Most safety professionals know that a successful safety program must include an effective workers' compensation program component. When accidents do happen, and hopefully that will be an infrequent occurrence, it is critical that the workers' compensation process is managed in the most efficient, appropriate, and cost-effective manner.
As with any process that is based on close working relationships between multiple parties to be successful, a company's workers' compensation program relies not only on internal departments and staff, but on outside parties, especially the workers' compensation insurance carrier, to assure success.
Yet, many companies do not appreciate the importance of this critical team member and have not fostered a close working relationship or established the criteria and expectations for performance that is necessary for the workers' compensation program to operate at the highest degree of effectiveness.
Setting the ground rules with your carrier for a successful process often gets overlooked. To effectively manage your workers' compensation program, you need to understand the carrier's internal controls and the types of account protocols unique to the employer's workforce, worksite, and employees.
Our presenter is a seasoned workers' compensation and safety lawyer who has helped many companies address the role and relationship of the workers' compensation carrier in a successful program.
You and your colleagues will learn:
- Performance expectations you should consider for your WC carrier
- Tips on how to measure a workers' compensation carrier's performance and useful ways to provide feedback
- How an effective employer/workers' compensation partnership should work, using case studies and real-life examples
- What an ineffective and poorly performing partnership looks like
- Ways to ensure that each case is being managed for the best possible outcome
- Why periodic case-management conference calls are critical for managing difficult cases
- Successful ways for dealing with an unresponsive workers' compensation carrier
- Why and when to expect "investigations" on some cases
- The role the workers' compensation carrier plays in dealing with medical providers and what to expect, including medical information
- The workers' compensation carrier's role in assisting you with your return-to-work program
- How your organization's team-from safety, HR, and legal to production-can help support the carrier to increase overall effectiveness
- How to identify and evaluate outside resources to help you in strengthening your relationship with your workers' compensation carrier
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About your presenter:
Terry Mathis is the founder and CEO of ProAct Safety, an international safety and performance excellence firm. He is known for his dynamic presentations in the fields of behavioral and cultural safety, leadership, and operational performance, and is a regular speaker at ASSE, NSC, and numerous company and industry conferences. He has been a frequent contributor to industry magazines for more than 15 years and is the coauthor of STEPS to Safety Culture Excellence (WILEY, 2013).
Mr. Mathis is a veteran of over 1600 safety, culture and performance improvement projects in 39 countries and 21 languages, and has personally assisted organizations such as Georgia-Pacific, Herman Miller, AstraZeneca, Wrigley, ALCOA, Merck, Rockwell Automation, AMCOL International, Ingersoll-Rand and many others to achieve excellence.
EHS Today has listed Mr. Mathis three consecutive times as one of "The 50 People Who Most Influenced EHS" from 2010 to 2013. SlipNOT's safety blog claims he "sets a new standard for safety success in the corporate world." Attendees at public safety conferences say he is "one of the best presenters in [the] past 3 years" and had "one of the best practical, grounded safety culture presentations. . . ever seen." He has presented more than 40 webinars and podcasts, published more than 45 articles, and spoken at hundreds of private and public events.
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