The South Carolina Workers’ Compensation Commission’s new portal, KERMIT (Key Element Reporting Management & Instant Tracking), being implemented to provide easier access and better service for claimants, carriers, attorneys, self-insureds, and trading partners, is now scheduled to go live on December 4, 2019. KERMIT allows all parties involved in workers’ compensation claims to submit claims, complete required reports and forms, and pay any applicable fees and fines electronically. The previous portal, eCase, will no longer be used and all users will have to re-register for an account with KERMIT.
With KERMIT, users will be able to self-manage and keep up-to-date contact information, view claim information and relevant actions by role, view a historical timeline for associated cases, view documents for associated cases, file all SCWCC forms, file pleadings, pay fees associated with forms/pleadings, serve and sign submissions electronically, pay fines, withdraw submissions if sent in error, and view an audit trail of all activity for associated cases.
Much like the federal court system, KERMIT will allow for users to send and receive electronically communication that requires service. When filling out a submission via KERMIT, users will be able to see what users are accepting electronic service and choose to electronically serve those parties directly through KERMIT.
All users will be automatically signed up for email-based communications. The main uses of the notifications function will be to send changes in case activity and reminders of due dates to minimize fines.
All fees and fines paid through KERMIT will be supported through the SC.gov payment system. SC.gov accepts credit/debit card transactions, electronic checks, and ACH debit payments.
The SCWCC has limited spots available for the following KERMIT training:
- November 7, 2019 – Charleston
- November 19, 2019 – Columbia
- November 21, 2019 – Greenville
Registration will close at 12 noon on Wednesday, October 30, 2019 or if/when a location hits full capacity prior to the deadline. If you have any questions, please contact Amy Proveaux at firstname.lastname@example.org.