Return To Work (RTW) programs are designed to help employees remain a productive member of your workforce without impeding their recovery or risking additional injury. Having an effective RTW program helps reduce Workers’ Compensation costs, control Experience Modification Rate (X-Mod), facilitate the injured worker’s recovery, and increase potential for a positive resolution of the claim. Join us as we review how to build a successful and sustainable RTW program.

Effective Jan. 1, 2017, all insured employers within the state of California must report all claims to their carrier or Third Party Administrator for which medical treatment costs are incurred. This includes reporting of first aid claims. If you have previously paid your “first aid” claims directly to the medical clinic, these costs must now be reported to the carrier and will impact your future Experience Modifier.

Managing company risk is difficult. Employers too often are subject to an incessantly changing environment. Whether it be managing employee behavior, interpreting new governmental regulations, or a physically changing jobsite; employers need tools and guidance to mitigate risk and cost while ensuring compliance with applicable laws. Anthony Poston, CEO of ESM Solutions discusses how to develop a Workers' Compensation risk management program that reduces your company's risk and cost.