REMINDER – COVID-19 POSITIVE CASE REPORTING PROCESS

 

This is just to remind you that all Covid-19 positive cases must be reported to the Compensation Commissioner.

Please see the following documents attached.

  1. Government Notice signed by Vuyo Mafata, Compensation Commissioner on 20 March 2020 (download)
  2. Covid-19 Exposure and Medical Questionnaire (To be completed by employer) (download)
  3. W.CI.1(E) – Employer’s Report of an Occupational Disease. (download)

Here is an extract out of the Government Notice – Department of Employment and Labour – Circular no. CF/03/2020 number 6 to explain the process of reporting Covid-19 positive cases:

 

Reporting

1.1       The following documentation should be submitted to the Compensation Commissioner or the employer individually liable or the mutual association concerned:

a) Employer’s Report of an Occupational Disease (W.CL.1)

b) Notice of an Occupational Disease and Claim for Compensation (W.CL.14)

c) Exposure and Medical Questionnaire

d) First Medical Report in respect of an Occupational Disease (W.CL.22) indicating U07.1 as the ICD-10 code for Covid-19

e) Exposure History (W.CL.110) and/or any other appropriate employment history which may include any information that may be helpful to the Compensation Commissioner.

f) A medical report on the employee’s symptoms that details the history, establishes a diagnosis of COVID-19 and laboratory results and chest radiographs where appropriate or any other information relevant to the claim.

g) For each consultation, a Progress Medical Report (W.CL.26).

h) Final Medical Report in respect of an Occupational Disease (W.CL.26) when the employee’s condition has reached Maximum Medical Improvement (MMI).

i) An affidavit by the employee if employer cannot be traced or will not timeously supply a W.CL.1, where applicable.

 

1.2       Online claims for Covid-19 must be made through the following channels, indicating the correct ICD-10 code – U07.1:

 Compensation Fund:  CompEasy (www.labour.gov.za)

Rand Mutual Assurance:  CompCare (www.randmutual.co.za)

Federated Employers Mutual:  IMS (https://roe.fem.co.za)

 

1.3       Submission of manual claims for COVID-19 must be sent to these email addresses:

Compensation Fund:  covid19claims@labour.gov.za

or phone 0860 105 350

Rand Mutual Assurance:  contactcentre@randmutual.co.za

or phone 086 022 2132

Federated Employers Mutual:  FEM-Registry@fema.co.za

or phone 011 359 4300.

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