We have received several inquiries in the last couple of days regarding the Illinois Department of Insurance (IDOI) workers' compensation preferred provider program (PPP) approval process. There seems to be confusion over whether the IDOI has begun to approve PPP applications. As of our conversation with the IDOI this morning, the Department has not approved any PPP applications.
HFN submitted an application to become an IDOI-approved PPP, and it is still in process with the Department. We do not have a definitive time frame on when the IDOI will complete its review and approval process.
The IDOI does have a new approved PPP report on its website. The report reads, as of 1:30pm on September 26, "No Companies have been approved at this time."
We will continue to provide PPP updates on both the IDOI approval process and the IWCC notification form as the preferred provider program development process continues in the state of Illinois.