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Florida Division of Workers’ Compensation Launches Online Employer Coverage Assistance Program

2/15/2017

Contact: Ashley Carr
(850) 413-2842
 
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – To assist Florida business owners with obtaining workers’ compensation coverage to protect their employees from the detrimental impacts of on-the-job injuries, the Florida Division of Workers’ Compensation has launched an online insurance company database called the Coverage Assistance Program (CAP). This new database allows employers to easily search for insurance companies that are actively offering workers’ compensation policies for their industry type.
 
“Ensuring that Florida businesses have proper workers’ compensation coverage is crucial to the success of the entire workers’ compensation system,” said Tanner Holloman, Director of the Division of Workers’ Compensation. “Employers can use the information provided in the CAP to inform conversations with their insurance agents and to help facilitate a smoother, faster policy purchasing process.”
 
The Division of Workers’ Compensation works to ensure that injured workers have adequate access to timely medical care, that claims are adjusted and reimbursed timely, and that health care providers are compensated fairly for electing to participate as a workers’ compensation care provider. The Division also aims to provide the resources necessary to help all participants in the process remain in compliance with Florida workers’ compensation laws.
 
To access the Coverage Assistance Program, click HERE. To learn more about Florida’s workers’ compensation program, click HERE.
 
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Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater, a statewide elected official, oversees the Department of Financial Services, serves as Florida’s State Fire Marshal, and is a member of the Florida Cabinet. CFO Atwater’s priorities include fighting financial fraud, abuse and waste in government, reducing government spending and regulatory burdens that chase away businesses, and providing transparency and accountability in spending. Follow the activities of the Department on Facebook (FLDFS) and Twitter (@FLDFS).