Share to Facebook Share to Twitter Bookmark and Share
File #: 19-0509    Version: 1 Name: TO ALIGN WORKERS’ COMPENSATION PAYMENT PROCESS WITH STATE STATUTE
Type: Resolution Status: Approved
File created: 11/26/2019 In control: FPD Board of Commissioners
On agenda: 12/17/2019 Final action: 12/17/2019
Title: PROPOSED RESOLUTION TO ALIGN WORKERS' COMPENSATION PAYMENT PROCESS WITH STATE STATUTE WHEREAS, the Forest Preserves of Cook County (the "Forest Preserves") administers workers' compensation benefits for Forest Preserves employees pursuant to the Illinois Workers' Compensation Act, 820 ILCS 305/1 et seq. (the "Act"); and WHEREAS, the Finance Subcommittee on Workers' Compensation authorizes workers' compensation settlements and awards as presented by the Forest Preserves' Legal Counsel; and WHEREAS, the Forest Preserves' Legal Department works to ensure that employees with workplace related injuries receive proper workers' compensation benefits/payments as required under the Act; and WHEREAS, recent amendments to the Act require medical providers to bill an employer or its designee directly and requires payment of such bills within thirty (30) days of receipt; and WHEREAS, under the Act the Forest Preserves could face interest charges at the rate of 1% per month for late payme...
Sponsors: TONI PRECKWINKLE (President)

title

PROPOSED RESOLUTION

 

TO ALIGN WORKERS’ COMPENSATION PAYMENT PROCESS WITH STATE STATUTE

 

 

WHEREAS, the Forest Preserves of Cook County (the “Forest Preserves”) administers workers’ compensation benefits for Forest Preserves employees pursuant to the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Act, 820 ILCS 305/1 et seq. (the “Act”); and

 

WHEREAS, the Finance Subcommittee on Workers’ Compensation authorizes workers’ compensation settlements and awards as presented by the Forest Preserves’ Legal Counsel; and

 

WHEREAS, the Forest Preserves’ Legal Department works to ensure that employees with workplace related injuries receive proper workers’ compensation benefits/payments as required under the Act; and

 

WHEREAS, recent amendments to the Act require medical providers to bill an employer or its designee directly and requires payment of such bills within thirty (30) days of receipt; and

 

WHEREAS, under the Act the Forest Preserves could face interest charges at the rate of 1% per month for late payment of medical provider bills; and

 

WHEREAS, on June 6, 2019, the Cook County Board of Commissioners passed a resolution granting the County’s Department of Risk Management authority to resolve and execute all workers’ compensation claim payments, provided, that a monthly report of such approved payments be made available to the Finance Committee of the County Board (County Board Item 19-2123).

 

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, by the Forest Preserves of Cook County Board of Commissioners that the Forest Preserves’ Finance and Legal Departments be granted the authority to resolve and execute all workers’ compensation claim payments. A report of such approved workers’ compensation claim payments shall be made available to the Finance Committee of the Forest Preserves’ Board on a monthly basis beginning no later than March 2020 by the Finance and Legal Departments. end