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My Benefits | Workers’ Compensation

Overview

The University is committed to maintaining a safe work environment for faculty, staff, and visitors. In the event of a workplace injury, all UNI employees are covered by Iowa Workers' Compensation which pays medical and indemnity benefits for employees injured on the job. UNI pays the entire cost of the program. Sedgwick CMS is the University's third party administrator for all workers compensation claims.

Employees who are injured on the job should report the injury to their supervisor, no matter how minor the injury may be. The supervisor will complete the Employer's First Report of Injury Form (online form password is 'froi') within 24 hours.

Medical Treatment

  • If medical treatment is necessary, Occupational Health at Bluebell Road Health Plaza is the designated provider for UNI.
  • After hour services are available for worker injury treatment at Waterloo Medical Center and Cedar Falls Medical Center emergency departments.
  • Services for worker injury treatment are also available at MercyOne Urgent Care located at Waterloo Health Plaza and Bluebell Road Health Plaza.
  • Supervisors should notify Occupational Health that the employee is being seen for a work injury and treatment will be paid by UNI. The supervisor should complete the Pre-authorization Form and send it with the employee to Occupational Health (see Supervisor’s Checklist). Alternately, supervisors may call Occupational Health at 319.575.5600 to pre-authorize the employee visit.
  • Medical claims should not be filed with the employee's health insurance carrier.

First Fill Prescriptions

  • myMatrixx is the Pharmacy Billing Manager (PBM) for our workers' compensation program administered by Sedgwick
  • If an injured employee is prescribed medication by the occupational health provider, they should follow the instructions on the Occupational Injury Temporary Prescription ID Card.
  • This prescription ID card may be used immediately following an injury while a First Report of Injury (FROI) is being filed and the workers' compensation claim set up with Sedgwick.
  • The temporary first fill information is meant to assist in filling prescriptions related to the work injury during this gap until the injured worker receives their own card specific to their workers' compensation claim.
  • Injured employees should bring the document to a participating retail network pharmacy to have their prescription filled.

For more detailed information regarding Iowa Code for Workers’ Compensation benefits, please visit Iowa Workforce Development.

Know Your Current Elections: Benefits Self-Service

You can view your current enrollments, learn about your options, and make changes to your coverage through Benefits Self-Service.

Injury Prevention & Return to Work

Preventing work place injuries is critical in maintaining a safe working environment. Even in the safest working environments, injuries may still occur.

Safety Stretches are encouraged three times a day to warm-up for work and help prevent injury.

Winter safety tips and resources are available through Office of Risk Management and Environmental Health and Safety.

Sedgwick Web-based Tools

If you have an active worker's compensation claim, Sedgwick ViaOne's® suite of web-based tools allow you to conveniently access and manage your claim.

viaOne® Express

Employees that would like to create a profile and follow their claim online may do so on their computer as well. Register online at https://mysedgwick.com/.