Effective March 16, 2013, the administration of the State Employee Workers' Compensation Program is being transitioned to a third party administrator, TRISTAR Risk Enterprise Management, Inc. TRISTAR is an experienced third party administrator that provides claims administration services to corporate and governmental entities across the United States.
The following phone number should be used effective March 16, 2013, to report all new Workers' Compensation Reports of Injury that may result in a Workers' Compensation claim:
Existing claims will be transitioned to TRISTAR in the coming months. Each employee that has a claim currently pending will receive an individual letter sometime in the next few months with information regarding their new TRISTAR claim contact. If you have any questions regarding this, please contact Tayanna Crowder at firstname.lastname@example.org or 618-650-2106.
Worksite accidents and injuries can occur in spite of everyone's best efforts. Although everyone strives to minimize on-the-job accidents, they can happen. If one occurs, here are some procedures to assure that employees receive prompt medical care and income for lost time due to the injury.
The State of Illinois and TRISTAR TRISTAR Risk Management is responsible for administering the Workers' Compensation program for state employees. TRISTAR monitors and evaluates the care received by the injured employee to assure appropriate treatment and optimal return to work.Who to contact at SIUE At the local level, Tayanna Crowder from Human Resources is the campus Workers' Compensation Coordinator. She is responsible for assisting employees in the proper submission of reports to TRISTAR. Her office is located at Rendleman Hall Room 3210 and her phone number is 618-650-2106.
If the injury is life threatening, please seek prompt medical care and then proceed with the reporting of your injury.
Go to the nearest hospital ER or prompt care facility. Inform the facility that you are treating for a worker's compensation injury and to forward bills to:
TRISTAR Risk Management
Clinton, IA 52733-2803
For all other injuries, please follow the steps below:
Please be aware that your WC claim is still pending until TRISTAR approves the incident as a covered Worker's Compensation event. If TRISTAR does not approve the incident, employees are responsible for their own medical expenses.
Failure to follow these procedures may affect the employee's right to compensation for time lost or reimbursement for expenses incurred.
The following packet must be completed to establish a Workers' Compensation claim:
Workers' Compensation Employee Packet