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Workers' Compensation

State of Minnesota Workers' Compensation Program

Medical costs and other expenses resulting from work related injuries and illnesses are covered by the State’s Workers’ Compensation Program. Workers' compensation is a no-fault, managed care, insurance program directed by the Minnesota Department of Administration Risk Management Division. For an injury or illness to be covered, the condition must be caused, aggravated or accelerated by work activities or the work environment. You can find out more about the benefits available in the Workers' Compensation publication “If You Are Injured at Work”.

The Environmental Health and Safety and Human Resources offices coordinate the workers’ compensation program at Bemidji State University.

Employees and supervisors also have roles and responsibilities in the management of work injuries and illnesses and for participation in the workers’ compensation program. Anyone responsible for directing student employees or Graduate Assistants or any other employees is considered a supervisor for purposes of these reporting requirements. To learn more about your roles and responsibilities, choose the appropriate link below.

Managed Care

If you are injured or become ill due to your work duties, you must notify your supervisor as soon as possible and receive necessary medical evaluations or treatments according to procedures outlined by CorVel. CorVel is a certified managed care program provider, contracted by the State, that works with DOER to manage medical care and treatments for work related injuries and illnesses. All related medical care must be provided through CorVel. Except for life threatening or other serious medical problems, initial treatment or evaluations of work injuries must be provided by the employer’s designated provider clinic. The designated clinic for Bemidji State University is Sanford Clinic Bemidji. Except for special cases, all subsequent treatment and specialized care must be provided by medical professionals who are members of CorVel's provider network. The network includes medical doctors, chiropractors, podiatrists, osteopaths, hospitals, urgent care and emergency facilities. Select this link, Directories of participating health care providers or contact the BSU Human Resources office, or  CorVel directly at 1-866-399-8541 for information about provider members in the network.