Early Claim Reporting Incentive
Medical Assessment Information
An employer is responsible for the first $250 or $350 of medical expenses for each worker’s compensation claim filed with North Dakota Workforce Safety & Insurance (WSI). Employers are billed monthly for assessable claims costs paid during the previous month. WSI offers an early reporting incentive and may waive the assessment charge.
WSI Waives Assessment Fee
If a claim is filed with WSI by midnight (central time) of the next WSI business day following the injury date, the assessment fee is waived by WSI.
Incident Report: If a worker reports an incident, but does not seek immediate medical attention, the employer should file an Incident Report online on WSI's website. In order to qualify for the $250 waiver, the incident should be filed by midnight (central time) of the next WSI business day following the injury date. If that worker later seeks medical attention and a claim is received by WSI within 14 calendar days of the incident, the $250 assessment charge will be waived. Without the filing of the Incident Report, the $250/$350 medical assessment will still be charged if a claim is eventually filed.
Employer pays $250
If an injury occurs and the claim is received by WSI or filed by a medical facility within 2-14 calendar days after the injury date, the employer is responsible for the first $250 of medical expenses.
Employer pays $350
If an injury occurs and the claim is received by WSI or filed by a medical facility more than 14 calendar days after the employer notification date, the employer will be charged the first $350 of medical expenses.