California SB 1159 COVID-19 Claims Reporting Procedure   

January 25, 2021: Brotherhood Mutual has established a new COVID-19 claims reporting procedure that California workers’ compensation policyholders are encouraged to use to comply with reporting requirements set forth by SB 1159. 

California’s governor signed SB 1159 into law on September 17, 2020. The law:

  1. Requires employers to report key information about any of its employees testing positive for COVID-19.

  2. Adds the 2019 novel coronavirus as a compensable workers’ compensation injury under specific circumstances until January 1, 2023.

To fulfill the new reporting requirement, the company created California SB 1159 COVID-19 Reporting Form (M566 1/21) for our customers to use. You can download this form by clicking this link: California SB 1159 COVID-19 Reporting Form

In addition to the new form, ministries with a workers’ compensation claim for an employee asserting a work-related COVID-19 exposure should file the claim in the usual manner.

Please take a moment to review the reporting requirements and form. 

If you have questions about the state’s new reporting requirements, please contact your Brotherhood Mutual agent or call Customer Service at 800-380-5474.