COVID-19 Updates and Information

The current health crisis continues to impact the world, including the workers’ compensation industry. To keep you up to date on all important matters regarding COVID-19 we have created this page. We will regularly post updates here regarding news and governmental implications for each jurisdiction we work in.

Ritsema is fully committed and prepared to provide you with the services you expect. Please continue to reach out as you normally would.

Colorado

WEBINAR

  1. Breaking News
    • The Division continues to encourage physicians to utilize telehealth for routine WC appointments and DIME appointments when appropriate.
    • Negotiations have taken place regarding the creation of a compensability presumption for certain classes of employees who test positive for Covid-19 (health care workers, first responders, etc.).
    • Hearings are proceeding at the OAC through audio/visual means, with the expected logistical hurdles.  Nonetheless, claims may proceed to hearing. 
    • The Colorado Supreme Court held that the Colorado Legislature may meet past the May 6, 2020 deadline.  So, any pending bills related to workers’ compensation may still be considered by the legislature this term.
    • Social Security Administration delaying processing of request for records
    • CO Department of Labor & Employment delaying processing of request for records
  2. Workers' Compensation Emergency Rules 03/24/2020
  3. Workers' Compensation Emergency Rules 03/31/2020
  4. Memo re: Viral Pandemics & the Work Place

Arizona

  1. Fee Schedule Changes due to COVID-19 03/26/2020
  2. Case Law Update re: Exposure & Update and re: ICA Hearings & IME Procedures 03/31/2020

Florida

  1. Florida COVID-19 Update 03/31/2020

Utah

  1. New COVID-19 Injury Codes & EDI Reporting 03/31/2020

Wyoming

  1. Update: Exposure & Infectious Disease Case Law 03/31/2020
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    999 18th Street
    Suite 3100
    Denver, CO 80202

    Tel: 303.293.3100
    Fax: 303.297.2337

  • COLORADO SPRINGS OFFICE
    111 S. Tejon Street
    Suite 503
    Colorado Springs, CO 80903

    Tel: 719.520.1299
    Fax: 719.520.1737

  • FORT COLLINS OFFICE
    2629 Redwing Road
    Suite 330
    Fort Collins, CO 80526

    Tel: 970.204.9053
    Fax: 970.204.9058

  • ARIZONA OFFICE
    40 W. Baseline Road
    Suite 203
    Tempe, AZ 85283

    Tel: 602.888.0100
    Fax: 623.252.9697