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Bureau Announcements

Now Accepting Nominations

Recognize someone whose work has impacted Tennessee's workers' compensation system. Nominations are now open for the inaugural Sue Ann Head Awards for Excellence in Workers' Compensation.

2019 Adjuster Certification Training Dates Announced

Information about the dates and locales for the 2019 Adjuster Certification classes can be found here.

Case Manager Assistants Deadline

Any “Case Manager Assistant” who registered with the Tennessee Bureau of Workers’ Compensation before January 1, 2017 is required to register as a “Case Manager”, as defined by the Bureau’s Case Management Rules, by December 31, 2018 in order to continue to provide case management services to employees in a workers’ compensation claim. Learn more about the Renewal Requirements.

Bureau to conduct a Public Rule-making Hearing for the Uninsured Employer Fund Benefits on October 16th

The hearing will be conducted at 10 a.m. in the TOSHA Hearing Room of the Bureau's main office located at 220 French Landing, Nashville. The proposed rules may be viewed here.

Bureau to conduct a Public Rule-making Hearing for Court of Workers' Compensation Claims and Alternative Dispute Resolution Rules on October 20th

The hearing will be conducted at 10 a.m. in the Tennessee Room of the Bureau's main office located at 220 French Landing Drive, Nashville. The proposed rules may be viewed here.

Oral Arguments in Knoxville

The Workers' Compensation Appeals Board will be listening to three arguments in the Universtiy of Tennessee College of Law Courtroom on November 27, 2018. Learn more.

Workers' Compensation Scam Targets Tennessee Woman

The Tennessee Bureau of Workers' Compensation (BWC) is warning Tennesseans of a scam in which victims are contacted via Facebook messenger and then asked to wire funds in order to receive money from a federal workers' compensation program. Click here for more information.

2018 Legislative Update

This is a general overview of workers’ compensation legislation passed by the 2018 session of the 110th General Assembly. For a complete, detailed review of this information and all workers’ compensation bills introduced in this legislative session, please go to

New Claims Handling Standards will go into effect August 2, 2018

Revisions to the Claims Handling Standards include requirements for adjusting entities to designate a liaison to the Bureau to serve as a primary point of contact, clarification on the steps to file claims if the SSN is missing or unknown, deletion of the requirement to have a claims office in the state, and new requirements for making contact with the injured employee.

e-Billing Rules to become effective July 1, 2018

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Designation of Insurance Rate Service Organization

The Insurance Rate Service Organization designated for Bureau purposes that include the filing of insurance policy provisions and coverages and the determination of job classifications for applicable Bureau Rules is the National Council on Compensation Insurance (NCCI)

Historical Maximum and Minimum Comp Rate Table