IWCC Withdraws Emergency COVID-19 Rule

4.28.2020 Blog
Yesterday morning the Illinois Workers' Compensation Commission (IWCC) voted unanimously to repeal the April 16th emergency rule, which declared a First Responder’s or Front-Line Worker’s exposure to COVID-19 the virus would be rebuttably presumed to have arisen out of and in the course of employment, and that the resulting injury and lost time would be presumed causally connected to the employment.

Answers by Amy

4.27.2020 Blog
While development letters (CMS letters asking for additional information for a submitted MSA) have slowed over the last several months, we are still seeing them, nonetheless. 

Take Two: Commission Issues New Modified Emergency Covid-19 Rule for First Responders and Front-Line Workers

4.15.2020 Blog
On April 13, 2020, the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission created an emergency amendment to Rule 9030.70, expanding the Commission’s Rules of Evidence to include a rebuttable presumption for first responders and front-line workers exposed to COVID-19.