EAMS Public Search Tool
EAMS is a computer-based case management system that simplified and improved the Division of Workers’ Compensation (DWC) case management process. EAMS went live for internal users-DWC and Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board employees at DWC administration and district offices-Aug. 25, 2008. Since then, external users also now have access to case information online. The information on workers’ compensation adjudication cases provided through this search function is public information.
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There are three different filing methods on EAMS. They are JET File, E-Forms, and OCR forms. Jet File and E-Forms are filed electronically, while OCR Forms are filed manually. JET File and E-Forms are the faster options because they are done electronically. Knowing the similarities between JET Files and E-Forms begs the question, what are the differences between JET Files and E-Forms.
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How Can I Search My WCAB Info?
You’ve joined your workers’ comp case, but now what? Where do you go to get all of the information needed to gain knowledge about the case? The DIR provides a pubic search tool in EAMS that can give you all of the existing information about a case.
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What is a lien?
To put things into simple terms, filing a lien is making a claim for services an individual has provided in a workers’ compensation case. With so much going during the case, it is easy to put things like lien filing on the backburner.
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With the order by Judge Wu on the Angelotti case, the injunction on the $100 lien activation fee has been vacated, and the State of California will start accepting workers’ compensation lien activation payments starting Monday, November 9th.
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If you’re still filing your California work comp liens through paper or EAMS, here’s why you should consider JetFile.
When the Division of Workers’ Compensation introduced JetFile in 2011, the clouds had parted and light beamed down for all power-filers in the workers’ comp industry. Goodbye, reams and stacks of paper. So long, pages upon pages of EAMS e-forms. With JetFile and with the right vendor, filing workers’ comp court forms became a lightning quick process through JetFile, rather than a step-by-step-by-step-by-step process through paper or EAMS.
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We here at DWC Exchange would like to thank all attendees of our Take the Work out of Workers’ Comp webinar, which we had on Wednesday August 26th. For those of you that couldn’t attend or missed part of the webinar on key workers’ comp issues and topics, we are doing a brief overview as this week’s blog.
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California plans on implementing a closed drug formulary to its workers compensation industry in order to match its counterparts of Texas and Washington State. They’re doing this in hopes to reduce opioid use and overall costs, officials said.
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Workers’ compensation premiums in California continue to grow at double-digit rates, according to the Workers’ Compensation Insurance Rating Bureau.The WCIRB recently released its “State of the California Worker’s Compensation Report,” and authors of the report highlighted developing trends over the past few years in the wake of the state’s massive workers’ comp reforms.
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California employers’ workers’ compensation insurance premiums jumped by $2 billion in 2014 but according to the Workers’ Compensation Insurance Rating Bureau, payments to workers for job-related injuries and illnesses haven’t changed, while medical costs declined.
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