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Workers' Compensation

Workers’ Compensation provides benefits to University employees who sustain job-related injuries or contract occupational diseases or conditions while carrying out the duties and responsibilities of their employment.  This includes student employees and “work experience students” doing internships at ISU or for third party employers or in an unpaid setting.   Benefits are in the form of compensation for 100% of medical expenses and partial compensation for work time lost because of the injury or illness.

It is the policy of Idaho State University, working with the State Insurance Fund, to handle all claims for compensation in a timely and equitable manner.  University employees suffering from a job-related injury or occupational disease will be referred to the University’s Preferred Providers: Health West (formerly Pocatello Family Medicine) and Idaho State University Health Center. 

Responsibilities and Procedures:

  1. The Department of Risk Management is responsible for processing and monitoring Workers’ Compensation claims.
  2. The injured employee shall immediately provide notice to his/her supervisor. A “Supervisor's Accident Report” shall be completed and forwarded to Risk Management.  With reference to an occupational disease or condition, notice shall be provided immediately after the supervisor is first informed of the nature and work-related cause of the illness or condition.
  3. If the injury is non-life-threatening, but requires medical attention, the employee shall be referred to either Preferred Provider for treatment. Health West and University Health Center are the primary contacts for Pocatello campus University employees. No appointment is necessary, but if time allows, appointments are welcome in case the Center is busy.  If after hours, the employee may seek treatment at an Immediate Care or Emergency Center of their choice.   Employees of ISU Meridian and Idaho Falls may seek treatment at a facility of their choice since there are no Preferred Providers designated on these campuses. 
  4. Risk Management shall be notified by the injured employee as soon as possible to initiate the claims process.   
  • Health West:  465 Memorial Drive – 208-234-4700
  • Clinic Hours: 8:45 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
  • Idaho State University Health Center:  990 Cesar Chavez Ave. - 208-282-2330
  • Clinic Hours:  8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. M-W-F, 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. T, TH 

Return to Work:

Idaho State University’s “Return-to-Work Program” went into effect January 1, 2004.  ISU is committed to ensuring its employees are returned back to work safely and in a timely manner through their injury and treatment process.

Questions may be referred to the Department of Risk Management, 208-282-5741, Administration Building, 3rd Floor, Suite 321.