Utah law requires all workers' compensation insurance carriers writing insurance in Utah to register a designated agent in Utah with the Commission. The designated agent is the person the insurance carrier authorizes to receive all Commission documents. The Adjudication Division of the Commission oversees the designated agent process for the Commission. Once the insurance carrier has decided who will be their designated agent to receive Commission documents, the Notice of Designated Agent form must be filled out and returned to the Adjudication Division by mail, fax or e-mail.
The law was recently changed to allow the Commission to deliver all documents by e-mail. Because of this change, designated agents must provide an e-mail address on the Notice of Designated Agent form. Designated agents will receive all Division of Adjudication documents via e-mail.
Workers’ compensation insurance carriers risk having to pay claims by default if a designated agent is not registered with the Commission or the information is not kept up to date. Carriers are responsible for keeping this information up to date by using the Notice of Designated Agent form to report changes.
Please note, the Commission’s designated agent is not a registered agent for service of process that is required by other laws. The Commission’s designated agent law is solely for receiving documents related to workers’ compensation claims in Utah.