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Middle Managers Role
In our series on best practices for each role in WC, today we turn our attention to the "Middle Manager." The Middle Manager will:

1.     Be knowledgeable about costs of workers compensation at             their facility.

2.     Be able to discuss how much workers compensation "costs"           in sales.

3.     Be familiar with the basics of the workers comp program.

4.     List roles and responsibilities of employees, supervisors,               and providers.

5.     Identify the names and addresses of medical providers and             clinics treating their employees.

6.     Obtain and disseminate monthly loss data to capture                     problems and potential issues and brings them to                             management's attention.  

7.     In the event of the injury coordinator's absence, middle                 managers should be prepared to step in to oversee workers               compensation management activities.

8.     Track and report monthly to management lost workdays                   (LWD) for your location.


Monthly loss data reports show management trends in the up/down swings of workers compensation costs so they learn to identify problems before they become full blown.  Half the cost of workers compensation is indemnity payments for lost workdays.



The risk manager is perplexed. What is a reasonable number of lost time files for each adjuster to handle? To evaluate this is often a difficult task. 

When an employee returns to work as soon as medically possible, the indemnity payments are decreased, the medical and rehabilitation costs are lower, and there is less of a productivity drop for the employer. How is this accomplished?

OSHA has just put the word out that safety incentives will be more scrutinized. Does this mean to stop any incentive program? More from OshaSure's owner and CEO Brian Hill. 

With the wide variety of TPAs available for self-insured workers comp insurance programs, determining the best ones will require an understanding of the difference between TPAs. How do you choose?

Workers participating in a "comprehensive" workplace health promotion program had a one-fifth reduction in absenteeism during the first year, according to a new study.

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