The Board is adopting 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 will be implemented in phases, beginning in spring 2013, and will provide timely, accurate, and credible electronic reporting.
More than 30 states currently use or are actively planning to 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 is collaborating 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 .
Questions can be directed to: eClaims@wcb.ny.gov