Rate Increase for Travel Reimbursement

A state policy update affects workers’ comp calculation.
Tuesday, December 28, 2021 | 04:00pm
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The Tennessee workers’ comp mileage reimbursement rate mirrors the Comprehensive Travel Regulations Policy for state employees. A recent revision to the policy adopts the IRS business standard mileage rate as the reimbursement rate of the State. 

This change affects workers’ compensation benefits for injured workers who travel more than 15 miles one way from their residence or workplace to an authorized medical provider or facility. Injured workers are entitled to request reimbursement for their travel expenses. Effective January 2, 2022, that rate increased from $0.47 per mile to $0.585 per mile

The mileage reimbursement rates have changed over time. View the rates dating back to 1993.