Self Insured Employers Now Must Timely Pay Medical Bills For Injured Workers or Be Penalized
Pre-existing penalty rule
Benefits to Self Insured injured workers must be timely paid. Benefits included: Time Loss, Loss of Earning, and Permanent Partial Disability.
A new rule
A new rule added medical bills to the benefits Self Insured employers must timely pay or face a penalty.
The amount of the penalty is the greater amount of $500 or 25% of the amount due.
To request a penalty simply write to the Director of the Department of Labor and Industries.
The Director must issue an order within 30 days.
For more information see Penalties to Self Insured Employers