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DigiComp - The Planning Phase


The Kansas Department of Labor (KDOL), Workers Compensation Division, has spent the last two years preparing to undergo a comprehensive digitization project. This project is being completed in two phases: planning (DigiComp) and implementation. DigiComp, the planning phase, was completed in October of 2016 with the selection and hiring of a vendor, CapTech Ventures, Inc., to build the new workers compensation system. The Workers Compensation Division named the implementation phase and the new system OSCAR which is an acronym for Online System for Claims Administration Research/Regulation. OSCAR will be the development and build phase of the new workers compensation system based on requirements created from the DigiComp phase.

OSCAR is expected to take up to 22 months to complete. Kickoff began January 30, 2017. CapTech Ventures project team will be onsite in Topeka to collaborate with staff identified as subject matter experts (SME) in various functional areas. Over the next 22 months, CapTech’s team will work with WorkComp Strategies LLC and KDOL/DWC to compile information and feedback from the SMEs for developers to use to create the new system. Full system launch is scheduled for November 30, 2018.


  Project Schedule   Date
 Project Launch  January 30, 2017   
 'OSCAR' System Go-Live      November 30, 2018


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Welcome to OSCAR
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 9thStreet, Topeka KS. 66612.

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

Use the link below to access the OSCAR system:

OSCAR Training
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