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INSURANCE, COMPLIANCE & REPORTING

EMPLOYER INSURANCE COMPLIANCE

Effective October 1, 2013, an employer that fails to secure compensation (workers’ compensation insurance) for all covered employees may be subject to a penalty not to exceed $10,000. See Labor & Employment § 9-407 (Labor and Employment § 9-407 Failure to Insure). General questions regarding this law change may be directed to the Insurance, Compliance and Reporting Division via email employercompliance@wcc.state.md.us or 410-864-5278.  Please be advised that the Commission does not dispense legal advice.
 

 INSURANCE INFORMATION REPORT IC-1


FORMS FILED WITH THE DIVISION
You may not submit these forms via email or email attachment; the signed original must be mailed to the WCC at the address provided on the form (footer).  Some PDF forms can be completed in Adobe® Reader or you may use the typewriter tool if available in your installed Adobe Reader version.  Forms submitted to WCC must be current and as provided; altered, incomplete, unauthorized or obsolete forms are returned without processing.


Use of SERFF for WC Form Filings

  • Effective September 1, 2013 - To facilitate the prompt filing and review of workers’ compensation form filings, and to reduce the significant quantities of paper currently used in the review process, the Maryland Workers’ Compensation Commission utilizes the System for Electronic Rate and Form Filings (SERFF), developed by the National Association of Insurance Commissioners.
  • At present, the Commission will continue to accept paper filings but insurers and authorized filers are encouraged to transition to the use of SERFF as soon as possible.
  • Workers’ compensation form filings must be made with the Maryland Workers’ Compensation Commission. The Commission does not charge a filing fee for workers’ compensation forms.
    Workers’ compensation rate and rule filings must be made with the Maryland Insurance Administration, which also utilizes the SERFF platform.
  • Filers not yet using SERFF may enroll by contacting SERFF at 1-816-783-8787 or by e-mail at serffmkg@naic.org. Insurers and other filers needing additional information about SERFF may visit www.serff.com. Filers are encouraged to take formal training so they can fully utilize the SERFF system. Contact information regarding training can be found at the SERFF website at www.serff.com/training.
  • Insurers using authorized filers to make filings on their behalf should immediately notify those entities so that they can arrange to be SERFF compliant.
  • Questions may be submitted in writing to the attention of State Workers' Compensation Commission, 10 East Baltimore Street, Baltimore, Maryland, 21202 Attention -Steven Jones, Director, Insurance, Compliance and Reporting Division, via email to formfilings@wcc.state.md.us or by calling Mr. Jones at 410-864-5298.

RELATED LAWS & REGULATIONS Access the complete Code of Maryland online to view the cited laws below. Workers' Compensation Commission COMAR (regulations) can also be found online- Link to COMAR Online, MD Secretary of State

  • Certificate of Compliance: Code of Maryland, Labor & Employment Article, Workers' Compensation §9–105
  • Covered Employee: Code of Maryland, Labor & Employment Article, Workers' Compensation §9-202
  • Site of Employment: Code of Maryland, Labor & Employment Article, Workers' Compensation §9-203
  • Corporate or Limited Liability Company Officer: Code of Maryland, Labor & Employment Article, Workers' Compensation §9-206
  • Sole Proprietor: Code of Maryland, Labor & Employment Article, Workers' Compensation §9-227
  • Governmental Self-insurance Group: Code of Maryland, Labor & Employment Article, Workers' Compensation §9-404
  • Self-insurance by Individual Employer: Code of Maryland, Labor & Employment Article, Workers' Compensation §9-405:
  • Governmental Group Self-Insurance: COMAR 14.09.02.01 through 14.09.02.08
  • Individual Employer Self-Insurer: COMAR 14.09.10.01 through 14.09.10.12

OTHER RELATED MATERIALS AND FORMS     BACK TO TOP OF THIS PAGE 

Compliance Audit Procedures Guide (Attachment H) a reference material for self-insured employers and vendors that provide audit services to the Commission. The guide contains explanations regarding the completion of the IC-1 report as well as sample audit reports.

The MD WCC Employer's Posting Notice (form C-24) - (Version 11/2007) English/Spanish PDF for printing via Adobe® Reader (325 KB).
The MD WCC Employers' Posting Notice is 8.5" X 14" and MUST be printed on 8.5" X 14" (legal size) goldenrod or yellow paper.  Laser printer or clear photocopier versions are recommended for printed durability and legibility.  Default resolution for this printing is 600 dpi (dots per inch).  The statutory requirement is "as provided by the MD WCC", hence reduced size or otherwise altered reproductions from the original/default specifications will not constitute statutory compliance.  The Notice is to be posted in a conspicuous location at each worksite and must include the complete employer/insurer information in the lower left corner where indicated.

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