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Certificate of Self Insurance

Workers' Compensation Commission Form 27-62 used by the Workers' Compensation Commission Chairman authorizing an employer to self-insure its workers' compensation insurance coverage liability.

Certificate of Self Insurance Application

Workers' Compensation Commission Form WC18-76 used by an employer to apply for a Certificate of Self Insurance from the Commission.

Chairman

Workers' Compensation Commissioner appointed by the Governor to head the Workers' Compensation Commission and administer the state workers' compensation system according to the provisions of the Workers' Compensation Act.

Chapter 568

The Workers' Compensation Act, comprised of Sections 31-275 through 31-355a of the Connecticut General Statutes. This chapter establishes the Connecticut workers' compensation system of wage replacement benefits for and medical treatment of compensable work-related injuries and occupational diseases, as well as the State agency, the Workers' Compensation Commission, which administers the Connecticut workers' compensation system.

Claimant

Any person who makes a claim for workers' compensation benefits for an alleged work-related injury or occupational disease. Claimants are either employees claiming a compensable work- related injury or occupational disease or surviving dependents of an employee killed by a compensable work-related injury or occupational disease.

COLA

Annual cost-of-living adjustment in a claimant's basic compensation rate. This applies ONLY to Temporary Total Disability and Dependent Survivors' benefits, and is paid every October 1 to claimants who have been declared Permanently Totally Disabled and injured workers who have been Temporarily Totally disabled for five or more years.

Commission

Workers' Compensation Commission, the State agency established by the Workers' Compensation Act to administer the Connecticut workers' compensation system.

Commissioner

Workers' Compensation Commissioner, an administrative official authorized by the Workers' Compensation Act to have jurisdiction in whatever matter referred to in a given section of the Act.

Commutation

Payment of workers' compensation benefits in a monthly, quarterly, or single lump sum payment, rather than in weekly or biweekly payments.

Commutation and What It Means

Workers' Compensation Commission form signed by a claimant to signify understanding of and agreement to payment of workers' compensation benefits by commutation.

Compensation

Workers' compensation benefits or other payments mandated by the Workers' Compensation Act including, but not limited to, indemnity; medical and surgical aid or hospital and nursing service under Section 31-294d of the Act; and any type of payment for disability, whether for total or partial disability of a permanent or temporary nature, death benefit, funeral expense, payments made under Sections 31-284b, 31-293a, or 31-310 of the Act, or any adjustment in benefits or payments required by the Act.

Compensation Rate

Weekly workers' compensation benefit rate of an employee with a compensable work-related injury or occupational disease.

Compensation Review Board

Workers' Compensation Commission board comprised of two Workers' Compensation Commissioners and the Workers' Compensation Commission Chairman to hear appeals of decisions from lower level Informal and Formal Hearings.

Concurrent Employment

Simultaneous employment by more than one employer. When an employee with a compensable work-related injury or occupational disease is concurrently employed, the basic compensation rate is based upon the average weekly wages from ALL jobs the employee is unable to work as a result of the injury or disease.

Continuance

Adjournment or postponement of a hearing or other proceeding to a subsequent day or time.

Cost-of-Living Adjustment

Annual cost-of-living adjustment in a claimant's basic compensation rate. This applies ONLY to Temporary Total Disability and Dependent Survivors' benefits, and is paid every October 1 to claimants who have been declared Permanently Totally Disabled and injured workers who have been Temporarily Totally disabled for five or more years.

CRB

The Workers' Compensation Commission's Compensation Review Board comprised of two Workers' Compensation Commissioners and the Workers' Compensation Commission Chairman to hear appeals of decisions from lower level Informal and Formal Hearings.

CRD

The Workers' Compensation Commission's Compensation Review Division, now the Compensation Review Board (CRB).


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