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Reporting Requirements

The Iowa Division of Workers' Compensation (DWC) is responsible for enforcing work comp reporting requirements under Iowa law.

File a Report on EDI

All reports of injury or illness must be electronically filed on the Electronic Data Interchange (EDI).

To file a report of injury or illness on EDI, click here.

Types of Reports

For information about types of reports, click here.

Covered Entities

Employers, insurance carriers, and third party administrators must follow work comp reporting requirements. 

An entity may be covered by Iowa work comp law if the entity:

  • Has employees who work in Iowa
  • Conducts business in Iowa
  • Is organized under Iowa law (e.g., Iowa corporations, partnerships, companies, sole proprietorships, etc.)
  • Adjusts Iowa workers' compensation claims


For information about contacting DWC with questions about reporting, click here.