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Medical Marijuana and its Impact on WC Claims and the Workplace
Medical Marijuana and its Impact on WC Claims and the Workplace
Learn the potential impact on your workplace policies, Workers’ Compensation and how to deal with the overall issue or medical marijuana in your workplace with specific steps to take to ensure your business has some tools to make efforts to avoid increased risks which may impact with failure to determine updated policies.

Getting Your Employees Back to Work after WC Claims
Getting Your Employees Back to Work after WC Claims
Attorney Shawn Biery from Keefe, Campbell, Biery & Associates will conduct this webinar which will cover the important issue of getting your employees back to work after they have been injured.

Best Practices in WC from a Legal Perspective
Best Practices in WC from a Legal Perspective
We will review some best practices learned through decades of experience handling the defense of workers’ compensation claims in Illinois and share strategies to perhaps improve on those practices in the future.

Handling WC Cases Ethically: For HR Specialists, Risk Managers and Claims Adjusters
Handling WC Cases Ethically: For HR Specialists, Risk Managers and Claims Adjusters
Topics to be discussed include: how to handle direct communications with claimants and their counsel; Ins and outs of dealing with witnesses, evidence, contact with third parties, dealing with vendors and an overall approach to ethical management of your workers’ compensation issues.

Workers' Compensation 2016 in Review Webinar
Workers' Compensation 2016 in Review Webinar
From case law to legislation, as well as the overall direction of the practice, we will discuss the landscape of Illinois W.C. law.

This webinar will include a discussion of procedural rulings involving the dismissal of cases, exclusive remedies, and credits for prior injuries. We will also review court decisions and trends in impairment ratings.

Workers' Compensation 101
Workers' Compensation 101
Attorney Shawn R. Biery of Keefe, Campbell, Biery & Associates will provide this webinar to discuss the basics of the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Act and how employers are affected by certain aspects to provide some tips on managing the system to contain and manage costs due to Workers’ Compensation claims.
Considerations for a Self-Insured Workers' Compensation Program
Considerations for a Self-Insured Workers' Compensation Program
In this interactive webinar, Attorney Shawn Biery will discuss insurance compliance considerations, financial considerations, management considerations and suggest other resources to consider for moving to a self-insured status or strengthen your existing program.
Best Tools for Defense: IME vs. Records Review vs. Utilization Review (UR) vs. Impairment Rating
Best Tools for Defense: IME vs. Records Review vs. Utilization Review (UR) vs. Impairment Rating
When should you get an IME?

Is a records review report credible? This webinar will answer these and other questions, as well as examine the best defense tools and strategies with respect to obtaining and using IMEs, records review reports, utilization reviews and impairment ratings. We will discuss the differences between these tools.

Workers' Comp 102: You know the basics, now dig deeper
Workers' Comp 102: You know the basics, now dig deeper
The Illinois Workers’ Compensation system is confusing, to say the least.

This webinar will delve past the basics of the 2011 act and the reforms and provide helpful information on in-depth topics.

Anatomy of a Workers' Compensation Claim
Anatomy of a Workers' Compensation Claim
We will navigate through the anatomy of a workers’ compensation claim, starting with the filing of the Application of Adjustment of Claim and concluding with either settlement or trial.

We will discuss the intricacies of handling a workers’ compensation claim before the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission from start to finish.

Advanced Work Comp Challenges: Aging, Obesity & Co-Morbidities
Advanced Work Comp Challenges: Aging, Obesity & Co-Morbidities
Employers cannot change the facts as to an employee’s age, obesity or co-morbities and pre-existing conditions, which may delay or prohibit a full recovery.

What can an employer do? We’ll discuss strategies for mitigating these claims in this 90-minute webinar.

7 Steps for WC Claims
7 Steps for WC Claims
Shawn will discuss investigations, setting up your handling plans in advance, creating and pushing your claim targets and overall steps you can take to manage your claims, even before they are filed with the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission.

Maintaining contact and how to drive claim closure are also key points to be discussed.

WC Getting Your Employees Back to Work
WC Getting Your Employees Back to Work
This webinar will cover the important issue of getting your employees back to work after they have been injured.

The webinar will cover information on proper investigation of the accident; maximizing the link to occupational health; your rights and responsibilities for directing employees’ medical care; HIPAA and GINA releases and information; setting proper claim targets for Maximum Medical Improvement, Return to Work and Closure of the Claim; the option of Light Duty; the new math of workers’ compensation claims; and important case citings that affect all companies.

Medical Marijuana & Workers' Comp. Claims
Medical Marijuana & Workers' Comp. Claims
The Chamber welcomes Shawn R. Biery from Keefe, Campbell, Biery & Associates for an webinar which is key for any employer in Illinois looking to be ahead of the workplace impact of the legalization of medical marijuana.

Learn about potential impacts on Workers’ Compensation claims and how to deal with the overall issue of “legal” drugs in your workplace. Don’t be the first business in your industry to get lost in the “haze” and suffer increased risks due to failure to be an early adopter of updated policies.

Impact of Medicare on Workers' Compensation Claims
Impact of Medicare on Workers' Compensation Claims
Join us for an informative webinar which cannot be missed if you want to avoid the potential impact of Medicare on Workers’ Compensation claims.

Do you know when Medicare’s interests come into play and what steps are necessary to ensure those interests are considered so they don’t rear their ugly head later in life—well after the claim is settled? Learn the steps for reporting, conditional payments and final considerations to ensure you are not left fighting Medicare without a shield in this informational webinar from the attorneys at Keefe, Campbell, Biery & Associates. Taught by attorney Matt Ignoffo of Keefe, Campbell, Biery & Associates.

The Link Between Wellness and Workers' Compensation
The Link Between Wellness and Workers' Compensation
For many businesses Workers’ Compensation costs are in the top five annual expenses.

While having an effective safety program is important to the overall success of your Workers’ Compensation program, safety alone isn’t enough. Forward thinking companies have learned that Wellness Programs are not just vague initiatives aimed at employee morale, rather they see them as a key strategy for improving Workers’ Compensation results. Learning Objectives: • Understand the medical trend in Workers’ Compensation • Learn how co-morbidity factors affect Workers’ Compensation claims • Review the most common co-morbidity factors • Gain insight into simple low-to-no cost Wellness Strategies you can implement to combat these conditions Join us as we make the connection between how an effective Wellness Program can reduce Workers’ Compensation claims and increase workforce productivity. Taught by Ryan Light of Wine Sergi Insurance.

Ethics in Handling Workers' Compensation Cases
Ethics in Handling Workers' Compensation Cases
Join attorney Shawn R. Biery of Keefe, Campbell, Biery & Associates for our continuing series with a webinar for Ethics for HR Specialists, Risk Managers and Claims Adjusters in Handling WC cases.

It is a detailed program dealing with the basics on handling claims ethically with real world examples along with discussions of the different issues which may arise in those “gray” areas. Topics include how to handle direct communication with claimants and their counsel as well as the ins & outs of dealing with witnesses, evidence, contact with third parties, dealing with venders and an overall approach to ethical management of your workers’ compensation issues.

Conducting Proper Employment Investigations
Conducting Proper Employment Investigations
This one-and-a-half hour presentation will be focused on how to conduct internal employee investigations.

Katherine Mendez of Seyfarth Shaw will identify and highlight the do’s and don’ts of internal investigations including understanding the need to conduct investigations, preparing for the investigation, conducting employee interviews, and closing out investigations. She will also discuss how to spot issues and what to do if you see them. Taught by attorney Katherine Mendez of Seyfarth Shaw

Workers' Compensation Fraud- Deceptive Medical Billing Practices Can Cost Every Illinois Business
Workers' Compensation Fraud- Deceptive Medical Billing Practices Can Cost Every Illinois Business
This webinar will discuss how employers, insurers, and TPAs can attack and halt deceptive medical practices by filing complaints against medical practitioners with various state agencies.

Discussion will include the Illinois Medical Practice Act which regulates and disciplines medical providers. Learn what “evidence” is needed to file a complaint, as well as the process that the state agency goes through to investigate and, if necessary, punish a wrongdoer. Examples will be provided of how health care insurers are using state agencies to fight health care fraud and how this applies to workers’ compensation.

Effects on Illinois Employers from notable WC Cases in 2015
Effects on Illinois Employers from notable WC Cases in 2015
Start the new year right by getting caught up on notable workers compensation cases from 2015 as the Appellate Court has been busy!

Shuaib Ahmed will discuss notable cases of 2015 that may impact your business in Illinois!

Establishing and Managing a Self-Insured Workers' Compensation Program
Establishing and Managing a Self-Insured Workers' Compensation Program
Ever consider taking your workers' compensation program to self-insured or already self-insured or high deductible?

Attorney Shawn Biery of Keefe, Campbell, Biery & Associates will discuss insurance compliance considerations, financial considerations, management considerations and suggest other resources to consider to move to self-insured status or strengthen your existing program.

Take Control of Your Workers' Compensation Costs
Take Control of Your Workers' Compensation Costs
Understanding the financial impact that Workers' Compensation has on an employer can be a very daunting task.

Why are my premiums so high? What is the impact of my experience rating? How do I correctly report claims> Am I better off paying the small claims out of pocket so my premiums don't escalate? This session will detail the basic fundamentals for employers to better understand their Workers' Compensation and what the driving factors are that increase or decrease the overall cost. In addition, it will further describe how to employ aggressive claims management and proper accident investigation techniques so that you are spending less on your annual insurance premiums and contributing more to your bottom line.

Top Ten FAQs on Workers' Compensation
Top Ten FAQs on Workers' Compensation
You asked . . . now get the answers from the attorneys at Keefe, Campbell, Biery & Associates. The workers' comp attorneys walk through the most frequently asked questions about workers' compensation in Illinois.

Starting with what to do when the injury is reported to you, through methods of accident investigation and surveillance, through handling return to work in the proper way, FAQ's 1-10 will be thoroughly discussed in this 90 minute webinar. Don't miss your opportunity to get the answers to the questions you have.

Workers' Comp and Medical Marijuana: How Do They Affect Each Other?
Workers' Comp and Medical Marijuana: How Do They Affect Each Other?
This webinar is key for any employer in Illinois who prefers to be ahead of the workplace impact of the legalization of medical marijuana.

Learn the potential impact on Workers' Compensation and how to deal with the overall issue in your workplace with specific steps to take to ensure you are not the first business in your industry to be caught in the "haze" and suffer the increased risks which impact failure to be an early adopter of updated policies.

 

 

 

 

 

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