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Workers' Compensation Insurance

The ​Kentucky Workers Compensation Program (excludes Transportation Cabinet employees) provides medical and disability benefits to employees who may experience a work-related injury or illness. A managed care program is used to provide covered medical benefits.

As directed by Governor Beshear, effective March 27, 2020, our office has 75 percent of our staff telecommuting. We are still able to process First Report of Injuries (IA-1) and respond to your inquiries. We encourage our covered employers to submit a First Report of Injury (below) via electronic submission. Please do not forget to print the IA-1prior to submitting. You will need to maintain a copy for your records.

If you do not reach us by phone, please do not hesitate to email us your questions:

Alan Hurst at AlanB.Hurst@ky.gov

Matthew Hutherson at MatthewT.Hutcherson@ky.gov

Melissa Clay at Melissa.Clay@ky.gov

Valerie McGrapth at Valerie.McGrapth@ky.gov

Jeff Hockensmith at Jeff.Hockensmith@ky.gov

Complete the First Report of Injury

 Click here.

Select an approved managed care physician.

 Click here.


What if I am injured at work?

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What if one of my employees is injured?

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Helpful links

View the Administrative Reg (101 KAR 2:140) that covers Workers' Compensation.

View the Administrative Reg ( 803 KAR 2:180) that covers OSHA Reporting of Amputations, Fatalities and Hospitalizations.

View Amendments (Personnel Memo 12-34)  to the Workers' Comp Fund and Program.



If approved by a physician, your agency may be able to provide a temporary modified work plan to make the transition back to work easier. If you have an employee that has been injured on the job, complete the Lost Time and Return-to-Work Form.    Read more about the Return-to-Work Program.


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