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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.

March 2023


  • Rulemaking draft:  DLI intends to adopt rules governing rehabilitation registration

  • Jeff Hendrix joins DLI as Work Comp Campus product manager

  • Mileage rate increases for 2023

  • Work Comp Campus EDI changes and guidance

  • VRU P.O. box eliminated, one shared fax number

  • Verify workers' compensation insurance coverage via online lookup tool

  • Redesigned, printable employee's guide handout available in Spanish

  • Workers' compensation claims, costs continue to show long-term downward trend

  • Your expertise is needed:  Apply for a board or panel position

  • Training:  OSHA recordkeeping basics offered online May 19

  • Workers' Compensation Advisory Council welcomes new members

  • CompFact:  A glimpse at long COVID-19 claims

  • Workers' compensation events calendar

  • Translated materials, Language Line available via DLI website

  • Court decisions:  November 2022 through January 2023

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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