Specifically, H.B. 1038 adds a subsection to C.R.S. 8-43-203. It requires, in part, that "the employer or insurance carrier shall provide to the claimant a brochure written in easily understood language, in a form developed by the director after consultation with employers, insurance carriers, and representatives of injured workers, describing the claims process and informing the claimant of his or her rights." If the claimant has previously authorized the employer or, if insured, the employer's insurance carrier to communicate with the claimant through electronic transmission, the brochure may be sent to the claimant electronically. The brochure is available on the Colorado Division of Workers' Compensation Web site at www.colorado.gov/cs/Satellite/CDLE-WorkComp/CDLE/1251574404663.
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July 8, 2010
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