The Workers’ Compensation Division implemented a new 801 and 827 form–effective January 1, 2021. The new 801/827 forms remove the Social Security Number. The removal comes after the Management-Labor Advisory Committee (MLAC) advised the Department of Consumer and Business Services that the requirement of the Social Security Number caused some workers pause in filing claims. Further, there were certainly security issues with including the Social Security Number on a form that could ultimately became a part of a public hearing record. Carriers/self-insured employers are still required to report the Social Security Number on the 1502 when reporting claims to the WCD.
While the new forms were effective on January 1, 2021, there is a grace period for actual implementation of use of the new forms. Employers/carriers have until February 28, 2021 to use up any old forms in their possession. Effective March 1, 2021 the new 801/827 forms are required to be used.
If you are an insurer or third-party administrator, make sure your clients are aware of the change and are providing the updated 801 form–available here–to injured workers. If you have any questions regarding the implementation of the new forms, please do not hesitate to contact me at or 503-595-6107.