News and Updates

eFiling on WCES is Live -- July 22, 2019

Now Available:  User Guide for eFiling on WCES

Now Available:  Tutorial Videos for eFiling on WCES

Revised Forms Effective July 22, 2019

Order:  Certain Deadlines for eFiling on WCES

Revised Uniform Guidelines for Preparation of Hearing Exhibits -- Effective July 22, 2019

Updated Iowa Workers' Compensation Law for Injured Workers -- Questions and Answers (July 1, 2019 – June 30, 2020)

Update:  Workers' Compensation Electronic System (WCES) -- July 12, 2019

September 2018

Notice:  Delay to Start of the Workers' Compensation Electronic System (WCES)

August 2018

Notice:  Proposed Rules for the Workers' Compensation Electronic System (WCES) Are Published

May 2018

Order:  Late Settlement Sanction

April 2018

Update:  Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) Claims

March 2018

Announcement:  New Release 3.1 Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) Requirement Tables and Trading Partner Profile Registration Now Available

November 2017

Announcement:  Iowa to Implement Claims Release 3.1 Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) Rather Than 3.0, As Previously Announced

October 2017

Announcement:  Video Participation in Hearings Now Available

September 2017

Announcement:  Change in Road Venue Hearing Times

Hand-Delivery of Documents to the DWC

July 2017

Declaratory Order Regarding Profit Sharing Bonus and Continuous Improvement Pay Plan

June 2017

Sloan v. Mark D. Sloan, D.D.S., P.C., d/b/a Sloan Family Dentistry, P.C., Ruling on Motion to Dismiss Petition for Partial Commutation, No. 5065386 (June 12, 2017)

Notice:  Increase in Copy Fees Effective July 1, 2017

March 2017

Notice:  Increase in Filings Creating Delays -- Marc. 15, 2017



Postings on the DWC News and Updates page are intended for informational purposes only.  

Summaries of the following do not amend, replace, or supersede any of the following:

  • Orders of the Iowa Workers' Compensation Commissioner
  • Administrative rules issued or proposed by the DWC
  • Decisions of the Iowa Workers' Compensation Commissioner or a deputy commissioner
  • Iowa Code
  • Legislation proposed or passed by the Iowa General Assembly
  • Iowa Supreme Court opinions
  • Iowa Court of Appeals opinions
  • Iowa Rules of Civil Procedure
  • Iowa Rules of Electronic Procedure

Further, summaries of the above do not constitute an official or legally binding DWC interpretation.