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CFO Alex Sink Announces New Online Tool for Injured Employee Benefits

7/20/2010

CONTACT: Kevin Cate or Jennifer Hirst, 850-413-2842
 
TALLAHASSEE— Florida CFO Alex Sink today announced a new tool created by her Division of Workers’ Compensation that allows injured employees to estimate their wage replacement benefits when injured on the job. The new calculators can be used by anyone, are highly interactive and will assist injured employees in understanding how temporary disability and impairment benefits are determined.
 
“I applaud the Division for creating a proactive tool and website to assist injured employees in their time of need,” said CFO Sink. “I encourage all citizens to visit the website and learn more about the process.”
 
To access the calculators go to: http://www.myfloridacfo.com/wc/employee/calculator.html. The calculators also include links to relevant sections in Chapter 440, F.S., and Rule 69L, F.A.C. that further educate injured employees on wage replacement benefits.
 
CFO Sink’s Division of Workers’ Compensation has conducted nearly 30,000 onsite investigations into employer compliance this fiscal year. For additional information about the calculation of benefits, please contact the Bureau of Employee Assistance and Ombudsman Office at 1-800-342-1741 or wceaoanswer@myflorida.com.