C.R.S. Section 8-42-113.5
Recovery of overpayments

  • notice required


If a claimant has received an award for the payment of disability benefits or a death benefit under articles 40 to 47 of this title and also receives any payment, award, or entitlement to benefits under the federal old-age, survivors, and disability insurance act, an employer-paid retirement benefit plan, or any other plan, program, or source for which the original disability benefits or death benefit is required to be reduced pursuant to said articles, but which were not reflected in the calculation of such disability benefits or death benefit:


Within twenty calendar days after learning of such payment, award, or entitlement, the claimant, or the legal representative of a claimant who is a minor, shall give written notice of the payment, award, or entitlement to the employer or, if the employer is insured, to the employer’s insurer. If the claimant or legal representative gives such notice, any overpayment that resulted from the failure to make the appropriate reduction in the original calculation of such disability benefits or death benefit shall be recovered by the employer or insurer in installments at the same rate as, or a lower rate than, the rate at which the overpayments were made. Such recovery shall reduce the disability benefits or death benefit payable after all other applicable reductions have been made.


If the claimant or legal representative of a claimant who is a minor was receiving benefits in excess of the amounts that should have been paid under articles 40 to 47 of this title and failed to give the notice required by paragraph (a) of this subsection (1), the employer or insurer is authorized to cease all disability or death benefit payments immediately until the overpayments have been recovered in full.


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After the filing of a final admission of liability, except in cases of fraud, any attempt to recover an overpayment shall be asserted within one year after the time the requester knew of the existence of the overpayment.


Subparagraph (I) of this paragraph (b.5), as enacted by Senate Bill 09-168, enacted in 2009, is declared to be procedural and was intended to and shall apply to all workers’ compensation claims, regardless of the date the claim was filed.


If for any reason recovery of overpayments as contemplated in paragraph (a) or (b) of this subsection (1) is not practicable, the employer or insurer is authorized to seek an order for repayment.


When an overpayment is repaid to the insurer, the insurer shall credit the losses on the claim and report the corrected losses to the insurance rating organization on the next scheduled report for purposes of the employer’s experience modification.

Source: Section 8-42-113.5 — Recovery of overpayments - notice required, https://leg.­colorado.­gov/sites/default/files/images/olls/crs2023-title-08.­pdf (accessed Oct. 20, 2023).

Employer must furnish medical aid - approval of plan - fee schedule - contracting for treatment - no recovery from employee - medical treatment guidelines - accreditation of physicians and other medical providers - mental health provider qualifications - mileage reimbursement - rules - definition - repeal
Basis of compensation - “wages” defined - average weekly wage - “at the time of injury” clarified
Disability indemnity payable as wages - period of disability
Effect of previous injury or compensation
Temporary total disability - hearings
Temporary partial disability
Permanent partial disability benefits - schedule - medical impairment benefits - how determined
Selection of independent medical examiner - procedure - time - allocation of costs - disclosures regarding physician relationships with insurers, self-insured employers, or claimants - rules - applicability
Limits on temporary disability payments and permanent partial disability payments
Premium dividend for employing injured employees
Disfigurement - additional compensation
Added compensation for additional injuries
Award for permanent total disability
Acts of employees reducing compensation
Limitation on payments - use of controlled substances
Limitations on payments to prisoners - incentives to sheriffs and department of corrections
Recovery of overpayments - notice required
Death benefits
Death from injury - benefits
When death not proximate result - benefits
Benefits to partial dependents
Applicability of repeal of death benefits to nonresident dependents
Partial dependents - compensation
Termination of right to benefits
Director to determine and apportion benefits
Minor dependents - safeguarding payments
Funeral and burial expenses
Assignability and exemption of claims - payment to employers - when
Data gathering on workers’ compensation system
Monetary benefits and penalties - timely payment - determination of date deemed paid
Green check means up to date. Up to date

Current through Fall 2024

§ 8-42-113.5’s source at colorado​.gov