News and Updates Archive: 2020

The Iowa Division of Workers' Compensation (DWC) periodically posts news and updates with information relating to the Iowa workers' compensation system and the agency's work.

This page contains news and updates from the year 2020.

November 2020

Updated Form:  Application for Payment of Benefits (14-0037)

OCTOBER 2020

Order of the Commissioner: Impact of Coronavirus (COVID-19) on Regular Proceeding Hearings Through March 19, 2021 (October 12, 2020)

august 2020

Order of the Commissioner:  Impact of Coronavirus (COVID-19) on Regular Proceeding Hearings Through November 20, 2020 (August 14, 2020)

July 2020

Iowa Workers' Compensation Advisory Committee Cancels 2020 Syposium, Will Put on Continuing Legal Education (CLE) Series Instead

June 2020

Order of the Commissioner:  Ongoing Provisions for Coronavirus/COVID-19 Impact on Agency Services (June 1, 2020)

Order of the Commissioner:  Impact of Coronavirus (COVID-19) on Regular Proceeding Hearings Through September 14, 2020 (June 1, 2020)

May 2020

New Resource Available:  Ratebook Information document for July 1, 2020, through June 30, 2021

New Resource Available:  Ratebook Spreadsheet for July 1, 2020, through June 30, 2021

New Information Available:  Mileage Reimbursement Rate for July 1, 2020, through June 30, 2021

New Information Available:  Maximum & Minimum Workers' Compensation Weekly Benefit Amounts for July 1, 2020, through June 30, 2021

New Resource Available:  "Iowa Workers' Compensation:  Questions & Answers" Brochure Effective July 1, 2020, through June 30, 2021

Administrative Rules: DWC Adopts and Files Changes to 876 Iowa Administrative Code chapters 1, 4, 5, 7 to 9, 12 (ARC 5042C)

3 Deputy Commissioners Temporarily Reassigned to Help With Unemployment Appeals

April 2020

Order of the Commissioner:  Ongoing Provisions for Coronavirus/COVID-19 Impact on Agency Services

March 2020

Iowa Workers' Compensation Advisory Committee (IWCAC) Symposium Rescheduled

Administrative Rules:  DWC Files Notice of Intended Action, ARC 4993C

DWC Closed to Public Past the Lobby Effective March 23, 2020

DWC to Close for Weekend at 3:00 p.m. on Friday, March 20, 2020

Update:  Information About Using CourtCall

Order of the Commissioner:  Impact of Coronavirus (COVID-19) on Regular Proceeding Hearings

Information:  Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Update:  Contact Information for Agency Staff

Information:  2020 & 2021 Iowa Association of Workers' Compensation Lawyers (IWAC) Seminar

Information:  2020 & 2021 Iowa Workers' Compensation Advisory Committee (IWCAC) Symposium

February 2020

New Form Available:  Payment Activity Report (PAR) for Settlements & Commutations

January 2020

New Resources Available:  Vocational Training & Education for Shoulder Injuries Under Iowa Code Section 85.70(2)

New Resource Availabe:  WCES Hearing Schedule

Andrew Phillips Hired as a Deputy Workers' Compensation Commissioner

Effective January 13, 2020:  New Mailing Address for Iowa Division of Workers' Compensation

New Form:  Information Request (Form 14-0083)

Order of the Commissioner:  In the Matter of Electronic Payment of Filing Fees Using the Workers' Compensation Electronic System (WCES)

Notice:  The Workers' Compensation Electronic System (WCES) Down for Scheduled Update From 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. CT on January 6, 2020