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Getting Started

Agents often want to use our book to guide their clients but are not sure how to start. Here is a great starting point.

Start by walking them through the book starting with Chapter 7 - Post Injury Response. Bring a blank piece of paper and write on the top, Post Injury Response Worksheet. Then, help them identify every step that occurs when an injury occurs. There is a sample in Chapter 7 which you'll read prior to the visit.


Ahead of time, also read through Chapter 2 - Fundamentals of Cost Containment and show them the "Who is in Charge?" disability form and work through their "real" cost of comp with the calculator mentioned in that chapter.  


Learn more about getting started in our 2012 Workers Compensation Management Guidebook as a resource to implement and design a workers compensation management program. 



Watch out! Many adjusters will use surveillance on the cases to get an actual glimpse of what the claimant is up to on a day-to-day basis. Sometimes this can be helpful to the defense of the claim and other times it is not for the actions on a case. What key evidence is needed?

Employers and adjusters often inadvertently drive up the cost of workers comp by not controlling the cost of litigated WC claims that go before the judicial arm of the state's WC system. While not being able to avoid all litigation in WC, we recommend the use of the following methods to help.  Read on.  

Injuries are always very similar in nature. Even when dealing with different people with different personalities, the objective medical evidence will come down to either being occupational in nature, or more related to someone's ongoing degenerative conditions. 

Communication is essential to proper handling of workers comp claims. Workers comp's complicated communication network operates with numerous time deadlines. Regulars in the field, especially attorneys and doctors, quickly learn to spot the pitfalls. From Attorney Ted Ronca.

Brian Hill, a workplace and risk consultant and owner of Birmingham based OshaSure, reports that a large number of his evaluations of this highly beneficial program reveal serious risk to the client. But it has to be well organized! Learn more. 

Advisen and Amaxx have teamed up to produce this comprehensive but easy to understand desk reference. Avoid common program pitfalls with this lesson plan to cost containment which is the difference between success and failure. New material in 11 chapters! This 183-page step-by-step manual is available with your company logo.

More than 50 brokers, practice leaders, clinicians and others from major insurers, insurance brokerage firms and PBM organizations attended the summit designed to focus on global industry issues, trends and developments in the future. The panels were divided into four key areas of focus. Read on.

A leading resource for more than 20 years, this LexisNexis/Matthew Bender publication covers every major type of occupational injury and illness. This go-to medical information resource for the WC layperson is written by medical experts for risk managers, agents and brokers, and legal practitioners. Learn more. 

Data, being released and discussed, shows that assessments for operating expenses made by the NY WCB against carriers (and passed on to employers) are five times higher than the national average for all states. Why? Attorney Ted Ronca explains. 

The recently issued new National Emphasis Program (NEP) for chemical facilities is designed to protect workers from catastrophic releases of highly hazardous chemicals.The new NEP replaces OSHA's 2009 pilot Chemical Facility NEP. 

The rule will reportedly enhance miners' health and safety by requiring mine operators to identify and correct hazardous conditions and violations of nine health and safety standards that pose the greatest risk to miners. What are they?

The SMA is supported by 11 industry groups to serve diverse industry-specific needs and to offer its members a holistic approach towards improving competitiveness, upgrading skills and capitalizing on new technologies.

New summaries for "drug testing and workers compensation state laws" for every jurisdiction are NOW posted on our website. Click on the link above to check it out.

Don't gamble when it comes to Medicare/Medicaid Compliance!  

Gould & Lamb, LLC gather together some of the industry's most respected leaders and experts to provide attendees with 2 full days of compliance education and training, as well as an exciting look into the future of Medicare/Medicaid Compliance.

RIMS Conference and Exhibition is the largest industry conference. If you are new to workers compensation or experienced there are seminars to teach cost containment techniques.

In this widely acclaimed SEAK program, the nation's leading workers' compensation professionals, occupational physicians, occupational nurses, and attorneys will join together to discuss cutting edge issues. Frank discussions and lively question and answer sessions will complement each presentation.This conference is currently the largest and longest-running national workers' compensation and occupational medicine conference of its kind in the United States.

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