The State Workers' Compensation Program covers approximately 54,000 employees of the executive, legislative and judicial branches of state government, along with employees of some quasi-state agencies such as the State Fair and the Minnesota Historical Society. The self-insured, self-administered program provides and coordinates claims management, disability management and managed health care for state workers who are injured on the job and offers workers' compensation legal services for state agencies.
Filing a workers' compensation claim
State agencies should file a workers' compensation claim by using the workers' compensation forms and checklists.
Agency Workers' Compensation Coordinators
The Workers' Compensation Program provides many resources to assist state agencies with managing work-related injuries and illnesses. Individual agencies are encouraged to identify a primary contact as the Agency Workers' Compensation Coordinator.
Agency Workers' Compensation Coordinators requiring access to claims data should contact John Sargent via email at: email@example.com
Resources are available to assist with:
- Proper preparation and filing of the required forms for state employees who have been injured on the job
- Proper entry of First Reports of Injuries (FRIs) into the SEMA4 system (pdf) (beginning on page 47 of this document)
- Proper injury coding (pdf) of workers' compensation claims
- Proper navigation of the State Workers' Compensation Program's GenComp system (pdf)
- Best practices (pdf) for managing workers' compensation claims
Help for supervisors
Supervisors responding to a report of an injury or illness by an employee should refer to their agency's policy/ procedures and notify their Workers' Compensation Coordinator. Supervisors can also utilize the Supervisor's Injury/Illness/Incident Reporting & Workers' Compensation Checklist. For more information about the workers' compensation process, please view the Agency Workers' Compensation Handbook.
Medical care for injured employees
CorVel is the certified managed health care plan for all state employees for work-related injuries and illnesses. Employees may call 612/436-2542 or 866/399-8541 to speak with a nurse about their work-related injuries and illness and to receive information about CorVel's provider network.
- CorVel provider directory* (Excel)
- CorVel CorCareRx First Fill (pdf)
- Instruction Brochure (pdf)
- CorCareRX Pharmacy Benefit (pdf)
* Use this link to locate providers
Click on: "Find Providers Near You"
Type of search - Choose: Open Minnesota MCO
Click - Search
The certified workers' compensation managed care contract with CorVel allows your agency the option to contact CorVel directly for office ergonomic evaluations. Click on Bulletin 12-1 to find out more.
The "Employee Guide to Minnesota's Workers' Compensation System" (htm) available from the Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry briefly explains how current Minnesota laws apply to work-related injuries or illnesses.
If you have any questions, please contact us.