WCIS eNews No. 69
December 17, 2007

Transactions to be rejected for unknown claim administrator FEINs

On Jan 1, 2008, the WCIS database will reject transactions for unknown claim administrator FEINs.  As noted on e.News #67 and at the WCIS annual advisory committee meeting in May, the WCIS is validating FEINs with the sender ID.  A list of all claim administrator FEINs must be reported for each sender ID.  The WCIS database will use claim administrator FEINs to process individual claim transactions and will reject transactions for unknown claim administrators. 

Please email any updates to your trading partner profile and insurer-claim administrator ID list to your assigned WCIS trading partner.  The profile and ID list are located on the WCIS Website at http://www.dir.ca.gov/DWC/wcis.htm.  Please notify your trading partner contact when any information changes in the profile or ID list and, remember on Jan 1, 2008, claim transactions that cannot be linked to a claim administrator listed on the sender's ID List will be rejected.

The DWC greatly appreciates your cooperation and participation. If you have any questions or need help concerning this process, please contact your EDI liaison:

Elisema Cantu
email: ecantu@dir.ca.gov
phone: 510-286-6763
fax: 510-286-6862
Trading partner letters B, D-F, N, O, W-Y

Damon Chen
email: dcchen@dir.ca.gov
phone: 510-286-6753
fax: 510-286-6862
Trading partner letters C, G, H, M, P

Johnny Lee
phone: 510-286-6772
fax: 510-286-6862
Trading partner letters A, I-L, S-V, Z

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