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Welcome to the
Next 40 Years

IMWCA turned 40 on July 1 and we decided a new look was in order — A new logo and a new website! Throughout our 40th year, you’ll enjoy new content and feature launches designed to make imwca.org an interactive toolbox.

We’re working to keep you working.

We want to get you on the road to recovery as quickly as possible, so we partner with Company Nurse to provide you access to a real person to report your injury. Company Nurse is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, even on holidays. They will offer initial guidance and submit the paperwork on your behalf. They’ll even make the connections to help fill pharmacy orders, should you need it.

What to Expect

  • First, address any urgent medical needs of the injured employee.
  • The next step is to call Company Nurse, IMWCA’s first-report-of-injury provider.
  • An Injury Care Coordinator will take the first report of injury and offer phone-based medical triage with a registered nurse.
  • The nurse will advise self-care or referral to a medical provider. Company Nurse sends an injury report to the employer and IMWCA.
  • Company Nurse offers to send the injured worker a text containing information about their injury report, including a injury ID and medical and pharmacy referral information. While this ID is not your claim number, it helps direct medical bills to IMWCA.

Sample Text from Company Nurse to an injured worker:

INJURY REPORT: I422105, 9-06-19

Urgent Care, 3333 W Main St, Des Moines, IA 50309, (515) 555-5555

Benefits Overview

Your rights as an injured worker under Iowa’s Workers’ Compensation law are defined by the Iowa Workforce Development Workers’ Compensation Division. Every year, the Division creates a new benefits Questions & Answers brochure for injured workers.

Prescription Plan Information

IMWCA partners with Splashlight RX to provide pharmacy benefits to injured workers. The program allows injured workers to quickly and easily obtain needed medication without incurring out-of-pocket costs.

2021-10-21 08:00 – 2021-10-21 17:00
Holiday Inn Des Moines Airport
6111 Fleur Drive | Des Moines, IA 50321
Safety and Risk Improvement
2021-11-09 11:30 – 2021-11-09 12:45
Virtual via Zoom