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Workers Compensation Board Member Opening

The Director of Workers Compensation for the State of Kansas is accepting applications for one membership on the Workers Compensation Board. In order to be considered by the nominating committee, each applicant shall be an attorney regularly admitted to practice law in Kansas for a period of at least seven (7) years with at least five (5) years experience practicing law in the area of workers compensation and shall have engaged in the active practice of law during such period as a lawyer, judge of a court of record or any court in Kansas or a full-time teacher of law in an accredited law school, or any combination of such types of practice.

Learn more at http://bit.ly/2KeabkW 

Workers' Compensation statute requires written notice to implead workers compensation fund.

Please note, the Workers’ Compensation statute (44-566a(c)(1)) requires that the commissioner of insurance must receive written notice from a party wishing to implead the workers compensation fund, setting forth the nature of the liability asserted. 

If you are filing a motion to implead the fund in OSCAR the Fund is not automatically added as a participant on the case and will not receive notice through the system. Once they have been added to the case then OSCAR will notify them through the system. Please send your written notice to the Fund at Kansas Insurance Department, Workers’ Compensation Fund, 420 SW 9th Street, Topeka KS. 66612.

For support on other OSCAR issues, contact the support team at kdol.oscar@ks.gov

OSCAR Training Announcement

Future training sessions are planned for those interested in learning more about the Online System for Claims Administration Research/Regulation (OSCAR).

Dates, times and locations will be posted here in News and Alerts on the OSCAR Information Web page, announced in the Work Comp Connection newsletter and on the KDOL Facebook.

Send newsletter subscription requests to Shirley.Hastings@ks.gov

Flachsbarth Named KDOL Deputy Secretary

Kansas Department of Labor (KDOL) Acting Secretary, Delía Garcia, has selected KDOL Unemployment Insurance Director, Brett Flachsbarth, to serve as the Deputy Secretary for the agency. His appointment is effective immediately. Read more.

Implementation of EDI Release 3.1

The Kansas Division of Workers Compensation will adopt the IAIABC Claims Release 3.1 Standard on November 29, 2018. The Kansas IAIABC R3.1 release date coincides with go-live of Kansas’ Online System for Claims Administration Research/Regulation (OSCAR). Kansas EDI data will be integrated into OSCAR and some of the new requirements in claims 3.1 are needed to support OSCAR functionality and processes. Please click here for more information.

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