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A national standard for electronically transmitting proof of coverage insurance reports was created by the International Association of Industrial Accident Boards and Commissions (IAIABC). Legislation was passed in December of 2002 allowing the agency to accept insurance filings using the IAIABC standards. In lieu of submitting hard copy forms, carriers will have the option of: 1) using an approved vendor as their agent (who will convert WCPOLS information to the IAIABC standards format and electronically transfer the data to the agency); or 2) electronically sending their data directly to the agency.
Prior to implementing EDI, it is strongly recommended that insurers reconcile their active policies.