In Utah, employers are required to provide workers' compensation coverage to its employees. Workers' compensation coverage pays for the medical costs and a portion of the lost wages of an employee injured while working on behalf of their employer.
In Utah, certain individuals are allowed to waive their rights to workers' compensation coverage by obtaining a Workers' Compensation Coverage Waiver (WCCW). The following entity categories may be eligible for the waiver:
An independent contractor is defined as:
A person engaged in the performance of any work for another whom, while so engaged, is:
Eligible parties may apply for a WCCW by completing an application form, providing the required documentation as outlined below, and paying a nonrefundable $50 processing fee.
A copy of two or more of the following:
A copy of A, B, C, or D in Option 1 and a copy of two or more of the following:
You may pay the $50 non-refundable waiver processing fee online after the online application has been filled out.
Be sure to enter your waiver application number and your business name EXACTLY as it was entered on the application.
You may also pay with credit/debit card, cash (in our office only), check, money order, or cashier’s check.
The status of the waiver may be verified online.
Be sure to enter your waiver number and the business name EXACTLY as it was entered on the issued waiver document.
You may contact Brad Thurman by phone (801) 530-6268, fax (801) 526-9628, or email WCCW@Utah.gov. The Utah Labor Commission address is: 160 East 300 South, 3rd Floor, Salt Lake City, UT 84111.
Pursuant to Utah Code Annotated §63G-4-203, adjudicative proceedings will be conducted informally. You have the right to file an appeal of the decision, or request a hearing with an administrative law judge to review the denial or revocation, in writing within 30 days from the date of the Notice. Included in the appeal, please reference the waiver number above, state the reason(s) why the waiver should not have been denied/revoked, and provide the appropriate documentation to support the reason(s). Please mail, fax, or hand-deliver the appeal or hearing request and any related documents to the Utah Labor Commission, Industrial Accidents Division, with attention to the Presiding Officer.