Dec. 17, 2019 – Track Policy is now available on the Georgia State Board of Workers’ Compensation website. The newest feature is an enhancement to the Online Employer’s Workers’ Compensation Coverage Verification tool, which previously only allowed employees to verify whether or not their employer has an existing workers’ compensation insurance policy in the state of Georgia.
Dubbed Track Policy by SBWC, the enhancement enables these same employees to not only verify the coverage exists, but to also receive “email” notifications of transactions for a specific insurance policy. Notifications include cancellations of a workers’ comp insurance policy or subsequent reinstatement of a workers’ comp insurance policy during the policy period.
The feature is a joint effort between the National Council on Compensation Insurance (NCCI) and SBWC and “has been requested by employers who hire and work with subcontractors as many of the larger contractors check the portal daily to verify coverage on their subs” according to SBWC.
In addition to general contractors, businesses and individual employees will all benefit from this enhancement as a method of enforcing workers’ compensation requirements and organization compliance.
SBWC says, “There will be no charge to the user for utilizing the system.”
To access the feature or to sign up to receive these email notifications for a specific policy, navigate to the Online Employer’s Workers’ Compensation Coverage Verification tool:
- Open your web browser, and enter sbwc.georgia.gov to navigate to the SBWC website.
- Scroll to the middle of the screen, and in the Popular Topics column in the right-hand pane, click Verify Workers’ Compensation Coverage.
- On the Online Employer’s Workers’ Compensation Coverage Verification page, scroll to the bottom of the screen, and then select “Click here to conduct an Employer Insurance Coverage Search.“
- On the next screen, Accept the terms to begin your search.
- On the Employer tab, specify the Georgia as the State in which you are conducting your search, and then enter the Employer Name.
- Optionally, you may change the Coverage Date which is automatically populated by the system.
- Click Search.
- Select the employer and policy information returned with your search results, and on the next screen in the right-hand pane at the top, click Track Policy.
- In the popup, enter your email address, and then click Continue.
- The system verifies a test email has been sent.
- Follow the instructions to test the feature, and then click Close.
Once you’ve successfully signed up you will receive an email notification if this polity is cancelled or re-instated during the policy period.
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