We continue to monitor the impact of COVID-19 on the country and follow guidelines issued by government health authorities, including the U.S. Centers for Disease Control, the World Health Organization, and local agencies. Through an established but fluid Business Continuity Plan that includes remote access for our work force as needed, our goal is to minimize any disruption in service levels while also ensuring the ongoing safety of our employees.
As circumstances change, we remain committed to reacting timely and appropriately to state and federal mandates which help to assist our policyholders, claimants, and agents.
P.O. Box 113247
Stamford, CT 06911-3247
For Customer Service:
Toll Free 844-549-2512
Toll Free 844-549-2512
Claims FAX 203-903-0387
We want all of our policyholders to be aware of the heightened risk of scams and price gouging during financial disruptions, and we would like to remind you to contact your insurance agent before purchasing unsolicited insurance policies or changing the terms of current insurance policies.
EMPLOYER REPORTING OBLIGATIONS Regarding COVID-19
Effective 09/17/2020 – 01/01/2023
An employer who intentionally submits false or misleading information OR fails to submit information timely is subject to a civil penalty up to ten thousand dollars ($10,000).
As of September 17, 2020, new California legislations titled SB 1159 was signed into law and will be effective immediately. This new law requires all Employers who have five (5) or more Employees to report all Employees who test positive for COVID-19 to their Workers’ Compensation Claims Administrator. This reporting requirement applies to all employees that test positive for COVID-19 for both work-related and non-work-related cases.
EMPLOYER’S REPORTING OBLIGATIONS
For any Employee who tests positive for COVID-19 between July 6, 2020 and September 16, 2020 the employer must report specified information, as described below, to the Claims Administrator by October 29, 2020 (30 business days from the effective date of SB 1159).
For any Employee who tests positive for COVID-19 on or after September 17, 2020, you must report to your Claims Administrator within three (3) business days. Once the Employer knows or ‘reasonably should know’ that an employee has tested positive for COVID-19, the employer must do all of the following:
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Current COVID-19 Claims: For any Employee who tested positive for COVID-19 on or after September 17, 2020, you must report to your Claims Administrator within three (3) business days.
Past COVID-19 Claims: For any Employee who tested positive for COVID-19 between July 6, 2020 and September 16, 2020, the Employer will have until October 29, 2020, to report a claim to their Workers’ Compensation Claims Administrator.
When reporting a claim, the Employer will be required to provide ALL of the following information:
Interested in learning more about SB 1159 and other laws related to COVID-19? Please visit https://www.labor.ca.gov/coronavirus2019/ for more information.
Please note, the information contained herein regarding California law is for informational purposes only. National Liability & Fire Insurance Company does not provide legal advice to its insurance policyholders. Please consult your legal counsel or other professional for legal advice regarding your obligations under California law.
Already a workers' compensation policyholder? We encourage you to visit our Workers' Comp Service Center.
We also suggest you review this Additional Information link to obtain posting notices and certain state-specific claims resources.