|Whether your next workers' comp claim is your 1st or your 101st, there are several things that can go wrong, causing both higher claims costs and unwanted headaches and wasted time, all from just not knowing - or applying - simple cost-saving best practices.
Often, what typically starts out as a small claim blossoms into significant exposure due to failure - or lack of knowledge - of the right steps and best practices for navigating a claim towards proper closure.
By attending this training session, you and your team will learn proper claims handling procedures that will save you time, money, and aggravation.
About Your Speaker:
- The necessary information to pass along to your claims handling entity at the onset of a claim
- What information to share with and what to expect from management and supervisors to assist in the prompt closure of claims
- What communication, if any, to have with the injured worker
- What you can - and can't - say to an injured worker’s physician
- What to expect - and how to manage - your claims handling entity and your panel physicians
- The best way to adopt an integrated "team" approach to claims handling
About Your Presenter:
Board Certified as a specialist in the field of workers' compensation law, Philip Augustine has practiced solely in the area of workers' compensation defense for the past 20 years.
Mr. Augustine represents a vast array of nationwide clients, as well as provides multiple courses in workers' compensation to both employers and claims handling entities through out the country.
Mr. Augustine is past-Chairman of the Florida Bar Workers' Compensation Board Certification committee and Vice-Chairman of the Workers' Compensatoin Rules Advisory Committee, as well as a member of the Executive Council of the Workers’ Compensation Section of the Florida Bar.
This program has been approved for 1.5 re-certification credit hours for HRCI's PHR and SPHR designations through the HR Certification Institute. For more information about certification or re-certification, please visit the HR Certification Institute website at www.hrci.org. The use of this seal is not an endorsement by HRCI of the quality of the program. It means that this program has met HRCIs criteria to be pre-approved for re-certification credit.
SHRM Professional Development Credits
This program is valid for 1.5 Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP designations. For more information about certification or re-certification, please visit www.shrmcertification.org.