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Types of Reports

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

This page contains information about the types of reports required under Iowa law.

First Report of Injury or Illness (FROI)

A FROI must be filed with the workers’ compensation commissioner’s office within 4 days after notice or knowledge of an alleged injury when the injury results in:

  • Temporary disability for a period longer than 3 days;
  • Permanent partial disability;
  • Permanent total disability; or
  • Death.

Subsequent Report of Injury or Illness (SROI)

A SROI must be filed to reflect the current status of the claim, including:

  • Commencement of payment;
  • Rate calculation;
  • Payment report; and 
  • Denial.

The commencement of payment notice must be filed within 30 days of the first payment of weekly compensation benefits.

The employer, insurance carrier, or third party administrator must mail a final payment report to the employee at the employee’s last known address.

Medical Reports

Medical reports reflecting the return to work or recuperation date and the permanent impairment rating, if any, must be filed only if the claim involves disability in excess of 13 weeks or permanent disability.

These reports should be mailed or faxed directly to the Iowa Division of Workers’ Compensation with a completed Medical Report Transmittal Form.

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