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COEMP AND SPECIAL HANDLING CLAIMS

 

 

Definitions

COEMP:  Company Employee claims are:

·         All claims past, present or future pertaining to current and former Bureau of Workers’ Compensation and Industrial Commission (BWC/IC) employees and his/her spouses; and

·         Claims for all persons residing in the employee’s home; and

·         Policy (risk) numbers for the groups determined to be COEMP (e.g., an employee (past or present).who owns his/her own business).

 

Special Handling claims are:

·         All claims past, present, or future pertaining to relatives (whether by blood or marriage) of current BWC/IC employee not residing in the residence, (e.g., parents, children, siblings, grandparents, in-laws, aunts and uncles),

·         All claims past, present, or future pertaining to relatives (whether by blood or marriage) of former BWC/IC employees not residing in the residence, for example parents, children, siblings, grandparents, in-laws, aunts and uncles as determined by the service office manager,

·         All claims pertaining to individuals who have business or personal relationships with the BWC/IC employee, for example business associates, business partners, employee and employers as determined by the service office manager,

·         Any other claim so deemed by the service office manager,

·         Also may include policy (risk) numbers for a group determined to be Special Handling (e.g., a relative who own his/her own business, which may require special handling).

 

 

Industrial Commission Hearings

Industrial Commission (IC) hearings for COEMP and Special Handling claims will be scheduled in an office outside of the employee’s region.  Such individuals will be scheduled for hearing in the next closest regional office adjoining the region in which he/she is employed. (This is per Memo S13, dated 5/7/07, of the Industrial Commission’s Hearing Officer’s Manual.)

 

·         All other COEMP and Special Handling injured workers whom are not current BWC employees and request reimbursement for travel expenses will be reimbursed for appropriate travel expenses incurred when attending hearings. Any unusual travel expenses have to be approved prior to the hearing.  The Completing the Injured Worker Statement for Reimbursement of Travel Expense (C-60) and Injured Worker Reimbursement Rates for Travel Expense (C-60-A) forms shall be used for travel reimbursement requests, which are handled by Special Claims.

 

If you have any questions, please contact the Special Claims unit at 614-466-9903.


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