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eClaims Overview


The Board has adopted a national standard for claim administrators to electronically submit employer claims data. The standard is the International Association of Industrial Accident Boards and Commissions' (IAIABC) Claims Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) Release 3.0. This electronic filing of claims data was implemented in phases, beginning in spring 2013, and provides timely, accurate, and credible electronic reporting.

More than 30 states currently use the IAIABC EDI standard for claim submissions. Most national carriers already utilize the standard in those jurisdictions. The technology is recognized as the national best practice for First Report of Injury/Subsequent Report of Injury (FROI/SROI), and has a proven track record.

The Board continues to collaborate with claim administrators in the workers' compensation industry to ensure that this transition to electronic filing is as seamless as possible. Electronic claims filing supports the Board's continuing effort to improve services to injured workers of New York and their employers. In fact, based on the experience of other states that have implemented the IAIABC standard, the Board anticipates that its adoption in New York will yield significant benefits.

The Board is supporting transparent and continuous two-way communications with all stakeholders impacted by this transition. As a first step, the Board's Office of Stakeholder Outreach and Education requested that insurance carriers, self-insurers and third-party administrators provide their departmental contact information. This contact information enhanced the Board's capacity to directly interact with appropriate individuals from these stakeholders.

For more information on the IAIABC Claims Release 3.0, please visit the EDI Implementation Guide section of the IAIABC website at: www.iaiabc.org Link to External Website.

Questions can be directed to: eClaims@wcb.ny.gov

eClaims Recent News


April 1, 2019

  • Training  The eClaims Refresher Training for Claim Administrators PowerPoint has been updated to reflect the changes made to Claim Type Code and Agreement to Compensate Code effective 1/1/19. The revised slide deck includes updated screen shots for slides 20, 54 and 83; a new slide (slide 89) for the Web Data Entry application login and username/password reset; and an update to slide 10 to reflect changes to the severity rankings made in 2016.
  • Archive  Training: Course 101, Course 201, Course 301 and the Compilation of the training materials for Claim Administrator Claim Adjusters moved to the eClaims Archive.
  • Archive  Presentation: eClaims for Claimant and Carrier Representatives July-September 2014 moved to the eClaims Archive.

March 27, 2019

March 20, 2019

  • FAQs  Appropriate MTC Filing - #8 has been revised to clarify how to accept a claim after a FROI/SROI-04 has been filed.

March 5, 2019

  • FAQs  Appropriate MTC Filing #1 and #2 and Data Element Reporting #8, #10, #13 and # 15 have been revised to include an updated link for the NYS Business Scenarios.

February 26, 2019

  • FAQs  Data Element Reporting – Question #3 has been revised.

February 15, 2019

  • eClaims Change Log  eClaims tables have been updated.
    The updates are summarized on the eClaims change log under Items #365-370.

    Announce relaxed edits implemented in January 2019 for DN0072 (Latest Return to Work Status Date), DN0075 (Agreement to Compensate Code), DN0144 (Current Date Disability Began), DN0145 (Current Date Last Day Worked), and DN0276 (Number of Denial Reason Narratives). These changes will be covered at the 2/26/2019 eClaims trading partner monthly webinar.

February 6, 2019

January 18, 2019

January 8, 2019

  • eClaims Change Log  eClaims tables have been updated.
    The updates are summarized on the eClaims change log under Items #363-#364.

    Announcing a new SROI-PY event for interest due to claimant and a relaxed edit on Claim Type Code (DN0074) to allow Claim Type Code = P (Indemnity with No Lost Time Beyond Waiting Period) on SROI-AP/IP/Sx.

December 20, 2018

December 19, 2018

  • FAQs  Appropriate MTC filing – Question #9 has been revised.

December 13, 2018

  • eClaims Change Log  Correction made on the NYS eClaims Change Log to Item #343 changing “Notification of an Incident Only” to “Without Liability” and that this applies to the SROI-02 as well as the FROI-02.
  • MTC Filing Instructions   Correction made on the MTC Filing Instructions to ID #36 changing “Notification of an Incident Only” to “Without Liability” and that this applies to the SROI-02 as well as the FROI-02.