The IWCC posted a new employer workplace notice, which incorporates the PPP into the notification language. The workplace notice now includes the following:
If the employer notifies you that it has an approved Preferred Provider Program for workers’ compensation, the PPP counts as one of your two choices of providers.
The IWCC also announced through its website that it will no longer accept Social Security numbers.
Effective immediately, in response to the Illinois Supreme Court Order M.R. 138, the Commission will no longer collect Social Security numbers. The Social Security field has been eliminated from the application and settlement contract forms. Do not enter the number on existing forms. Please update your electronic forms.
We will request the SSN in those limited circumstances where the information is necessary, and only then at such time as necessary, e.g., to process payment from the Rate Adjustment Fund or Injured Workers Benefit Fund.
We will remove the numbers from existing files upon request.