Effective October 1, 2013, an employer that fails to secure
compensation (workers' compensation insurance) for all covered
employees may be subject to a penalty not to exceed $10,000. See
Labor & Employment 9-407
(Labor and Employment 9-407 Failure to Insure). General
questions regarding this law change may be directed to the
Insurance, Compliance and Reporting Division via email
firstname.lastname@example.org or 410-864-5278. Please
be advised that the Commission does not dispense legal advice.
ANNUAL INFORMATION REPORT
2017 Online Annual Information Report IC-1 (link -
available July 2017)
If you have additional questions, please contact
the IC&R Division directly.
Telephone, (410) 864-5293, outside Baltimore Metro area toll free (800) 492-0479
selecting extension 5293 when prompted.
Download and install the Formatta Filler software for Windows/PC to complete
the online form.
NOTE: A total page count of report
attachments in excess of 500 pages will prevent your report from
You may submit the report without large volume attachments and
contact the IC&R Division for information on how to send the
IC&R IC-1 (InsuranceIC1@wcc.state.md.us).
Also note, if a success email is not received your
report or attachments did not process.
Instructions for the
2017 Online Annual Insurance Information Report IC-1 PDF
Recent updates/changes, technical information
& requirements, instructions, software, tips and tools.
INSURANCE INFORMATION REPORT
Worksheet for IC-1 2017 Non-Fillable
This may be used as a worksheet for the online report.
INFORMATION REPORT WCC Form IC-1 2017 Instruction Manual - PDF
Detailed information about the report's legal requirements.
Additional Payroll Offices fillable PDF for attachment.
PDF files created by software included
with certain multifunction scanners cannot
be processed by our system; these will be noted in an email
failure message sent to the email address on the report.
Any attached files available in native MS Office format, such as
Excel or Word may be used in lieu of a scanned PDF file.
You can also use another file format, such as JPG or
GIF (greyscale), as output from your scanner to attach to our WebForms.
If you have resident PC software to create PDF files, such as
full Adobe Acrobat or a PDF printer driver, you may also "reprint" the
scanner output via this software to create a smaller or compliant file.
Reliable freeware options like cutePDF
http://www.cutepdf.com/products/CutePDF/writer.asp or FoxIt Reader
http://www.foxitsoftware.com/Secure_PDF_Reader/ can be used
and the printer configured for optimal file size.
The software installs and behaves like a physical printer to
create the PDF file. You may open your scanner-created PDF in
Adobe Reader, select Print, select the cutePDF printer and save
the output file to your PC. You can then attach the file which
will process in our Online Services.
2017 ONLINE INSURER ANNUAL
Some PDF forms can be completed in Adobe Reader
or you may use the typewriter tool if available in your
installed Adobe Reader version. Forms submitted to WCC must be current and as provided;
altered, incomplete, unauthorized or obsolete forms are returned without processing.
Use of SERFF for WC Form Filings
All NAIC applications including SERFF will be limiting
all web traffic to the TLS v1.2 (or higher) encryption
protocol effective March 18, 2017. Please verify with your
IT department that your primary browser is compatible with
TLS v1.2 or higher encryption prior to the cut-off date. If
browsers are not compatible after the cut-off date, users
will not be able to access SERFF.
All users can
verify compatibility with this upgrade by running a quick
system check by visiting
If the browser in not compatible, please forward
to your IT department to ensure compatibility prior to March
If you have questions regarding this
communication, please contact us at
or (816) 783-8990.
Effective September 1, 2013 - To facilitate the prompt
filing and review of workers' compensation form filings, and
to reduce the significant quantities of paper currently used
in the review process, the Maryland Workers' Compensation
Commission utilizes the System for Electronic Rate and Form
Filings (SERFF), developed by the National Association of
At present, the Commission will continue to accept
paper filings but insurers and authorized filers are
encouraged to transition to the use of SERFF as soon as
Workers' compensation form filings must be made with the
Maryland Workers' Compensation Commission. The Commission
does not charge a filing fee for workers' compensation
Workers' compensation rate and rule filings must
be made with the Maryland Insurance Administration, which
also utilizes the SERFF platform.
Filers not yet using SERFF may enroll by contacting SERFF
at 1-816-783-8787 or by e-mail at email@example.com.
Insurers and other filers needing additional information
about SERFF may visit
www.serff.com. Filers are encouraged to take formal
training so they can fully utilize the SERFF system. Contact
information regarding training can be found at the SERFF
website at www.serff.com/training.
Insurers using authorized filers to make filings on their
behalf should immediately notify those entities so that they
can arrange to be SERFF compliant.
Questions may be submitted in writing to the attention of
State Workers' Compensation Commission, 10 East Baltimore
Street, Baltimore, Maryland, 21202 Attention -Steven Jones,
Director, Insurance, Compliance and Reporting Division, via
firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling Mr. Jones at
RELATED LAWS & REGULATIONS
Access the complete Unannotated Code of Maryland and Rules via
Lexis Nexis online to view the
laws cited below. Workers' Compensation Commission COMAR
(regulations) can also be found online-
Link to COMAR Online, MD Secretary of State
Certificate of Compliance: Code of Maryland, Labor &
Employment Article 9-105
Covered Employee: Code of Maryland, Labor & Employment
Site of Employment: Code of Maryland, Labor & Employment Article 9-203
Corporate or Limited Liability Company Officer: Code of Maryland, Labor & Employment Article 9-206
Sole Proprietor: Code of Maryland, Labor & Employment Article 9-227
Governmental Self-insurance Group: Code of Maryland, Labor & Employment Article 9-404
Self-insurance by Individual Employer: Code of Maryland, Labor & Employment Article 9-405:
Governmental Group Self-Insurance: COMAR 14.09.14.01 through 14.09.14.11
Individual Employer Self-Insurer: COMAR 14.09.13.01 through 14.09.13.12
OTHER RELATED MATERIALS AND
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Compliance Audit Procedures Guide (Attachment H) -
a reference material for self-insured employers and vendors
that provide audit services to the Commission. The guide
contains explanations regarding the completion of the IC-1
report as well as sample audit reports.
The MD WCC Employer's Posting Notice (form C-24) -
(Version 11/2007) English/Spanish PDF for printing via Adobe Reader (325 KB).
The MD WCC Employers' Posting Notice is 8.5" X 14" and MUST be printed on 8.5" X 14" (legal size) goldenrod or yellow paper. Default resolution for this printing is 600 dpi (dots per inch). The statutory requirement is "as provided by the MD WCC", hence reduced size or otherwise altered reproductions from the original/default specifications will not constitute statutory compliance. The Notice is to be posted in a conspicuous location at each worksite and must include the complete employer/insurer information in the lower left corner where indicated.
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