The Return To Work Blog

3 Reasons You Should Be Pushing a Policyholders' “NO” to RTW, to “YES”

Posted by Sebastian Grasso on Nov 18, 2015 11:36:57 AM

NO is an unacceptable answer

Teaching children the power of the word “No” is incredibly important in helping them deal with peer pressure and setting boundaries with friends and acquaintances. As parents, however, it is not a response that we would accept when we are telling our children to do their homework or do their chores. These are our children’s responsibilities. A child responding with  “No” is simply unacceptable. If it were an acceptable response, we’d hear it from them all the time.

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Topics: Return To Work

Preventing Return To Work - [Infographic]

Posted by Lara Cole on Oct 28, 2015 1:00:00 PM

You didn't really think we'd publish a piece telling you how to keep injured workers out of work, did you?  We're all about Return To Work.  In this infographic, there are five solid things to consider as you navigate the Return To Work process.  If you think we missed any, please let us know in the comments section below.

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Topics: Return To Work

There's a Macaw On My Shoulder - How Workers’ Compensation Adjusting Has Changed Course

Posted by Gary Lavoie on Oct 22, 2015 7:00:00 AM

It certainly isn't happening today, but at one point in time a claim rep would spend a considerable amount of time in the field.  I can imagine how that might sound to today’s claims community; “in people’s homes?!”  Yup, in injured employees’ actual homes, taking statements, working through the details and dealing with all the elements that come along with it.  Today, the life of an adjuster is very different.  Today a claim rep's desk is so jam-packed, so completely full, drowning in stacks of bills to pay that there is no way they are going out in the field to meet an injured worker in person.  What's happening in case loads today that impact our ability to generate positive outcomes?

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Topics: Return To Work, Life of an Adjuster, Work Comp Adjusting Life

The Golden Return To Work Rule

Posted by Gary Lavoie on Oct 14, 2015 7:30:00 AM

Introduction

A few moons ago in an earlier post, we talked about the “six figure eye-roll” and how psycho-social barriers have a drastic impact on claims dollars and outcomes.  It’s time we dig a bit further into that and develop strategies for overcoming those barriers.   From this writer’s perspective, that eye roll is the root cause of not just rising indemnity cost, but also the staggering medical inflation that this industry is experiencing.

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Windham Group Featured in Workers' Compensation Magazine

Posted by Sebastian Grasso on Sep 30, 2015 12:30:00 PM

When Return To Work Needs Work

Windham Group is committed to spreading awareness surrounding the challenges of getting injured workers' back to work. Learn how to attack claims that drag on for months for no medical reason, with climbing reserves and frustrated adjusters that are pulling their hair out trying to move files along towards closure.

Click Here to read the full article.

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Topics: Return To Work

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