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September 24th Zoom Mtg: Workers Compensation and COVID 19

  • September 24, 2020
  • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Zoom Meeting

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We are offering the below Zoom webinar free to all attendees, but, you must register for the event for the link to be sent out to you and for you to get credit. 

Topic: "What HR Needs to Know About the Cost of Job Related Injury"

Amy Rich, Texas Department of Insurance

HR has a major role to play in controlling financial and human costs of job related injury even without having direct responsibility for workers’ compensation issues.  This session looks at factors that cause unnecessary expense and the important role HR plays.

The better HR managers understand workers’ compensation, the cost drivers, what employers can and should be doing, what to expect from their insurance carrier and doctors, the better the employer will be at controlling financial and human costs of job injury.   HR becomes a more effective business partner within their organization.

The longer an employee is away from work due to an injury, the higher the employer’s costs and the worse the impact of the injury is on the employee. A major goal of workers’ compensation is to return injured employees to work as soon as medically possible after an injury. 

Private employers in Texas are not required to carry workers’ compensation. It is important to understand the possible impact of making this choice.  If an employer chooses not to carry workers’ compensation, there are still reporting responsibilities.

This session provides tools to address and avoid issues that result from medically unnecessary lost time.  Costly turnover is eliminated, business and workers’ compensation costs are significantly reduced.  Learn how to be proactive in managing issues around job related injury, participate in the management of claims, and avoid some of the pitfalls faced by employers in getting injured employees back to work.  The material will include a list of resources related to COVID.

Level: Intermediate

Heart of Texas Chapter is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP. This program is pending approval for 1 PDC for the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit www.shrmcertification.org. 

This activity is pending approval for a HR (General) recertification credit hour toward a PHR™, PHR®, PHRca®, SPHR®, GPHR®, PHRi™, SPHRi™ recertification through HR Certification Institute's® (HRCI®).

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