• Unemployment Insurance Rule and Information: Louisiana Workforce Commission

    Louisiana Workforce Commission’s Office of Workers’ Compensation has issued an emergency rule that aims to ensure that injured workers receive the medical attention their injury warrants under the Louisiana Workers’ Compensation Act.

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    (Cont'd) The rule is effective from March 19 until April 13. It includes the following:

    • Workers’ compensation insurers should accept an approved LWC-WC 1010 for longer than thirty (30) days, especially if a treatment facility is closed because of COVID 19.
    •  Workers’ compensation insurers shall allow injured worker’s to obtain refills of their prescriptions even if the prescription was recently filled, for at least a 30 day supply and up to a 90 day supply of medication, consistent with approval from a patient’s health care provider and/or pharmacist, and the patient has an authorized refill order.
    •  If an injured workers requests that mail order prescriptions be mailed to an alternate address the insurer should consider doing so.
    • Time restrictions on prescription medication refills shall be waived.  This is to include suspension of electronic “refill too soon” edits to pharmacies, to enable injured workers or subscribers to refill prescriptions in advance, if there are authorized refills remaining.
    • If a prescription is not for a Schedule II drug, the workers’ compensation insurer shall authorize payment to pharmacies for at least a 30 day supply of a prescription medication when
    1. The refill order expired within 90 days of the date the request to refill the prescription is made;
    2. The medication is essential to the maintenance of life or to the continuation of therapy in a chronic condition;
    3. In the pharmacist’s professional judgment the interruption of therapy might reasonably produce undesirable health consequence or may cause physical or mental discomfort.
    • The dispensing pharmacist shall notify the prescriber of emergency dispensing within a reasonable time after such dispensing.
    • Pharmacists are allowed to refill most medications, one time, with a 30 day supply, even though the pharmacist cannot reach the patient’s physician
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    Louisiana Workforce Commission
    1001 N. 23rd Street
    Baton Rouge, LA 70802
    (225) 342-3111

    How to Submit a Public Records Request to the Louisiana Workforce Commission
    Office of Workforce Development
    Office of Workforce Development 
    1001 North 23rd Street 
    Post Office Box 94094 
    Baton Rouge, LA 70804-9094 
    Fax: (225) 342-7960

    Incumbent Worker Training Program
    Incumbent Worker Training Program 
    1001 North 23rd Street 
    Post Office Box 94094 
    Baton Rouge, LA 70804-9094 
    Telephone: (225) 342-8987 
    Fax: (225) 342-8991
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    Labor Market Information
    Research and Statistics Division, LMI Unit 
    1001 North 23rd Street 
    Post Office Box 94094 
    Baton Rouge, LA 70804-9094 
    Fax: (225) 219-7759 

    Media Relations
    Media Relations 
    P.O. Box 94094 
    Baton Rouge, LA 70804 
    For media inquiries call (225) 342-3035 

    Office of Workers' Compensation
    Medical Services Section 
    P.O. Box 94040 
    Baton Rouge, LA 70804-9040
    Office of Workers' Compensation Administration 
    P.O. Box 94040 
    Baton Rouge, LA 70804-9040 
    Telephone: (225) 342-7555 
    Fax: (225) 342-5665 
    OSHA Consultation 
    P.O. Box 94094 
    Baton Rouge, LA 70804-9094 
    Telephone: (225) 342-8481 or 800-201-2495 
    Fax: (225) 342-5158
    Second Injury Board 
    P.O. Box 44187 
    Baton Rouge, LA 70804-4187 
    Telephone: (225) 342-7866 
    Fax: (225) 219-5968

    Unemployment Insurance

    Phone 1-866-783-5567

    Email: HiRE@lwc.la.gov
    Please include your full name, daytime phone number, email address and last four digits of your Social Security Number in your email in order for LWC to fully handle your request.

    If you need phone assistance with an unemployment claim, please note that a new call-in schedule based on the last four digits of your Social Security Number (SSN) will be implemented beginning in November:

    • If your SSN ends with 0000-2499, your designated call-in day will be Mondays.
    • SSNs ending with 2500-4999 should call on Tuesdays.
    • SSNs ending with 5000-7499 have Wednesdays as the designated call-in day.
    • SSNs ending with 7500-9999 should call on Thursdays.
    • Fridays have been designated as open to anyoneneeding assistance.



    Chief of Tax Operations 
    P.O. Box 94186 
    Baton Rouge, LA 70804-9186 
    Telephone: 1-866-783-5567
    Office of Management & Finance 
    UI Tax Accounting 
    P.O. Box 94100 
    Baton Rouge, LA 70804-9100 
    Telephone: (225) 342-2955 
    Fax: (225) 342-5822
    UI Tax Liability and Adjudication 
    P.O. BOX 94186 
    Baton Rouge, LA 70804-9186 
    Telephone: 1-866-783-5567 
    Fax: (225) 346-6073
    Office of Unemployment Insurance Administration 
    Unemployment Claims Unit 
    P.O. Box 94094, Room 386 
    Baton Rouge, LA 70804-9096
    Unemployment Insurance Administration DUA Unit 
    P.O. Box 94094 
    Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70804-9094
    Employee Leasing Program 
    Tax Liability and Adjudication Unit 
    P.O. Box 94186 
    Baton Rouge, LA 70804-9186 
    Telephone: 1-866-783-5567 
    Fax:(225) 346-6073
    Benefit Charge 
    P.O. Box 94186 
    Baton Rouge, LA 70804-9186 
    Fax: (225) 346-6075
    Delinquent Accounts 
    P.O. Box 44127
    Baton Rouge, LA 70804-4127 
    Telephone: 1-866-783-5567
    Fax: (225) 346-6072

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    click on this link.

    Local Workforce Contacts
    Local Workforce Contacts
            - Workforce Investment Act (WIA)
            - Workforce Investment Board (WIB) Directors
            - Local Area Coordinators (LAC)
            To contact your Local Workforce Representative
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