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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.

Workers' Compensation Preferred Provider Program
Workers' Compensation Preferred Provider Program
This webinar provides a general overview of the Workers' Compensation legislation regarding the preferred provider program.

The presenters will provide information about the legal aspect of the program, as well as practical tips and reasoning behind implementing and administering a PPP. The discussion will include impacting legal items to consider when your company utilizes a PPP. And more . . .

Permanent Restrictions: Defending the Illinois WC Claim for Wage Differential or PTD
Permanent Restrictions: Defending the Illinois WC Claim for Wage Differential or PTD
The costs to employers for employees suffering career-ending injuries can be staggering.

With this webinar, you will learn how the law works for these claims, some of the key identifiers for early handling of these claims and some suggested strategies for minimizing the overall costs for the claims.

How to Complete Investigations to Position WC Claims for More Favorable Results
How to Complete Investigations to Position WC Claims for More Favorable Results
This presentation describes methods to utilize investigation techniques to minimize and defend your work injury claims.

The presentation will include examples, suggestions from an investigative firm, and discussion from Keefe, Campbell, Biery & Associates.

Handling Workers' Compensation Cases Ethically
Handling Workers' Compensation Cases Ethically
Workers' Compensation claims handlers have stressful and challenging jobs.

Ethics is a critical issue for them as HR Specialists, Risk Managers and Claims Handlers manage money, outcomes and human lives on many levels. Decisions made will affect your company, clients, vendors, attorneys and claimants. Doing so fairly, impartially and professionally will serve all components of the process in a proper fashion. Dysfunction can and will arise if you don't handle your job fairly and professionally. This webinar will analyze situations where ethics may come into play, and how they should be handled as they arise. The webinar will include third party claims and subrogation, accuracy of files, dealing with attorneys (or someone who may claim to be an attorney), HIPAA issues, conflicts of interest and more.

Workers' Compensation 102: Going Deeper into the Illinois Workers' Compensation System
Workers' Compensation 102: Going Deeper into the Illinois Workers' Compensation System
This webinar digs deeper into the nuances of the Illinois Workers' Compensation System since 2011 and the reforms.

How to calculate the Average Weekly Wage in Illinois; To consider - Age, marital status, and dependents; Temporary Total Disability/Partial Disability - What does this mean?; What is the nature and extent of the injury; What about disfigurement; Figuring the Wage Loss Differential; Amputation losses in Workers' Compensation; Discovery - How important is this?; Liens and related claims against WC claims in Illinois; surveillance in Illinois Workers' Comp - when should it be used; Retaliatory Discharge; and Handling IL Workers' Comp death claims

Workers' Compensation 101: The Basics of Illinois' Workers' Compensation Act
Workers' Compensation 101: The Basics of Illinois' Workers' Compensation Act
Illinois' Workers' Compensation System is confusing and difficult, differing from our neighboring states in several ways.

This webinar discusses basics of the Illinois Workers' Compensation Act and how Employers are affected by certain aspects. Also what employers can do to lower costs due to Workers' Compensation Claims.

 

 

 

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