New company to handle worker's compensation claims
Effective July 1, 2010, Purdue will transfer the administration of the University's worker's compensation program from Liberty Mutual to JWF Specialty Company, which is based out of Indianapolis. The change will bring cost savings, plus more personalized service.
The change will affect all claims for injuries that occur beginning July 1. Claims with an injury date prior to July 1 will remain with Liberty Mutual until they are closed.
The procedure for reporting injuries will change slightly effective July 1. Beginning on that date, claims may be submitted to JWF electronically, by phone, or by fax. Electronic submission is the preferred method whenever possible.
A new First Report of Injury form will replace the one currently on the REM Web site. The supervisor or designee reporting the injury will print copies of the form prior to hitting the "Submit" button. Hitting "Submit" will automatically send the form to JWF, REM, and the worker's compensation coordinators at Purdue.
Less information will be required on the First Report of Injury than previously required for two reasons:
The employee's PUID will be necessary when completing a First Report of Injury.
Direct links to more detailed information will be available on the First Report of Injury Web site beginning July 1. Links will include the following resources, which will be updated sometime in June.
The Supervisor's Accident Investigation Form and the Worker's Compensation Witness Report Form will be available as a direct link from the First Report of Injury Web site.
Medical providers (doctors, clinics, etc) for worker's compensation will remain the same at this time. All medical providers will be reviewed by JWF and changes may be made at a later time.
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