Oregon Department of Consumer and Business Services, Workers' Compensation Division

Rule Rule 436-060-0012
Notices and Correspondence Following the Death of a Worker

(1) If a worker is deceased, regardless of the cause of death, an insurer must:
(a) Address all future notices and correspondence to the estate of the worker or qualified beneficiaries;
(b) Provide a written notice of acceptance or denial of a claim to the estate of the worker; and
(c) Issue a Notice of Closure, when applicable, to the estate of the worker. The insurer must mail the worker’s copy of the Notice of Closure to the worker’s last known address. The insurer may mail copies of the Notice of Closure to any known or potential beneficiaries.
(2) Other notices required under this chapter intended for the worker are not required when the worker is deceased.

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