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The Commonwealth of Massachusetts Department of Industrial Accidents (DIA) is changing the process for submitting the Form 101 Employers First Report of Injury, which is required if an employee is injured and will lose 5 or more business days of work.  Beginning January 1, 2014, the DIA will no longer accept paper copies of Form 101 Employers First Report of Injury (FRI) and will require electronic submission of ALL First Reports of Injury.  You can either submit the forms electronically by:

  1. secure file transfer for completed PDF forms (Form 101s filled out and transmitted individually) or,
  2. by filing the FRI forms individually via the DIA website using an authorized online account.

In order to file forms via the internet using an online account, you will need to obtain a valid user account from the DIA.  The accounts are provided free of charge.  Instructions on use of the account and all features will be provided upon obtaining an account. You can sign up for an onlline account on the DIA website. With the deadline quickly approaching, the DIA is experiencing an increased volume of requests.  We highly recommend that you apply for a DIA Online Account as soon as possible in case you should need to file a report soon after January 1.

No Change to Procedure of Notifying Murphy Insurance or Your Insurance Company of a Workers Compensation Claim.

This DIA procedural change DOES NOT MODIFY the process that our custmoers have previously followed to notify their insurance company or us of a workers compensation claim situation. You would continue to submit the Form 101 as you have always done.  The only change is the additional step of you electronically sending the form to DIA.

If you have any questions, please let us know.  We are glad to assist you.

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