If you are one of the few, select individuals who loves addressing and managing Workers' Compensation issues, then any HR department would be lucky to have you. It probably means you're extremely organized, exceptionally patient, and incredibly resourceful. You probably have the tact of an international diplomat and the steel-trap memory of an elephant.
For all the rest of us less naturally inclined towards this topic...well...we need some extra help.That's why we're tackling this theme as our August HR topic and offering our free webinar titled Demystifying Workers' Compensation on Thursday, August 22 at 11:00am PDT. You can register to attend that webinar here. (When you do, please ensure that you enter "Bennett/Porter & Associates" in the 'referred by' registration field.)
Another essential resource that can help keep you on point when coordinating Workers' Compensation claims is the Human Resources component within a Human Capital Management system. Interacting with insurance providers and claimants can be especially frustrating when you're simultaneously shuffling through paper or looking for documents scattered across your network.
When working with the insurance company, having all of your carrier and policy information - current and historical - centralized in one location can ease this stress and let you focus on the substance of the conversation rather than simply struggle through it. It will reduce the amount of time these incidents subtract from your day, freeing you up to be more productive and less reactive.
In People Savvy HCM's HR module, all information regarding Workers' Comp is stored in one location so that you can quickly access it and move between the elements involved in filing and processing a claim.
Within each area, you'll find all of the relevant information you're looking for and be able to link to related - and comprehensive - details.
On the employee side, People Savvy HCM provides tools to thoroughly document all aspects of the incident in order to avoid any ambiguity that might slow down the claim or cause confusion. This has the dual benefit of resolving claims rapidly and protecting your organization against excess liability that comes from vague or incomplete documentation.
Accidents happen. Administrative headaches as a result of those accidents don't have to be a part of the recovery process. If you're still trying to manage your company's Workers' Compensation claims manually, consider the time and expense you might save with a system built to handle this and all other aspects of workforce management. If you'd like to learn more, don't hesitate to contact us.