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Division Director

Molly C. Merry


Risk Management
200 East Gaines Street
Tallahassee, FL 32399-0336
Main Number
(850) 413-3120

 

 

State Employee Workers' Compensation Claims


The Bureau of State Employee Workers’ Compensation Claims is responsible for the administration of all workers’ compensations claims filed by state employees and volunteers who are injured on the job. The Bureau typically receives approximately 12,000 new claims each year and is primarily responsible for ensuring that covered individuals receive timely benefits, while safeguarding the State from instances of fraud, waste, and abuse.


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The State of Florida Worker's Compensation Statute can be found in Chapter 440,F.S. Click here to read Chapter 440,F.S.

What if I am a State of Florida employee and I need to report a Workers' Compensation Claim?

 

Claims Reporting:

  • Report all claims to AmeriSys at1-800-455-2079.
  • In a medical emergency, transport the injured employee to the nearest medical facility or call 911 for emergency assistance.
  • Following the arrangement of emergency medical treatment for the injured employee, contact AmeriSys at 1-800-455-2079.
  • If the injury does not require emergency treatment, contact AmeriSys at 1-800-455-2079 immediately and prior to obtaining medical treatment.
  • AmeriSys will refer the injured employee to an appropriate medical provider from the AmeriSys clinician panel. AmeriSys provides this service 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year.

 

The Permanent Total Unit, Universities and Other Unit and the Presumption Unit are the three units that make up The Bureau of State Employee Workers' Compensation Claims.

  • The Permanent and Total Unit primarily adjusts benefits for claimants that are not working as a result of a work related injury.
  • The Universities and Other Unit oversees claims from public universities and agencies that are not receiving permanent total benefits that do not involve heart disease.
  • The Presumption Unit oversees cases related to hypertension and cardiovascular disease.

 

The Managers of the three units of the Bureau of State Employee Workers' Compensation Claims can be contacted using the information below:



Unit 1

Permanent & Total Unit
Mickey Lowers
(850) 413-4824
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Unit 2

Universities & Other Unit
Sam Walker
(850) 413-4808
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Unit 3

Presumption Unit
Dana Winkler
(850) 413-4804
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Fraud Reporting:

  • Please click here to fill out a form to report the Insurance Fraud
  • You can also report claims at (850) 413-3122
  • If you know or suspect someone committing insurance fraud by providing false claims, Please report the fraud by submitting this form.

The Division also has a toll-free Fraud Tip Hotline at 1-800-378-0445. Callers can choose to remain anonymous, and if they porvide information that leads to a conviction, they may be eligible for a cash reward through our Anti Fraud Reward Program.

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