Workers’ Compensation CLAIM KIT – Colorado

Who will handle your claims?

The Dallas Regional Claim Office will handle your Colorado claims, located at:

2400 Lakeside Boulevard
Suite 200
Richardson, TX 75082

Phone (800)527-5531
Mike Hicks, Regional Director 

How to Report Workers’ Compensation Claims?

To report via the Internet: Log on to the Crum & Forster website at https://cfconnect.cfins.com. Use your assigned User ID and Password. If you do not have a current User ID, please contact your local Crum & Forster Claims or Marketing resource.

To report e-mail:                               [email protected]
To report via fax:                               1-877-622-6218
To report claims via telephone:       1-800-690-5520

(7 day/24 hour toll free reporting line for all states)

  • In the event of a serious or fatal injury, notify the local claim office immediately by telephone.

What forms does the employer need to be aware of?

Click on this link for the Colorado Forms:
http://www.coworkforce.com/dwc/FormsDeskAids/MainForms.asp

WC 1 / First Report of Injury:    

WC 1 CO – First Report of Injury

What is the Waiting Period for Lost Wages in Colorado?
The waiting period is 3 days. If the employee is off for over 2 weeks, the 1st 3 days is paid retroactively.

What is the Choice of Physician Rules in Colorado?
Rule 8, see below. Effective 4/1/15, the employer must provide the injured worker with a written list designating at least four medical providers within 7 business days following the date the employer receives notice of the injury.  The injured worker must select a physician from the list.    Failure to provide the list could result in the injured worker having the right to treat with any medical provider he or she chooses.

In addition to information regarding the designated providers, the designated provider list must also include identification of the insurer responsible for the claim and the name and contact information of a representative of both the employer and insurer.

Feel free to utilize the attached sample Colorado Designated Provider Listing:

Colorado CorVel Panel Language 3.16

Colorado Rule 8:

Colorado Rule 8

Preferred Provider Organization Network (PPO)
Crum & Forster has a PPO network available. Follow the instructions below to access the PPO Network:

Logon to the website at:   www.talispoint.com/conduent/cfi

  • Search by Provider Address, Name or Region
  • Select the Distance, Provider Type and Specialty
  • Results can then be exported to a directory or excel.
  • You can obtain a Map List or text message by selecting a specific provider

Where should all medical bills be sent?

Crum & Forster
PO Box 14801
Lexington, KY 40512

Important Websites

Colorado Department of Labor – Division of WC: http://www.coworkforce.com/dwc/

Colorado WC Forms: https://www.colorado.gov/cdle/node/33361

Multi State: http://www.workerscompensation.com/