Prescription Drugs Cost Survey -
Reporting Period: July 31
- August 14, 2014|
On June 5, 2014, the Maryland
Workers’ Compensation Commission notified self-insured employers
and self-insured groups that it is undertaking a comprehensive
study to ascertain the actual costs associated with prescription
drugs. The periods covered by this study are the following
service years: 1/1/11-12/31/11, 1/1/12-12/31/12 and
1/1/13-12/31/13. The Commission has developed an online
reporting tool available beginning July 31, 2014. All data must
be reported by all self-insured employers and self-insured
groups by August 7, 2014.
PLEASE READ ALL INSTRUCTIONS
BEFORE ACCESSING THE SURVEY.
The Prescription Drug Cost survey is available as a service
through the Workers’ Compensation Commission’s Online Services
web site. To access the survey and submit your data you must log
into our Online Services site.
Please read all of these
instructions before accessing our
Online Services (link). The survey is designed to
function with contemporary web browsers: Internet Explorer 10.x
Firefox (current version is 30.x) and Chrome (current version is
36.x). Unexpected results may occur when
using older Internet Explorer versions, such as IE 8.x or 9.x. If
you are still using Windows XP, we recommend that free browsers
Firefox or Chrome are used to complete the survey.
We have created an account
for each reporting party using your email address as your
username. Before logging in for the first time you must reset
your password. To do this, click the
link on the log-in page and enter the email address that
received communication from the Commission about the survey.
If the registered email address is not your email address and/or
you receive a message that the email address is not registered,
you cannot proceed and must
contact email@example.com for assistance. DO
NOT CREATE/SUBMIT A NEW REGISTRATION APPLICATION.
Although the site is fully functional, there may be local
network conditions or policies at your workplace that prevent
the survey from loading. Please tell us about your problem
via the websupport email link above. We will investigate
each issue as presented to resolve the problem as quickly as
After you enter the registered email address and select Reset Password, a single-use password and instructions is sent.
When you log in, you will see a page confirming that you agree
to our terms of service. Click "I agree" to continue.
The first time you log in after resetting your password you will
be taken to your User Profile page and asked to change your
password. Enter a new password in the
Confirm Password fields
and click the Submit
button. Your password is changed unless an error message is
You can change your password at any time by
clicking the User Profile
button. DO NOT change any other profile information. If the
profile information must be changed, please contact
Steven Jones in the Insurance, Compliance & Reporting Division
To access the survey, click the
Prescription Drugs Cost Study
menu button at the top of the page.
The layout of the survey page is similar to the Excel
spreadsheet sent previously via email. This survey starts
with calendar year 2011 and asks you to provide information
for the years 2011, 2012, and 2013. After you have entered
the data for the first year click
Save and Continue.
This will save your data and advance to the next year. You
can also click the year links at the top of the page to
switch to another year. Your data is automatically saved
whenever you switch years.
Note that amounts entered are whole dollar amounts only,
no decimals are possible.
You will find definitions for terms used at the bottom of
the survey page after you log-in. Instructions relevant to a
specific section of the survey appear when you are
completing each section.
There is no email receipt for completing the survey; if
you’d like to confirm that the survey is complete, please
log-in again and your entered values will appear rather than
the default zero values displayed when you first accessed
This survey is only open from July 31, 2014 to
August 14, 2014. You can access the survey and enter or edit
your survey information any time between these dates.
If you need to change your reported information after
August 7, 2014 contact
Steven Jones in the Insurance, Compliance & Reporting
WFMS Online Services accounts will be deactivated at the
end of the reporting period.