supplemental Benefit Rate Increases effective January 1, 2007
Ins 466 12/04/06 Announce 2007 Maximum Rates
Ins 465 12/29/06 Announcing the Assessment Rates for 2007
Ins 464 10/03/06 Procedure change effective October 10, 2006
Ins 463 06/01/06 WC Law Changes effective April 1, 2006
Ins 462 05/01/06 Notification of Mileage Reimbursement
Ins 461 03/29/06 Announcing Supplemental Benefit rate increases and rate changes in payment to the fund. Enclosure WKC-140
Ins 460 03/29/06 Announcing the maximum rates (effective 4/1/06)
Ins 459 03/29/06 Announcing the replacement of forfeitures with surcharges (effective 4/1/06)
Ins 458 12/27/05 Announcing the 2006 maximum rates. Enclosure WKC-140
Ins 457 12/29/05 Distribute the FY2006 Worker's Compensation Administrative Assessment
Ins 456 12/16/05 Introduction of a new wage information form that will begin to be mailed to claimants in January 2006.
Enclosure WKC-15021-E
Ins 455 11/22/05 Notification of Required Electronic Reporting of Supplementary Report on Accidents and Industrial Diseases, WKC-13 by March 1, 2006
Ins 454 9/1/05 Notification of procedural change.  Effective October 17 form letter GL24 (requesting overdue medical reports) will be eliminated.
Ins 453 5/6/05 Required Electronic Reporting of First Reports of Injury, WKC-12 and Wage Information Supplements
Ins 452 12/17/04 To provide new rate and assessment information for FY2005
Ins 451 11/30/04 Announce new Maximum Rate for 2005
Ins 450 06/06/04 Chapter DWD 80 Amendments effective 07/01/04
Ins 449 04/02/04 Forfeiture Waiver Process Change
Ins 448 03/29/04 Adjustments in the Supplemental Benefit Fund Payments
WKC-140
Ins 447 11/21/03 2004 Rate Changes
Ins 446 12/12/03 Notification of Worker's Compensation FY2004 Administrative Assessment
Ins 445 11/4/03 Reminder to Convert to the Web Access Management System (WAMS)
Ins 444 10/01/03 Implementation of Web Access Management System (WAMS)
Ins 443 07/03/03 Internet Access Security System
Ins 442 12/20/02 Wage Information Compliance
ins 441 12/27/02 FY2003 Worker's Compensation Administrative Assessment
Ins 440 11/25/02 Worker's Compensation Maximum Wage Rates
WKC-140
Ins 439 11/4/02 Update of Designated Single Claims-Handling Mailing Addresses
Ins 438 09/13/02 WKC-7359
Internet Submission of Temporary Partial Disability Worksheet, WKC-7359 and Modified Paper Format of the Worksheet
Ins 437 05/24/02 Internet Submission of Wage Information Supplement, WKC-13-A and Claim Search Feature
Ins 436 12/27/01 FY2002 Worker's Compensation Administrative Assessment
Ins 435 12/27/01 WKC-140
Announcing the maximum wage and rate changes for 2002
Ins 434 11/20/01 Internet Submission of First Report of Injury, WKC-12
Ins 433 11/20/01 WKC-12 and WKC-13
Revisions to First Report of Injury, WKC-12 and Supplemental Reports, WKC-13
Ins 432 09/20/01 Reporting Threats or Potentially Threatening Situations
Ins 431 08/08/01 Three Day Waiting Period and Automated Claims Management System
Ins 430 04/27/01 Change in Automated Payment for the 3-day Waiting Per
Ins 429 04/06/01 Change in Automated Payment for the 3-day Waiting Period
Ins 428 04/06/01 Change in Automated Payment for the 3-day Waiting Period
Ins 427 03/01/01 Replaced by Insurance Letter 435
Worker's Compensation Rate Changes
Ins 426 02/23/01 Update of Designates Single Claims-Handling Mailing Address
Ins 425 02/08/01 Internet Submission of Supplemental Reports, Form WKC13
Ins 424 12/19/00 Replaced by Insurance Letter 435
Supplemental Benefits Payments under s. 102.44(1), Wis. Stats.
Ins 423 12/22/00 Timeliness of First Indemnity Payments
Ins 422 12/15/00 Decertification of Caredata.Com Health Cost Fee Database & Certified Database List
Ins 421 12/15/00 Replaced by Insurance Letter 435
Private Vocational Rehabilitation Monetary Limitations
Ins 420 12/08/00 Final Reminder to Submit Required Reports by January 1, 2001
Ins 419 12/15/00 FY2001 Administrative Assessment
Ins 418 09/15/00 Timely Submission of Reports to the Office of the Commissioner of Insurance (OCI)
Ins 417 08/21/00 Interpretation Change to minimum Permanent Disability Rating
Ins 416 08/10/00 Temporary Change for Receiving Vocational Rehabilitation Services
Ins 415 07/14/00 Modified Procedures for Claims Management
Ins 414 02/17/00 Revisions to Procedures for Enforcing Forfeitures
Revised Forfeiture Procedures
Ins 413 02/17/00 Changes to the Requirements for Supplementary Medical Reports
Ins 412 01/31/00 Using the Internet to Access Confidential Information
Log-on to View Various Reports
Ins 411 12/20/99 Annual Payment Adjustment for Private Vocational Services
Ins 410 12/01/99 New Compensation Limits for 2000
Maximum Compensation Rate Changes
Ins 409 12/01/99 Form for 1999 Payments
Supplemental Benefits Payments
Ins 408 12/29/99 Announcing WC Administrative Assessment for FY2000
Ins 407 11/05/99 Info About New Fax Number & Cover Sheet
Announcing New Fax Number to Optical Imaging Server
Ins 406 09/21/99 Info About the Pending Reports for Insurers and Claims Handling Offices
Ins 405 07/19/99 Web Site Access for Select Insurers and Claims Handling Offices
Ins 404 06/09/99 2nd Request for Claims-Related Address
10-Day Notice for Mailing Address Information
Ins 403 04/21/99 Distribution of Paper Claims Handling Performance Indicator Claim Detail
Ins 402 03/26/99 Annual Update of Claims Mailing Address
Updated Claims Handling Address
Ins 401 02/26/99 Payments to the Supplemental Benefit Fund will resume 1/1/99
Work Injury Supplemental Benefit Fund
Ins 400 02/22/99 Insurers' Claims Handling Performance will be published on our web site
Ins 399 12/07/98 Letter Explaining Assessment Rates for 1999
WC Administrative Assessment
Ins 398 02/26/99 Adjustment to the $1,058 cap for private vocational rehabilitation services
Private Vocational Services
Ins 397 02/26/99 Update on Supplemental Payments Reimbursement
Supplemental Benefits Payments
Ins 396 11/24/98 Increased maximum compensation for temporary total disability, permanent total disability and death benefits for injuries occurring on or after January 1, 1999
New Maximum Compensation Rate Chart
Ins 395 11/05/98 Learn how easy it is to report claims electronically
EDI Reporting
Ins 394 07/29/98 Preparing Computer Systems for the Year 2000
Ins 393 07/08/98 10-Day notice to respond to request for mailing address information for claims-related correspondence
Ins 392 06/11/98 Instructions for downloading first payment promptness reports from the Internet
Ins 391 05/26/98 Update designation of one mailing address for claims-related correspondence
Ins 390 04/23/98 Procedures to follow if a forfeiture is assessed
Ins 389 04/16/98 Retention of the WKC-12
Revisions to DWD Admin. Code 80.02
Ins 388 02/24/98 Payment to the Work Injury Supplemental Benefit Fund under s. 102.65(3)(b)
Ins 387 02/17/98 Introduction of Revised Forms, WKC-12, WKC-13 and WKC-13-A
Revised Forms To Accommodate Law Changes
Ins 386 02/06/98 Explanation of plans to improve written communications with insurance carriers and self-insured employers
Correspondence Relating to Required Reports & for Claims Information
Ins 385 03/06/98 Letter w/invoice for company's assessment for administration costs for worker's compensation
Worker's Compensation Administrative Assessment -- FY98
Ins 384 01/08/98 Introduction of revised WC Forms WKC-12, WKC-13 and WKC-13a to accommodate law changes effective January 1, 1998
Revised Forms
Ins 383 12/19/97 Annual Payment Adjustment for Private Vocational Rehabilitation Services
Ins 382 12/19/97 Supplemental benefit payments under s. 102.44(1), Wis. Stats.
Ins 381 12/19/97 Worker's Compensation Statutory Changes - temporary total disability, permanent total disability and death benefits, average weekly wage
Ins 380 10/29/97 We are pleased to report that during the thrid quarter of 1997, all insurers and self insurers reached a combined promptness of first payment level of 83 percent... 80 percent or better
Ins 379 10/29/97 We are pleased to report that during the thrid quarter of 1997, all insurers and self insurers reached a combined promptness of first payment level of 81 percent... your promptness ratio is above 75 percent
Ins 378 10/29/97 We are pleased to report that during the thrid quarter of 1997, all insurers and self insurers reached a combined promptness of first payment level of 81 percent... your promptness ratio was below 75 percent
Ins 377 10/07/97 Preparation for administrative rule changes DWD 80.02
Ins 377
Ins 376
05/06/97 We are pleased to report that during the first quarter of 1997, all insurers and self insurers reached a combined promptness of first payment level of 81 percent... your promptness ratio is above 80 percent
Ins 375 05/06/97 We are pleased to report that during the first quarter of 1997, all insurers and self insurers reached a combined promptness of first payment level of 81 percent... your promptness ratio is above 75 percent
Ins 374 05/06/97 We are pleased to report that during the first quarter of 1997, all insurers and self insurers reached a combined promptness of first payment level of 81 percent... your promptness ratio was below 75 percent
Ins 373 04/14/97 10-day notice to respond to request for mailing address information for claims-related correspondence
Ins 372 03/24/97 Payment to the Work Injury Supplemental Benefit Fund Under s. 102.65(3)(b)
Ins 371 03/10/97 Processing of Attorney Fees documents when filing a WKC-13 or a letter
Attorney Fees
Ins 370 02/27/97 Self-Insured Revised Assessment
Worker's Compensation Administrative Assessment and Self-Insurers Program Assessment
Ins 369 2/17/97 Special directive to Internet linked clients of DWD about obtaining assessment details from the Department's WWW page. The DWD is authorized per Section 102.75, Wis. Stats., to assess and collect the cost of administering the Wisconsin Worker's Compensation Act from worker's compensation insurance carriers and self-insured employers.
Worker's Compensation Administrative Assessment FY97 -- Special Instructions for WWW access
Ins 368 2/17/97 Worker's Compensation Administrative Assessment -- FY97
Ins 367 11/08/96 Denial of benefits without notice often leads to litigation. Insurance carriers, self-insured employers and third party administrators are reminded of the relevant reporting and notification requirements in DWD 80.02(2)(b) and (d) of the Wisconsin Administrative Code
Reporting and notice requirements when denying or stopping benefit paymentsto injured workers
Ins 366 08/12/96 Certified databases of health service fees; Bulletin Board file download instructions; sample health cost fee database statements.
Appropriate use of certified health cost fee databases
Ins 365 06/21/96 Division's Policy Relating to Hip and Shoulder Injuries While the Case of Hagen v. LIRC is on Appeal to the Supreme Court.
Ins 364 03/01/96 The Worker's Compensation Division, adhering to its policy of education first and effective enforcement second, is initiating steps to improve promptness.
To announce actions to improve promptness of first payments and responses to informational
Ins 363 07/20/95 Medical-Only Disputes Default Orders Relating to Necessity of Treatment.
Bulletin regarding late payment of medical claims