Workers Comp Android Apps – Giving It One Last Try
Three years ago, a gentleman contacted me by phone. He was very patient in explaining Workers Comp Android Apps were going to fade away as most smartphones can handle accessing the website directly. An App was likely not going to assist in providing useful information.
I decided to reprise the annual review in 2019. With the COVID-19 crisis, I thought, for some strange reason, a few apps may have been created and published on the Google Playstore. I was partially correct.
The Apple iTunes Store has never really had any workers comp apps. I used to write an article on just the iTunes store that was short and deficient in any app analysis.
Workers Comp Android Apps Found in 2020 Playstore
I used the term Workers Compensation and Workers Compensation insurance as search terms. The same list appeared with both search terms. I installed each one and sampled each one – most required a Username and Password.
You can see the search results here.
- Lynx Workers’ Compensation Insurance Quotes – a nationwide application process to secure workers’ compensation insurance by inputting basic info, need to know your current class codes to receive a quote.
- New York State Insurance Fund (NYSIF) – Where Is My Check? – this would be the one that I had thought all insurance carriers would provide as an app- saving the ubiquitous injured employee phone call. Countless hours are spent still today looking up weekly TTD or TPD checks that have not yet arrived. The Postal Service has experienced many delays since and due to the Coronavirus. With adjusters working remotely, many carriers and TPAs should supply this app at a minimum.
- Sullivan on Workers Comp – Subscription Service for California – The standard for great California Workers Comp Law Info and Analysis – likely worth the monthly subscription price
- New York Workers Comp Board (NYSWCB) – Online Hearings – another great app – virtual Workers Comp hearings right on the smartphone.
- New York Workers Comp Insurance Fund (NYSIF)– Contact the Underwriter – this app provided the Underwriter information. I could not tell if you could contact the underwriter on the app.
Yes, smartphones can log directly into websites without using an app. However, with just one click of a Google Android app, I can access solid information directly from the provider’s website.
One can see that the NYSIF provided two well thought out apps – kudos to them.
Even though the apps may not be used that often, the Workers Comp Android apps would function as great advertising to at least be available on the store – even though the apps may already be provided on the websites.
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