The Trust was instrumental in the passing of a new law (PA 17-141) which went into effect on October 1, 2017 allowing employers to post a specific location within their organization to which an employee must send a formal notice of claim for workers’ compensation, commonly known as a Form 30C. Employers who opt to take advantage of this new benefit may now designate a particular job title, location or department on the revised Notice to Employees posting notice and also provide this information to the Workers’ Compensation Commission so it can be posted on their website.
We strongly encourage all our members and self- insured clients to take advantage of this option in order to protect your rights as an employer and provide a defense against unsubstantiated and frivolous claims that previously could not be defended because the notice did not get to the right place and therefore was not responded to within a 28 day period.
In order to designate a reporting contact, click here to assign the appropriate Title and/or Department in your organization to whom all formal notice of claims should be delivered to. As there is much staff turnover, we are not looking for a particular name of an individual, but a job title or department name. We will then complete the form for you and send you a revised Notice to Employees to post in your company locations. Unlike the current posting, this one is to be printed on legal size white paper, and does not need to be on cardstock. This new notice replaces the current one that you are using which should be removed.
We will then notify the Workers’ Compensation Commission so that the information will also be noted on their website. That will complete the process in accordance with the Chairman’s memorandum.