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Division of Workers' Compensation (DWC)

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DIR assessments - The Division of Workers’ Compensation (DWC), the Division of Occupational Safety and Health (DOSH) and the Division of Labor Standards Enforcement (DLSE)  programs are funded by assessing and surcharging employers. The investigation and prosecution of workers' compensation fraud and the willful failure to secure payment of workers' compensation are also funded by an assessment on employers.

DWC case transcript fee - In order to obtain a transcript of testimony or other proceedings before the WCAB, a deposit fee based on the number of paper pages, as estimated by the division, must be paid by the requesting party in advance.

DWC EDEX - The  electronic data exchange system (EDEX) allows approved subscribers and their clients to electronically exchange data with the Workers' Compensation Appeals Board. Charges for these services are invoiced quarterly.

DWC lien filing and activation fee – Any initial lien for reasonable medical expenses incurred by or on behalf of the injured worker and filed on or after Jan. 1, 2013, is subject to a lien filing fee of $150. For medical treatment expense lien claims filed before Jan. 1, 2013, a $100 lien activation fee must be paid prior to filing a Declaration of Readiness to Proceed to request a lien conference or prior to appearing at a lien conference.

DWC Medical Unit - Processes payments associated with Utilization Review (UR), Health Care Organization (HCO) programs, as well as payments to obtain medical publications.

UEBTF collection invoice - Uninsured employers may make payments to the UEBTF on payment plans to repay workers’ compensation benefits paid by the UEBTF, or on judgments obtained by the UEBTF against them.

January 2013