In the wake of COVID-19, the PA Bureau of Workers’ Compensation recently posted some instructions on WCAIS to assist PA adjusters in filing forms:
In alliance with the Governor’s objectives to mitigate the impacts of COVID-19 in Pennsylvania, employees throughout the state will be working remotely to ensure vital functions continue to be processed.
During this time, we will be processing Statement of Wages, Agreements and Notifications of Modification/Suspension forms. Due to mail related delays, all documents of this type must be uploaded to WCAIS using the Actions Tab. This can be completed by clicking on the Upload Documents link and selecting the appropriate document type. This applies to any of the following documents:
- Agreement for Compensation for Disability or Permanent Injury (LIBC-336)
- Supplemental Agreement for Compensation for Disability or Permanent Injury (LIBC-337)
- Agreement for Compensation for Death (LIBC-339)
- Agreement to Stop Weekly Workers Compensation Payments (LIBC-340)
- Third Party Settlement Agreement (LIBC-380)
- Notification of Suspension or Modification (LIBC-751)
- Statement of Wages (LIBC-494C)
- Statement of Wages (LIBC-494A)
- Marriage Certificate
- Death Certificate or Coroners Report
- Notice of Workers Compensation Disability Status (LIBC-764)
Staff will process them in the order they are received. If you have any other documents you would like added to the claim, you can upload them 24/7 in WCAIS on the Documents and Correspondence Tab using the Upload Documents link. When you upload documentation here, there is a free-form text box which allows you to enter your description of choice.
Please note, as always, any uploaded documentation cannot exceed 10MB.
WCAIS AND EDI REMAIN ACTIVE AND AVAILABLE
Because WCAIS is an Internet based system, any associated automated processes will continue to be available for external users. This includes both the EDI Web Portal data entry screens, the claim-related activities on the Actions tab of the claim, and the EDI flat-file batch schedules run four times a day 24x7. Regardless of submission method, any forms generated via an accepted EDI transaction will continue to generate and be returned via the same method as they are currently.
PLEASE FEEL FREE TO CONTACT ONE OF OUR WORKERS’ COMPENSATION ATTORNEYS AT CIPRIANI & WERNER, P.C. IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS.