State Workers' Insurance Fund (SWIF)
SWIF's New Prescription Drug Program
The State Workers' Insurance Fund (SWIF) is pleased to announce a change in our prescription drug program. Through our new service partnership with KeyScripts, LLC - a Pennsylvania-based workers’ compensation pharmacy benefit manager - we are making it easier than ever for injured workers to obtain prescription drugs for treatment of their work-related injuries.
KeyScripts offers a national network of nearly 60,000 pharmacies, including many of the leading retail chains. Injured workers whose claims have been accepted will receive a KeyScripts Prescription Benefit Card, which may be used to purchase prescriptions for accepted work injuries. The KeyScripts card allows the injured worker to promptly receive prescription refills with no out-of-pocket expense. KeyScripts also offers convenient home delivery service for long-term prescriptions. The KeyScripts Network also offers durable medical equipment, physical medicine, diagnostic testing and translation services.
Call KeyScripts at 1-866-446-2848 with questions, or to locate the KeyScripts Network pharmacy nearest you.
SWIF's New Preferred Provider Organization (PPO)
Today, more than ever, businesses must find ways to reduce operating expenses. In response, SWIF has developed programs to help employers manage the cost of their workers' compensation injuries. SWIF is pleased to announce our partnership with Hoover Rehabilitation Services, Inc., through which SWIF is able to offer access to a comprehensive Preferred Provider Organization. By utilizing medical providers who are part of the PPO on your Health Care Provider List (provider panel), employers will improve their ability to control the costs associated with workplace injuries.Â All SWIF policyholders will soon receive information on these programs. To establish your panel now, call Hoover at 1-800-692-7294, or email firstname.lastname@example.org
SWIF Significantly Increases 21-Day Compliance
Compliance with the Pennsylvania Workers' Compensation Act is a priority for the State Workers' Insurance Fund (SWIF), as evidenced by a dramatic increase in its compliance rate for accepting or denying claims.
State Workers' Insurance Fund Medical Bill Status Inquiry for Attorneys
Attorneys and all other parties may make inquiries by phone at 570-963-4635. Select option 2 for a SWIF representative. For faster service, please have your claim number and date of injury available.
Construction Workplace Misclassification Act
On Feb. 10, 2011, the Construction Workplace Misclassification Act (Act 72) took effect. Misclassification of employees as independent contractors is illegal for all commercial and residential construction in Pennsylvania. The Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry enforces Act 72.
SWIF was established by law to provide a quality workers' compensation
program for Pennsylvania businesses that choose the Fund to meet
their required obligation under the Workers' Compensation Act, and to contribute
to a progressive, stable workers' compensation market in Pennsylvania.
State Workers' Insurance Fund
100 Lackawanna Avenue
P.O. Box 5100
Scranton, PA 18505-5100
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