Oregon Department of Consumer and Business Services, Workers' Compensation Division
Reimbursement of Supplemental Disability for Workers with Multiple Jobs at the Time of Injury
(1) General. When an insurer elects to pay supplemental disability due a worker with multiple jobs at the time of injury, the director will reimburse the supplemental amount quarterly, after receipt and approval of documentation of compensation paid by the insurer or service company. The director will reimburse the insurer, in care of the service company, if applicable.(2) Requests for reimbursement. Requests for reimbursement must be submitted on Form 3504, “Supplemental Disability Benefits Quarterly Reimbursement Request,” and must include at least:(a) Identification and address of the insurer responsible for processing the claim;(b) The worker’s name, WCD file number, date of injury, Social Security number (if known), and the insurer claim number;(c) Whether the claim is disabling or nondisabling;(d) The primary and secondary employers’ legal names;(e) The primary and secondary employers’ policy numbers;(f) The weekly wage of all jobs at the time of the injury separated by employer;(g) The start and end dates for the periods of supplemental disability due and payable to the worker;(h) The amount of supplemental disability paid for the periods in subsection (g);(i) The quarter and year in which the payment was made;(j) A signed payment certification statement verifying the payments; and(k) Any other information the director requires.(3) Administrative fee. In addition to the supplemental disability reimbursement, the director will pay the insurer an administrative fee based on the annual claim processing administrative cost factor, as published in Bulletin 316.(4) Repayment of invalid or incorrect payments. The director may require the insurer to repay reimbursements made for invalid or incorrect payments.(a) The director may periodically audit the insurer’s files to validate the amount reimbursed.(b) Invalid amounts include, but are not limited to:(A) Payments exceeding statutory amounts due to the insurer, excluding reasonable overpayments, as determined by the director;(B) Compensation paid as a result of untimely or inaccurate claims processing;(C) Payments of compensation that were not documented as required by OAR 436-050; or(D) Amounts in a third-party recovery that result in overpayment.(5) Benefits due workers of a noncomplying employer. Supplemental disability benefits due subject workers of a noncomplying employer as defined in ORS 656.052 (Prohibition against employment without coverage) are not eligible for separate reimbursement under this rule, but remain a cost recoverable from the employer as provided by ORS 656.054 (Claim of injured worker of noncomplying employer)(2).(6) Claim disposition agreements and stipulated claims settlements. Claim dispositions agreements or stipulated claims settlements, under ORS 656.236 (Compromise and release of claim matters except for medical benefits) or 656.289 (Orders of Administrative Law Judge), that include amounts for supplemental disability benefits due to multiple jobs, are not eligible to receive reimbursement from the Workers’ Benefit Fund unless they receive written confirmation from the director before the disposition or settlement is approved by the Worker’s Compensation Board.(a) To receive written confirmation of a proposed disposition or settlement, the insurer must submit a request to the division. The request for written confirmation must include:(A) A copy of the proposed disposition or settlement that specifies the exact amount of the proposed contribution to be made from the Workers’ Benefit Fund;(B) A statement from the insurer indicating how the amount of the contribution was calculated; and(C) Any other information required by the director.(b) The director will not confirm the disposition for reimbursement if the proposed contribution exceeds a reasonable projection of that claim’s future liability to the Workers’ Benefit Fund.