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eClaims Overview

The Board is in the process of upgrading from the International Association of Accident Boards and Commissions' (IAIABC) Claims Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) Release 3.0 (R3.0) to the IAIABC's Claims EDI Release 3.1 (R3.1). The IAIABC's Claims EDI is a national standard for Trading Partners to electronically submit employer claims data. Currently, six states have adopted Claims EDI R3.1, and another seven states are scheduled for adoption through 2022. The Board has targeted March 15, 2021, for Trading Partners to transition from R3.0 of the standard to R3.1 for submissions to New York State.

In keeping with the IAIABC guidelines, the eClaims EDI R3.1 Requirement Tables and Implementation Guide are provided on the eClaims website. The Board is also conducting monthly webinars to provide eClaims EDI R3.1 updates to Trading Partners. For more information, see the Trading Partners Webinars.

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Most national carriers already use the Claims EDI R3.1 standard in the jurisdictions that have adopted it. 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 Trading Partners in the workers' compensation industry to confirm that their electronic filings are accurate and meet the established 90% target acceptance rate. Electronic claims filing supports the Board's continuing effort to improve services to injured workers of New York and their employers.

Additional updates on the status of the Board's upgrade from Claims EDI R3.0 to R3.1 will be provided on this site. If you would like to receive email notifications regarding these updates, please sign up through WCB Notifications.

Questions? Contact the eClaims team at

eClaims Release Versions

eClaims Administrator

The eClaims Administrator plays a vital role in establishing and maintaining Trading Partner access to eClaims tools and providing up-to-date contact information to the Board.

Process for Section 21-a and Claims Paid Without Liability

Current News

May 21, 2020

The May 19, 2020 eClaims Trading Partner Monthly Webinar slide deck and video recording are now available on the eClaims Presentation page.

May 13, 2020

The May 7, 2020 eClaims Upgrade to IAIABC Claims EDI R3.1 Release webinar slide deck and video recording are now available on the eClaims Presentation page.

May 12, 2020

eClaims FAQ   "Claims EDI R3.1" Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) are now available.

April 29, 2020

A webinar to inform Trading Partners on important updates with the upcoming R3.1 upgrade will be held on Tuesday, May 19, from 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Please note, this presentation will be different from the May 7 webinar, as this will focus on project updates.

See details and register at