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JULY 2011 Notices     Go back to Current Notices

The Commission and State offices are closed Monday, July 4, 2011 in observance of Independence Day.
REMINDER: Effective July 1, 2011, awards subject to LE 9-806 (Subsequent Injury Fund Assessment) and LE 9-1007(B) (Uninsured Employer Fund Assessment), will be billed separately by the two funds.  Award Orders issued by the Workers' Compensation Commission will contain new language to reflect this billing and collection procedure change.  Employers or Insurers must pay the assessments to the two funds within thirty (30) days of their respective invoices.
12 Our printed form SF-2 - Surgeon's Report of Injury will no longer be mailed by the Commission.  Medical Providers may access the online form or printable form on the our website.  The online form may be completed and submitted electronically or the printable form can be completed and mailed to the Commission.  Both versions of the Surgeon's Report form can be accessed from the Medical Forms page (link).

Cost of Living Adjustment (COLA) for Calendar Year 2012:  Section 9-638 of the Labor and Employment Article provides for an annual cost of living adjustment (COLA) for compensation paid under Subtitle V to covered employees with a permanent total disability.  The COLA provision became effective January 1, 1988 and is only payable for an accidental injury or occupational disease sustained on or after January 1, 1988.
The cost of living adjustment effective on January 1, 2012 is 1.6%.  See MD Compensation Rates for more information