Caveats that Affect the Return-to-Work Timeline

Posted by Kimberly Radcliffe on September 25, 2019 at 10:48 AM

When an individual suffers a workplace injury, as workers’ compensation professionals, we work to put them on a path to recovery. But we all know even the most well thought out plan can go awry. Here are four factors that can impact the recovery timeline of an injured worker and solutions for how to proactively mitigate risks before they cause the lifetime of a claim to extend.

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Is Self-Funding Right for Your Organization

Posted by Belva Hale on September 17, 2019 at 2:24 PM

Risk Mitigation: Why Proactive Tools Are The New Reactive Solutions

Posted by Jeff Schobel on September 3, 2019 at 9:16 AM

In a world full of constant connectivity, the potential for risk continues to be on the rise. That’s why reactive response is no longer enough. Think about it: In this day and age, a simple photograph captured by cell phone at an inopportune moment can make or break a business. 

Fortunately, there are proactive ways that organizations can deter risk from even happening. Here are the top 3 reasons why proactive tools are the new reactive solutions:

eSharing Mobility

Posted by Thom Rickert on August 13, 2019 at 8:32 PM

Virtual Connections: Utilizing Technology to Build Relationships with Injured Workers

Posted by Tammy Bradly on August 7, 2019 at 10:08 AM

As the telemedicine industry continues to boom, we’re seeing more and more new forms of telehealth emerge in the marketplace. Telehealth variations include tele-rehab, remote patient monitoring and even utilization of “avatar-like” nurses by hospital systems and providers. In this new world of telehealth, we need to continually be looking for innovative modes by which triage and telephonic case managers can connect with the individuals they serve and engage them on their road to recovery.

Zakaria Hagig’s 2019 Annual Conference Student Scholar Reflection

Posted by Zakaria Hagig on July 31, 2019 at 9:36 AM

Sydney Stauffer's 2019 Annual Conference Student Scholar Reflection

Posted by Sydney Stauffer on July 24, 2019 at 9:46 AM

 

I attended the 2019 Annual PRIMA Conference in Orlando, FL, from June 9th through June 12th as a student scholar. In attending this important professional conference, I had the unique opportunity to further my public risk management education through interactive sessions and workshops, as well as networking with experts in the field. As a result, I was able to learn more about the challenges risk managers face today. 

Service Animals in the Workplace

Posted by Sacha Dyson on July 16, 2019 at 9:16 PM

Change Management: How to Minimize Risk and Disruption When Changing Your Health Benefits (Part 2)

Posted by Kelly Ferreira on July 10, 2019 at 9:35 AM

As healthcare evolves, public entities are looking for new programs that promise savings and improved outcomes. However, if a change is initiated but poorly managed, it can have a detrimental effect—disrupting members’ access to care. It’s essential to consider the following best practices to ensure a change goes smoothly with minimal disruption: 

Change Management: Is It the Right Time to Change Your Health Benefits? (Part 1)

Posted by Kelly Ferreira on June 26, 2019 at 8:49 AM

Medical costs are expected to grow again in 2019 at a rate that will outpace inflation. As a result, many public entities are being pressured to consider new and innovative approaches to their health benefits. This type of change in strategy can help them achieve both quality and affordable care. However, organizations must also ensure that the value to employees will far outweigh any risk or disruption the change will bring. Here are three good reasons to consider such a change:

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