Division of Workers’ Compensation
2007 Annual Report
CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER
STATE OF FLORIDA
September 14, 2007
Dear Governor Crist, President Pruitt, and Speaker Rubio:
It is my honor and privilege to present the 2007 Division of Workers’ Compensation Annual Report as
required by Chapter 440.59, Florida Statutes.
During the five years the Division has been an integral part of the Department of Financial Services,
significant gains have been made establishing processes to make the Florida Workers’ Compensation
System more self-executing.
This Annual Report focuses on the Division’s accomplishments and technological advancements, which
allow the Division to effectively administer Florida’s Workers’ Compensation Law and provide value and
benefit returns to the stakeholders of the system. The centerpiece of these initiatives is the implementation
of Electronic Data Interchange (EDI). EDI provides an efficient and standardized exchange of electronic
information between the Division and data submitters. Data currently submitted through EDI include proof of
coverage information, medical cost data, and claims data.
In addition to the implementation of EDI, the Division has developed several other applications and
databases that provide real-time information to the system’s stakeholders. These include the Proof
of Coverage Database, Construction Policy Tracking Database, Medical Data System, Centralized
Performance System, and the DWC e-Alert System, with further details provided in the Annual Report.
With each technological improvement, the Division continues to make significant strides toward achieving
the goals set forth in the Department of Financial Services’ mission to safeguard the people of Florida and
the State’s assets through financial accountability, education, advocacy, and enforcement.
Your comments and suggestions regarding the 2007 Annual Report and the Division are always welcome.
Message from the Director