CPWC21 – Return to Work and Supplemental Return to Work Issues



Workers’ Compensation Origins and Overview

CPWC (Claims Practitioner in Workers’ Compensation) is a 24 unit certification program developed to meet the needs of emerging claims practitioners. This program offers comprehensive training in foundation principles required to become a certified California WC Claims Adjuster and provides the required 120 classroom hours. Presented at a practical desk level, this curriculum includes learning tools such as case studies and soft skills along with technical information.  Components of the CPWC will also help fulfill certification requirements for California WC Medical Review or Medical Only adjusters.

Module 21 – Return to Work and Supplemental Job displacement Benefits

In this 21st module, we will look at the issues surrounding returned to work and the complications created when an injured worker’s permanent disability has precluded them from returning to the job they had at the time of injury.  Practically, we will be looking at how you as an examiner can work with the employer to identify and implement return to work processes which will best serve the employer and employee, including the provision of modified or alternative work, or SJDB benefits.

Lecture Topics Covered

  1. Benefit Overview and History
    1. Relationship to PD
    2. Benefit Purposes and Qualifications
    3. Full VR
    4. SJDB
    5. FMLA/CFRA Considerations
  2. SJDB Timelines, Process and Forms
  3. SJDB Forms and Notices

Who should attend.

  • Indemnity Workers’ Compensation Claims Adjusters
  • Medical Bill Review Adjustors
  • Medical Only Claims Adjustors
  • TPA / Self Insured Claims Personnel
  • Agent/Broker Workers’ Compensation Claims Staff

Difference between 3 & 5 hour versions:

  • The Indemnity Track requires the 5 hour version to meet the requirement of 120 hours.
  • The 5 hour version includes Case Studies and homework
  • All other tracks only require the 3 hour version

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