Workers Compensation FAQs

The Kansas Department of Labor Workers Compensation Division is responsible for the administration of the Kansas Workers Compensation laws and rules. The division focuses on ensuring employees injured at work, employers, health care providers and insurance carriers receive timely, impartial and fair claim resolution.
 

Accident Prevention Program

What does the Accident Prevention Administrator monitor?

Accident Prevention under the Workers Compensation Division of the Kansas Department of Labor monitors insurance company and group-funded self-insurance plan compliance with provisions of K.S.A. 44-5,104.

What information will be gathered under an Accident Prevention inspection?

An inspection ensures insurance companies and group-funded self-insurance plans licensed to write workers compensation coverage in Kansas are providing services when requested by a policyholder, submitting the annual report, using qualified field safety representatives, and printing the notice required under Kansas statute on the front page of every policy delivered or issued for delivery in this state.

Why should I, as an insurance company or group-funded self-insurance plan, participate?

Under Kansas statute K.S.A. 44-5,104, you must maintain accident prevention services and provide such services at the request of a policyholder as a prerequisite for authority to provide such insurance or coverage in the state of Kansas.

How can I submit my completed annual report (K-ISH 28) form?

As soon as you click the [Submit] button, your completed form is automatically sent to our server through a secure Internet connection. We no longer accept paper forms for this report.

If we are not actively soliciting business in the state of Kansas, do we still have to complete the annual report K-ISH 28?

As long as an insurance carrier or group-funded self-insurance plan has a license to write workers compensation in Kansas, the report must be submitted. Complete or update Section I. Check “No” in Section II, and enter your name and title in the Affirmation section as your “signature.” If your company or plan should start writing business in Kansas, we will have a record of the business.

Is the website we use to submit our information secure?

Yes, the connection is secure.

Will you accept other forms submitted by a Workers Compensation carrier?

No, for consistency and to provide what is required in the state statute, we will only accept our automated form and the Excel spreadsheet as found on our website.

Whom do I contact about the annual report or with other questions about Accident Prevention Services?

You may contact the Accident Prevention Administrator at (785) 296-4000 ext. 7360 or kdol.wc@ks.gov.