PD Rating – An Art Not A Science


Rating is an art, not a science Knowing how to properly rate a claim is invaluable for claims professionals to help with setting reserves and having an accurate assessment of the potential PD value on a case. Like every skill in claims, rating is a skill developed with practice and repetition. Having a solid foundation on the building blocks for a rating string is one of the first steps to mastering workers’ compensation claims. When you first see a PD rating, it can be very confusing; it is a completely new skill. The rating string looks like an algebra equation with some numbers, letters and brackets; but, once you get the basics you can rate any case, any time! The PD rating brings all of the parts of the WC system together to give a picture of the injury and how the injured worker is impacted based on the body part, diminished earnings, occupation and age on the date of injury. The more experience a claims professional has with ratings, the easier to see the big picture on a case. Ratings are unique in our Workers Compensation industry... READ MORE >

2019 Big Fraud Fighting & Employment Law Conference


2019 Fraud Fighting & Employment Law Conference Learn what’s trending in the ever evolving world of workers’ comp fraud. Find out how to get ahead of the issues and learn how to be compliant with new employment laws affecting employers. Earn CEUs for your CPFI, MCLE and CA-WC-Cert too! Don’t miss this great opportunity to NETWORK, LEARN and EARN! Conference is offered by The Employers’ Fraud Task Force, in Collaboration with The Law Firm of Floyd, Skeren, Manukian and Langevin. See you there. Where and When? Morongo Hotel and Casino 49500 Seminole Dr, Cabazon, CA 92230 (Riverside County) August 20 and 21, 2019 Great agenda with expert speakers and topic items that include WeTip/Stopit – Fraud Reporting Solution – There’s an APP for that! Fighting WC Fraud MPNs Facts & Fiction – What you don’t know could be costing you Big Time Key Tips for Employers on Conducting Workplace Sexual Harassment Investigations Key Tips on Conducting the Interactive Process & Considering... READ MORE >

Scholarship for CPDM


Scholarship for Disability Management Courses Scholarship opportunity now available for disability management courses. The IEA in partnership with the Disability Management Employer Coalition (DMEC) offers a scholarship opportunity for eligible candidates.  Our Certified Professional in Disablility Management (CPDM) program is the nation’s leading designation for disability managers. Are You Eligible? We welcome your application for our CPDM scholarship if you are currently employed within the field of Absence Management, or have been employed within the field in the last 12 months, and are not eligible for tuition reimbursement from your employer.  The CPDM scholarship is available to you as long as you have not previously been granted the scholarship. How Much is the CPDM Scholarship Worth? The CPDM Scholarship is valued at $599 which is the exact amount of the enrollment fees for one of the three CPDM courses. How to Apply You can apply for the scholarship by completing and submitting this form... READ MORE >

IEA Exhibiting at the 2019 DMEC Annual Conference


2019 DMEC Annual Conference – Washington D.C. August 2019 IEA is exhibiting at the upcoming 2019 DMEC Annual Conference. Join us at the event in Washington, D.C., Aug. 5-8, 2019, and register to attend at www.dmec.org/annual-conference IEA Has Goodies for You At Booth #507 Stop by booth #507 and say hi!  You’ll  have a chance to enter our drawing for a chance to win a WiFi Sports Action Camera. We’d love to hear about your professional development goals and share info about CPDM, our specialized curriculum for absence and disability management professionals. Come Join the Wider Community of Leave Professionals And learn the most successful approaches to:
  • FMLA and ADA compliance,
  • Benefit programs
  • Return to work,
  • Mental health
  • Benchmarking
  • Paid leave
  • Technology ….and more…
  • Great Conference for Professionals in:
  • Absence and disability management
  • Leave and time off management
  • Return-to-work programs
  • Human Resources/Benefits
  • FMLA/ADA compliance
  • Claims/Case management
  • Health
  • ... READ MORE >