California regulators announce rule changes to encourage electronic filing
More claims administrators, representatives, lien claimants, and self-insured employers are now able to switch from paper to electronic filing.
The California Division of Workers' Compensation has changed the rules, allowing smaller volume filers to use an electronic system.
The DWC's electronic filing method, called the JET File, has been available to entities with annual filings of at least 100 of any of the six most common court forms. Rule changes that went into effect in December waive the 100-document limit.
Electronic filing cuts down on the amount of paper being filed, making the courts more efficient and allowing cases to move faster, according to the DWC. The benefits of the JET File include:
- Ability to submit one of many documents in a single transmission.
- Receive electronic response of success or errors.
- Receive a case number electronically upon successful submission of an application.
- Holds and reprocesses Declarations of Readiness for up to 15 days to get a court date.
- Use Optical Character Recognition forms or e-forms as needed.
Read more at the WorkersComp Forum homepage.
January 9, 2012
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