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Paper Cut

Further changes to the Administrative Code were announced on June 21, 2023. Section 55.15(6), pertaining to requirements for Compromise Settlement Agreements in old law claims, contains the following instructions, held over from the Old Law days: “all compromise settlement agreements submitted to the board must be submitted in four parts--the original must be white, the second copy pink, the third copy yellow, and fourth copy white. The forms must either be on NCR [no carbon required] paper or be submitted with carbon left intact.”  

For all future “old law” CSAs (of which there are likely to be few), system participants have finally—finally—been relieved of these onerous multichromatic paper specifications, which have been cut from the rule, allowing for submission of settlement agreements “in the form and manner prescribed by the DWC.”  All further paper-related queries can be directed here:

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