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Applying for workers' compensation benefits can be completed in a few different ways. You can complete a First Report of Injury (FROI) online. You can also fax a completed FROI to WSI at 701-328-3820 or 888-786-8695 or mail it to PO Box 5585, Bismarck, ND 58506-5585. Call us at 800-777-5033 with questions. 

Access payroll reporting or update account demographics and contacts in WSI’s online portal, myWSI. Refer to myWSI Support Center for more information. Call us at 800-777-5033 with questions. 

Before WSI will send a letter of good standing to the Secretary of State for an employer, you must complete the Verification of Non-Employment form. Call us at 800-777-5033 with questions. 

As an employer or prospective employer in North Dakota, you must provide workers’ compensation insurance coverage for your employees. Refer to Insurance Coverage Information to find out if you need to apply for workers’ compensation coverage with WSI. Call us at 800-777-5033 with questions. 

A medical provider may submit a bill electronically through Carisk Intelligent Clearinghouse. Refer to Billing & Payment for complete information. Call us at 800-777-5033 with questions. 

No, wages received from WSI are generally considered nontaxable and no forms will be sent.

To verify if an employer has coverage with WSI use Employer Search.

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As teenagers enter the workforce, they embark on a journey of learning new skills in environments that may be unfamiliar and potentially hazardous.


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The statewide workforce safety campaign, Get Home Safe North Dakota, launched today with a press conference at the North Dakota State Capitol. Lt. Gov. Tammy Miller and WSI Director Art Thompson spoke as well as VP and Plant Manager of Dakota Gasification Company, Dale Johnson.  


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Use the Employer Search tool to determine if an employer, contractor, or subcontractor has WSI coverage.


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WSI created a new resource for employers, Medical Marijuana: Things for North Dakota Employers to Know. 


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WSI recently developed an enhancement to the myWSI portal, which allows a provider convenient, 24-hour access to previously issued remittance advices.


Reminder on Drug Testing Policy

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