Grinberg: DIR considering new EAMS regulations | Workers Compensation News

By Gregory Grinberg

Tuesday, November 8, 2022 | 0

I bring to your attention today a topic so exciting, so thrilling, so prone to making your hair stand on end, that I almost thought it was appropriate to get a note on this blog post. before publishing it.

Gregory Grinberg

It’s not about cool ninja krav maga fights at the workers’ compensation appeal board. This is not about a worker who said he was injured after being bitten by a radioactive spider, but was later photographed fighting crime while technically on TD. This is the new EAMS regulation proposed by the WCAB.

Search your souls, dear readers: isn’t this the most exciting news of all time?

Some of the changes are relatively minor: insurance companies will receive UANs, as will claims administrators and attorneys. The proposed regulations codify electronic or digital signatures as well as scanned handwritten signatures and eliminate Section 10205.6, which allowed parties to designate their preferred method of service, which is appropriate because accepting service by email does not is no longer optional (see 8 CCR Section 10625(b)(2).)

The big takeaway for immediate action is that since some insurance companies are separate entities from claims administrators already registered with EAMS, they should do so quickly once the new regulations are approved and put into effect. work. The way to do this is to contact the Central Registration Unit via email at [email protected] and provide the name, address, phone number, and email address of the insurance company.

So, dear readers, follow me as we take another step into the future and move from paper to all things electronic.

Gregory Grinberg is a managing partner of the SF Bay South office of Gale, Sutow & Associates and a certified specialist in workers’ compensation law. This post is reprinted with permission from Grinberg’s WCDefenseCA blog.

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