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IEA Announces Scholarship for Disability Management Courses

IEA Announces CPDM Scholarship If you’re thinking of getting specialized in Disability Management but are concerned about financing your tuition, consider applying for IEA’s Fall 2021 CPDM scholarship. IEA offers funding equal to tuition for one class ($599) for eligible candidates. What Does “Eligible Candidate” mean? Candidate is in, or interested in, getting into the […]

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Leave of Absence and Workplace Accommodation

Spot the Clues that Trigger Leave of Absence or Workplace Accommodation Process. August 2021, by ShaunTeah L. Radcliffe, CPDM If you are reading this blog, chances are you are familiar with Leave of Absence and Workplace Accommodations. However, you still have some questions, right? As a People Leader, do you often ask yourself, “How can […]

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Applied Materials v. WCAB

  Special Report Applied Materials v. WCAB: Sixth Appellate District Court of Appeal Holds Physician Misconduct is Compensable but also Upholds Fitzpatrick On June 1, 2021, the 6th Appellate District Court of Appeal certified for publication its decision in Applied Materials et al. v. WCAB. In that case, the 6th District Court of Appeal issued […]

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Supplemental Sick Leave and Temporary Disability Overlap

Supplemental Sick Leave and Temporary Disability Overlap Can an Employer Take Credit? On March 19, 2021, Gov. Gavin Newsom signed Senate Bill 95 into law requiring most California employers to provide up to 80 hours of COVID-19 supplemental paid sick leave.  The law went into effect on March 29, 2021 but the requirement applied retroactively […]

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SB95 What California Employers Need to Know

SB95 Signed By Governor Newsom On March 19th, 2021, Governor Gavin Newsom signed SB95 expanding the requirement for California employers to provide 80 hours supplemental sick leave to employees affected by COVID-19.  The law took effect immediately but provides employers with a 10 day window to start providing sick leave. All California employers with more […]

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July 1st is Coming – Are You Compliant?

July 1st is just around the corner and now is a great time to think about your compliance requirements. But getting your hours doesn’t have to be a headache. IEA offers on-demand training options designed to suit YOUR schedule and your training budget. On-Demand means you can jump on-board anytime 24/7 and move through your […]

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DWC Establishes New Medical-Legal Fee Schedule

New Medical-Legal Fee Schedule The Division of Workers’ Compensation (DWC) has created a new fee schedule for medical-legal services. The schedule has been submitted to the Office of Administrative Law for approval with an effective date of April 1, 2021. Once approved, the fee schedule applies to medical-legal evaluation reports when the examination occurs on […]

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IEA Launches Newly Updated Disability Management Course

IEA’s CPDM1 Course Newly Updated IEA’s  has announced the launch of its newly updated CPDM1 Course. Written in the era of COVID, this curriculum addresses the challenges facing employers in the ever changing landscape of disability management. With contribution from prominent experts in employment law, disability management, human resources and disability management, this course offers […]

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Cal Osha Emergency Regulations Now in Effect

Office of Administrative Law Approves Emergency OSHA Regulations Cal/OSHA has issued lengthy new COVID-19 regulations imposing a plethora of new procedures and compliance mandates on California employers. The new regulations are complex, will take a lot of effort, and went into effect November 30th, 2020.In a December 1st Press Release from the Department of Industrial […]

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IEA in the NEWS

IEA in the News A recent article written by Lonce Lamonte of Adjustercom.com outlines the circumstances leading to IEA’s change of status and new management earlier this year. Having led the market in high quality professional training and education in insurance and risk management for decades, IEA suffered several successive years of declining enrollment. The […]

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COVID Related Work Comp Claims Exceed 50,000

More than 50,000 Work Comp Claims Filed in 2020 According to the California Workers’ Compensation Claims Institute, CWCI,  the projected number of COVID-19  work comp claims claims through October 2020 is a staggering 57,833!  One in every 9 work-related injury claims filed is COVID related. Claims Trending Down for August-October Numbers show that the peak […]

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New Workers’ Compensation Laws of California, 2021

New Workers’ Compensation Laws for 2021 If you thought Covid-19 reporting requirements under SB1159 were difficult, just wait! Effective January 1st, reporting requirements will quadruple. Moreover, under AB5 several professions are newly added to the list of exemptions to its provision.  Now considered Independent Contractors, these workers are no longer eligible for workers’ compensation. It’s […]

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SB1159 – To Report or Not to Report

To Report or Not to Report California SB1159 places onerous and complex reporting responsibilities on employers. TPAs in turn now scramble to provide reporting portals to manage the process. When an employer knows, or should know of a positive COVID-19 test within its workforce, it must inform its TPA. Then it must report the number […]

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WCAB Issues Two En Banc Decisions Reinstating Specified Rules

WCAB Reinstates Some Rules Following Covid Suspension On October 27th, 2020, the WCAB has issued two en banc decisions reinstating specified rules that were suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In the first decision, regulations that relate to its ability to dismiss an applicant or lien claim for failure to appear have been reinstated.These regulations […]

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California SB1159 – FAQs

COVID-19 Presumption FAQs The enactment of SB 1159 has raised a lot of questions. Our friends at Sullivan On Comp has compiled answers to the most frequently asked questions in 
this section. The DIR also provides answers to frequently asked questions relating to SB 1159 on its website. What evidence may be used to rebut […]

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CPDM Scholarship Awarded for Fall 2020

CPDM Scholarship Awarded IEA has announced the successful winner of the Fall 2020 scholarship for CPDM.  Our congratulations go to Deandra Ross a benefit specialist at Dimensional Fund Advisors. “There is a huge value to my current and future careers as a absence management professional by obtaining this designation.” Deandra Ross, September 2020 Having worked […]

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California Gov Signs SB1159 Into Law

California SB1159 Signed into Law On September 17th, 2020, California Governor Gavin Newsom signed legislation aimed at protecting workers amid the Covid pandemic. Senate Bill 1159 was written to help California workers remain in the workplace while at the same time ensuring they have the supports they need including necessary medical care and wage replacement […]

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IEA Announces CPDM Scholarship

IEA Announces CPDM Scholarship Thinking of earning your CPDM designation? Concerned about financing your tuition? Consider applying for IEA’s Fall 2020 CPDM scholarship.  IEA offers funding equal to tuition for one class ($599) for eligible candidates. What Does “Eligible Candidate” mean? Candidate is currently – or within the past 12 months – employed within the […]

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California Supreme Court Decision Highlights Cost of the Workers’ Comp Bargain for Injured Workers

Gund v. County of Trinity: Application of the Exclusive Remedy Rule to Members of the Public Assisting in Active Law Enforcement On Aug. 27, 2020, in Gund v. County of Trinity, the California Supreme Court issued a decision that highlights what injured workers must give up as part of the compensation bargain. Labor Code §3602 […]

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IEA Open House

IEA Open House IEA faculty and staff invite you to our upcoming open house! Join us to learn about your training options for Fall 2020 courses. Great Q&A opportunity if you’re still on the fence about the next step in your professional advancement. Get the nitty gritty on courses in: Workers’ Compensation Disability Management Risk […]

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Covid and The Courts – What Will it Mean for Workers’ Compensation?

Covid and The Courts – What Will it Mean for Workers Compensation? A series of recent lawsuits might give employers a sneak peak into how the courts may handle workers’ compensation litigation in the evolving era of the Covid-19 pandemic. In the past three months major corporations such as Amazon, Walmart, and fast-food giant McDonalds […]

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IEA Launches Fall Schedule of Courses

Fall Courses Now Enrolling After a brief hiatus, we’re back!  IEA Fall Courses are now open for enrollment! We’re ready to welcome you back to your course and to your professional development goals. Jump aboard 24/7 for any of our on-demand options or check out our certificate and designation courses starting Fall 2020. Take 5% […]

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Workers’ Compensation – Changes and Challenges in the Era of Covid-19

Changes and Challenges Affecting the Workers’ Compensation Landscape Covid-19 continues to present workers’ compensation payers and providers with changes and challenges the effects of which may linger well into 2021. To help the major players share information and advance efforts to manage a rapidly evolving situation, Health Strategy Associates, LLC, recently conducted a survey of […]

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IEA Resumes Service

Dear Friend, In the more than one-hundred years that IEA has served the insurance and risk management industries, it has proudly stood at the vanguard of many changes. Today I want to tell you about a new development involving changes to IEA as an organization. In June 2020, many of the assets and programs of […]

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Return to Work Issues in the Wake of COVID19

Return to Work issues in the wake of Covid-19 Back in 2010, the WCRI published a study (Recession, Fear of Job Loss, and Return to Work) which posed the question as to what the impact of a doubling of the unemployment rate would have on longer term unemployment. For the purposes of the study, longer-term […]

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Stay Safe – Stay Home – Stay up-to-Date

Social distancing is important for our families, our co-workers, and our communities. And right now we are part of a world-wide family working together to mitigate the unprecedented impact of Covid19. We know there is an undeniable impact to your business, your budget, and your career goals.  Many of you are now working from home. […]

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Medical Marijuana, Proposal in California to Address Workplace Protection

Prop 64 says YES to Marijuana But Doesn’t Address Workplace In 2016 voters in California legalized the use of marijuana by passing proposition 64. This legislation allowed for use of the drug, while at the same time preserving the right of employers to maintain a drug-fee working environment, and the ability to terminate employees who […]

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IN CELEBRATION OF MARCH MADNESS

IN CELEBRATION OF MARCH MADNESS March Madness is around the corner and IEA is celebrating! Save on enrollment fess for Turnkey Adjuster Training bundles as well as SIP Exam Prep. 20% BRACKET BUSTER DISCOUNT THRU MAR 16TH 10% TOURNAMENT DISCOUNT MAR 17 THRU 31ST Use Promo Code: marchmad at the Checkout (offer does not apply to […]

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Soft Skills and Their Importance in Today’s Labor Market

Soft Skills Predict Career Success According to a newly published article by David J. Deming for the National Bureau of Economic Research, there is strong evidence that “soft skills” (also referred to as “non-cognitive” skills) are increasingly important indicators of success both at school and in adult life. Deming references a 2017 survey by the […]

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Essentials in Absence and Disability Management

Essentials in Absence and Disability Management Learn the complexities of disability management and develop the skills you need to implement an efficient and cost effective Integrated Disability and Absence Management (IDAM) plan. The Certified Professional in Disability Management (CPDM) is the nation’s leading curriculum for absence and disability management professionals. Earn a prestigious designation and […]

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The Biggest Challenges for Work Comp Professionals in 2020

The Biggest Challenges for Work Comp Professionals in 2020 Here’s the Top 5! A recent article by Katie Dwyer published by Risk & Insurance referenced a unique survey of attendees at the National Workers’ Compensation and Disability Conference & Expo designed to ascertain what particular challenges the attendees were focused on for the coming year. […]

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IEA Hiring Part-Time Subject Matter Expert for CPDM

What is CPDM? The Certified Professional in Disability Management (CPDM) is the nation’s leading designation for absence and disability management professionals. Created and presented by industry experts, CPDM provides the necessary knowledge and skills needed to manage the day-to-day challenges of health insurance, disability and absence management, and workers’ compensation. Armed with the best possible […]

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Pathways to Success for Work Comp Claims Adjusters

Planning Your Pathway to Success in Work Comp? There’s more than one pathway to your success as a claims adjuster.  As a professional in this industry you want to have confidence in the gravitas of your credentials when you apply for your next job or career advancement. You want to be sure that your training […]

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Work Comp Training – A Critical Part of Your On-Boarding Plan

Training is the Most Critical Component of On-Boarding Got new hires? A critical part of your on-boarding plan involves good training. This ensures your newest team members get up to speed quickly, and have the level of knowledge and skill they need to be at their most productive. Not all Work Comp Training is the […]

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Is Disability Management Your Next Career Move?

Disability Management Courses We live and work in an era when many variables change on a constant basis. Fortunately the impact of unpredictable and often challenging circumstances can be greatly minimized by implementing an effective Integrated Disability and Absence Management (IDAM) program. When efficiently implemented, IDAM significantly increases an organization’s productivity, reduces costs, and minimizes […]

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Spring Sale Ends Soon

Spring Sale Ends Soon IEA’s Spring Sale on Semester programs is about to end!  Choose your semester program and enroll by January 10th to save 5% on your enrollment fees.  Choose from courses in workers’ compensation, disability management, fraud identification and risk management.  Use promo code SP20SM at the online checkout and enroll TODAY! Workers’ […]

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Work Comp Newsflash

Work Comp Newsflash! Vocational Schools, Vouchers, and Computers Did you know that Vocational Schools can no longer charge for a computer against the voucher? Find out why and how at IEA’s upcoming 3-hour CE approved workshop focused on the New Work Comp Laws for 2020. This could literally save thousands of dollars! Professor David Chectuti […]

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Think 2020 Career Goals – Think IEA

Think Goals – Think IEA Thinking about your 2020 career plans? We’ve got you covered. Whether you are an industry newbie, or you are focused on improving skills and professional prospects, IEA has got you covered. Check out our range of designation and certificate programs and get your goals in gear for 2020. Early Bird […]

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New Workers’ Compensation Laws 2020

It’s that time of year again! The IEA and Professor David Chetcuti proudly announce our annual New Laws seminar. Join us in exploring the new workers’ compensation laws for 2020, why they are necessary, and the inevitable loopholes that some may try to exploit. Plus we have a HUGE bonus topic to share with you. […]

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Happy Holidays from IEA

Happy Holidays and Season’s Greetings from IEA May your days be filled with peace, hope and joy this Holiday season. As always, thank you for your business, loyalty and support. We look forward to serving all of your professional training needs in the coming year. Best wishes, The Team at IEA

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Cyber Monday Special on Select Workers’ Comp Products

Cyber Monday Special on Workers’ Comp Cyber Monday savings! Take 15% off the list price on these select IEA workers’ comp training products. Savings apply to purchases made Cyber Monday only. Use Coupon code at the bottom of the page when you enroll. Turnkey Training for Workers’ Comp Adjusters Meets the 120 classroom hours and […]

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Workers’ Compensation 101

Workers’ Compensation 101 Just getting started in the world of workers’ compensation, you’ll need a good foundation in the laws, language and basic principles. Start with the Basics…End with Success We’ll get you started on the right path with our Workers’ Compensation 101 program. It’s a two-day tour-de-force through the world of comp.  We’ll get […]

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Spring 2020 Schedule of Classes

IEA Announces Spring 2020 Schedule of Classes IEA has announced its Spring 2020 schedule of classes. Choose from a wide range of training options in workers’ compensation, disability management, fraud identification, risk management and essential soft skills! Early Bird Pricing for Spring 2020 Enroll by January 10th and benefit from 5% discount on your semester […]

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Essential Soft Skills for Risk and Insurance Professionals

Essential Soft Skills – The Key to Team Profiency We hear it every day. Hard skill competencies are high, yet organizational objectives often remain unfulfilled. Why? Because teams often lack the essential soft skills needed to operate at peak proficiency. It’s the critical, but often overlooked ingredient for optimal success.At IEA we’ve listened to your […]

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Insurance and the Gig Economy

Insurance Issues and the Gig Economy Key Issues and Concerns for Insurance and the GIG Economy For a number of years there have been conflicting reports on how the GIG economy affects insurance, and how insurance affects the GIG economy.  The key issues and concerns are often not fully understood. Join IEA for a fast-paced […]

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New Workers’ Compensation Laws 2020

It’s that time of year again! The IEA and Professor David Chetcuti proudly announce our annual New Laws seminar. Join us in exploring the new workers’ compensation laws for 2020, why they are necessary, and the inevitable loopholes that some may try to exploit. Plus we have a HUGE bonus topic to share with you. […]

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Productivity Management for Risk and Insurance Professionals

Productivity Management for Risk and Insurance Professionals Productivity management is one of the biggest challenges for employers.  Skills such as managing time, aligning priorities with corporate goals, focusing attention clearly on key priorities, and learning to problem solve when challenges arise, are skills that we don’t always learn in school. Yet we hear all the […]

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Workers’ Compensation 101

Workers’ Compensation 101 Just getting started in the world of workers’ compensation? You need a good foundation in the laws, language and basic principles. Start with the Basics…End with Success We’ll get you started on the right path with our Workers’ Compensation 101 program. You’ll get up-to-speed quickly on the major concepts and theories so […]

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Turnkey Training in Workers’ Compensation Claims Adjusting

Thinking about a career in Workers’ Compensation claims adjusting? You’ll need training. But not just any training! You need programs that offer the tools and skills that not only maximize your on-the-job success from day 1, but distinguish you as a recognized professional in your field. At IEA, we don’t just train professionals like you, […]

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IEA Announces CPDM Scholarship Recipient

IEA Announces CPDM Scholarship Recipient The IEA has announced its recipient of the Fall 2019 CPDM Scholarship offered by IEA in partnership with the Disability Management Employer Coalition (DMEC). Our congratulations go to Nina F. Cail, a Disability Management Consultant in the Human Resources Department at UCLA Health Services. “This scholarship awards me the opportunity to […]

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Workplace Ageism – Can Your Company Afford the Cost?

Workplace Ageism – Can Your Company Afford the Cost? Employers take note! The cost of ageism in the workplace is staggering!  With payouts of $80.4 million in age discrimination settlements from 2010-2018 it’s an issue that employers cannot afford to mismanage. So says an article by Hiscox Insurance published recently in riskandinsurance.com which offered other […]

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IEA Announces 2019 Student of the Year

IEA Announces 2019 Student of the Year IEA has announced its 2019 student of the year. Our congratulations go to Crystal Arellano of AmTrust Financial who has been awarded a $500 Amazon Gift Certificate in recognition of her outstanding commitment to professional development and continuing education. Crystal is a long time learner. She earned both […]

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Early Bird Pricing Expires Friday September 13th

Early Bird Pricing Expires Friday September 13th If you missed the early bird deadline to save 5% on your  Fall semester course don’t worry! We’ve extended the deadline until midnight tomorrow, September 13th. Choose any program from the following series and simply enter promo code IEAFA19SM. Choose from Designation and Certificate Programs Associate in Risk […]

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Thanks for Participating in our WCCA Survey

Thanks for Participating in Our WCCA Survey A huge thanks to all of our valued students for participation in our recent WCCA survey. Your input ensures that IEA continues to respond to the evolving training needs of the workers’ compensation industry. Congratulations to the winner of our $50 Amazon Gift Card. The lucky recipient was […]

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IEA is Moving

IEA is Moving Heads up!  IEA is moving its offices this month.  Effective September 23rd, IEA’s new office location will be: 7755 Center Avenue, Suite 1100 Huntington Beach, CA 92647 Our web address and phone numbers remain unchanged: www.ieatraining.org Ph: (714) 689-0090 | info@ieatraining.org Please share with your colleagues, and your accounts department. Fall Programs […]

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Work Comp Training – A Critical Part of Your On-Boarding Plan

Training is the Most Critical Component of On-Boarding Got new hires? A critical part of your on-boarding plan involves good training. This ensures your newest team members get up to speed quickly, and have the level of knowledge and skill they need to be at their most productive. Not all Work Comp Training is the […]

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IEA Student of the Year

IEA Student of the Year….Could it be YOU? Heads up! In recognition of the hard work and dedication of our students and their ongoing commitment to professional education, we will soon be selecting the IEA Student of the Year! Winner Gets a $500 Amazon Certificate! Using criteria such as number of classes passed as well […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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The Changing Face of Liability – What Are The New Gray Areas?

The Changing Face of Liability – What Are the New Gray Areas? The liability landscape has been evolving rapidly as technological, social and economic trends change. So says Liberty Mutual Insurance in a recently published article for RISK&INSURANCE. The article asserts that there are three major factors at play which complicate the liability landscape for […]

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IEA Fall Class Schedule Now Available

IEA’s Fall Class Schedule is Now Available IEA’s Fall schedule of classes is now open for enrollment and there is plenty on the menu! Whether you are embarking on your professional development goals or you’re continuing your career focused educational objectives, we’ve got you covered. Taking a Designation? If you’re expanding your career potential through […]

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Workers’ Compensation 101

Workers’ Compensation 101 Just getting started in the world of workers’ compensation, you’ll need a good foundation in the laws, language and basic principles. Start with the Basics…End with Success We’ll get you started on the right path with our Workers’ Compensation 101 program. It’s a two-day tour-de-force through the world of comp.  We’ll get […]

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Amazon Invests $700m in Workforce Retraining

Amazon Invests Bigtime in Its Current Workforce Amazon is one of the large corporations impacted by the current competitive labor market. With the US unemployment rate at a 50 year low it has become challenging to attract and retain the right candidates for roles across all skill levels. This means employers must either loosen their […]

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IICF 2019 Golf Tournament

IICF 2019 Golf Tournament September 19, Mission Viejo, CA Come join industry colleagues at the IICF 2019 Golf Tournament. Help raise funds and awareness to fight child abuse and neglect in Orange County. IICF hold the Insuring the Children Golf Tournament on September 19th at Arroyo Trabuco Golf Club in Mission Viejo. Sponsorships AND players are invited! Since it’s […]

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July 4th Savings on IEA Classes

July 4th on IEA Classes – Take 10% off Your Next Course It’s 4th of July and IEA is celebrating!  Through midnight July 4th we’re offering a 10% discount on ALL IEA programs.  Great way to kickstart your Fall schedule and save dollars on your training budget.  Check out the range of options available and […]

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IEA Fall Class Schedule Now Available

IEA’s Fall Class Schedule is Now Available Summer’s just here but it’s never too early to plan for Fall. IEA’s Fall schedule of classes is now open for enrollment and there is plenty on the menu! Whether you are embarking on your professional development goals or you’re continuing your career focused educational objectives, we’ve got […]

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IEA Exhibiting at the 2019 DMEC Annual Conference

2019 DMEC Annual Conference – Washington D.C. August 2019 Excited to announce IEA will be 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 Progressive Solutions for Leave Professionals Join the wider community of leave professionals and learn the […]

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What makes a workers’ compensation claims team tick?

What makes a workers’ compensation claims team tick? Not all workers’ compensation claims teams are created equal.  What are the factors that make one team out-perform others by measurable margins? The annual Workers’ Compensation Benchmarking Study published by Rising Medical Solutions found that only 24% of claims operations are high performers.  The study used claims […]

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July 1st Compliance Headaches?

July 1st CE Compliance Headaches? July 1st is looming! For workers’ compensation professionals this means CE compliance! Oooops! Have you got your hours? Don’t worry! We’ve got you covered. Sometimes it’s a challenge to even know what your compliance requirements are because different roles in workers’ compensation have different CE requirements. We’ve made it a […]

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Professional Development Survey Results

IEA Announces Results of Professional Development Survey IEA recently distributed its first Professional Development Survey! Our goal? To better understand our customer needs in professional development and training. In the spirit of our mission to inform our industry, this survey provides a unique comparison of salaries and benefits, job satisfaction and motivational factors in the risk, insurance and […]

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Workers’ Compensation Classes Start Next Week

Earn a Certificate or Designation in Workers’ Compensation IEA’s workers’ compensation classes are the most recognized and sought after among employers in California. Choose from classes that range from foundation level all the way through advanced curricula!  Whether you’re just getting started, are looking for professional training for a team member, or you’re ready to […]

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Workers’ Compensation Fraud

Workers’ Compensation Fraud – Separating Fake from Real Workers’ compensation fraud is a huge financial burden on employers and taxpayers.  Identifying fraud and taking appropriate steps to mitigate its impact is a key risk management strategy for any organization. Stacey Gunn, Assistant Vice President for Keenan’s SIU/Fraud Unit blogged recently on this very issue.  Gunn […]

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Self Insured Administrator Exam Prep

Self Insured Administrators take note! If you’re taking the SIP test you want the best possible chance for success, right? IEA, your trusted source for the highest quality professional training in workers’ comp will launch its new Self Insured Administrator (SIP) test prep program soon! Developed and presented by industry experts, this program offers the […]

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Writing: An Essential Skill for Risk and Insurance Professionals

Writing: The daily skill you use the most What skill do you use the most each workday? In most businesses and professions, it’s writing. In fact business writing is the most essential skill you use on a daily basis.  Clear, concise writing makes your ideas easier to read and understand. According to The Harvard Business […]

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8 Claims Practices that Risk Managers Need to Stop Doing

Check out this informative article by Allen Melton and Jeffrey Phillips published by RISK&INSURANCE! Instead of hoping losses won’t occur, presume that they will and PLAN accordingly.  From building out your loss recovery team to using disasters and losses as learning opportunities, there are several strategies you can implement IN ADVANCE of any potential losses […]

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WorkPartners ELEVATE WC Leadership Conference

IEA’s Patty Carlson attended the WorkPartners Elevate WC Leadership Conference this week in San Diego, California.  Speakers included Carlos Luna of Risico and Dr. Peggy Sugarman, Work Comp Director for the City and County of San Francisco and IEA Board Member.  Also presenting was Ken Hernandez, who was the Risk Manager for the Country of […]

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Introduction to Workers’ Compensation Claims

Introduction to Workers’ Compensation Claims Launch your professional path in workers’ compensation today. Sign up for IEA’s Introduction to Workers’ Compensation Claims class and delve deep into the principles and theories of California workers’ compensation. Great starter program for those interested in a career in claims adjusting or planning to progress to further studies such […]

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Practical Skills in Workers’ Compensation

Practical Skills in Workers’ Compensation IEA’s Claims Practitioner in Workers’ Compensation (CPWC) certificate program provides practical skills in workers’ compensation for new claims adjusters and anyone who needs knowledge of the culture, language, and laws affecting workers’ compensation. Tracks for new Claims Adjusters There are three tracks for newly hired claims adjusters: Indemnity, Medical Only, […]

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New Workers’ Compensation Laws for 2019

Twelve new workers’ compensation laws came into effect January 1st. Know what they are and how they will affect you. Join IEA and Professor David Chetcuti for our popular annual workshop detailing the new laws as well as a number of critical topics you need to know about. Learn about: The 12 new laws coming […]

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Spring 2019 Schedule of Classes

Spring 2019 Schedule of Classes IEA Spring 2019 schedule of classes is now available.  Choose from a wide range of certificate, designation, and CE programs in: Workers’ Compensation Disability Management Risk Management Fraud Identification New and exciting training opportunities this Spring: Claims Practitioner in Workers’ Comp (CPWC) New tracks available for HR, Investigators, Vendors and […]

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CPCU San Diego Chapter Sponsors Vets for Honor Flight

CPCU San Diego Good Works Luncheon CPCU San Diego Chapter hosted an inspirational Good Works Luncheon this week at C3 Insurance. IEA’s V.P. Sales, Patty Carlson, attended and learned about the honor flight honoring the WWII veterans, and other veterans, with a trip to the memorials in Washington D.C. What an honor to meet these […]

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Spring 2019 Schedule of Classes

Spring 2019 Schedule of Classes Get a head start on your 2019 professional development!  IEA Spring 2019 schedule of classes is now available.  Choose from a wide range of programs in: Workers’ Compensation Disability Management Risk Management Fraud Identification New and exciting training opportunities this Spring: Claims Practitioner in Workers’ Comp (CPWC) New tracks available […]

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Introduction to Workers’ Compensation Claims

Introduction to Workers’ Compensation Claims Are you working in a role that intersects with workers’ compensation claims, such as benefits, HR, or investigations? Are you new to the industry and ready to embark on your professional development path?  If so, IEA’s Introduction to Workers’ Compensation Claims program is the perfect platform to launch your success. […]

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Training in Absence and Disability Management

Can Your Organization Afford to Be Behind the Curve? Employee absence and disability management is a complex jigsaw for most organizations. Federal and state laws and programs can be convoluted. Companies face unpredictable circumstances – exposure to expensive lawsuits, audits for compliance that can cost fees and penalties. Can your organization afford to be behind […]

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Workers’ Comp Classes Start Next Week–Enroll Today!

Workers’ Compensation Classes  Start Next Week! Enroll now in IEA’s Fall 2018 workers’ compensation classes!  Choose courses in the WCCA and WCCP live webinar series starting next week,  or jump aboard anytime on the Claims Practitioner in Workers’ Comp program offered online and on-demand.  Learn from industry experts, earn prestigious professional credentials, AND earn hours […]

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New to Insurance? Start Your Professional Development Here

New to property casualty insurance? Join IEA and expert faculty member, Robin Hodson, for a 10 week course on Property Liability and Insurance Principles Learn what insurance is, who provides it, and who regulates it.  Improve your understanding of general insurance principles and concepts by learning to read an insurance policy, identify loss exposures, and […]

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IEA Courses in Risk Management Start Next Week

Set yourself apart as a respected expert in risk management by earning the nation’s most prestigious designation in the field. IEA, the premier provider of insurance and risk management training programs offers all three courses in the Associate in Risk Management, (ARM) series.  Classes start next week and are led by industry experts in convenient […]

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Early-Bird Special Ends Tomorrow. Enroll NOW!

Enroll NOW! IEA fall 2018 schedule of classes is almost underway but there is still time to save on your course fees! Enroll today and save 5% through September 1st, 2018 on all semester long offerings! Use promo code IEAFA18bl.  Rise above the crowd and distinguish yourself as a dedicated professional in your chosen field! Earn a […]

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Earn Your Designation in Absence and Disability Management

Can Your Organization Afford to Be Behind the Curve? Employee absence and disability management is a complex jigsaw for most organizations. Federal and state laws and programs can be convoluted, companies face unpredictable circumstances including exposure to expensive lawsuits, and audits for compliance that can cost fees and penalties. Can your organization afford to be […]

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Workers’ Compensation for Comp and Non-Comp Professionals

Workers’ Compensation for Comp and Non-Comp Professionals Many professional roles require some knowledge of workers’ compensation: from human resource personnel and health and rehab professionals, to vendors, investigators, and TPAs.  If you could benefit from enhancing your knowledge in work comp, especially where it most affects YOUR role,  IEA has developed a specialized curriculum to […]

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CLASSES for FALL 2018 NOW OPEN. ENROLL TODAY!

Enroll Today! IEA fall 2018 schedule of classes is now open for enrollment.  Rise above the crowd and distinguish yourself as a dedicated professional in your chosen field! Earn a prestigious designation, advance your career goals, and maximize your earning capacity in Workers’ Compensation, Disability Management, Fraud Identification, and Property casualty.  Enroll today and save 5% […]

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Got Your Hours for July 1st?

Got Your Hours for July 1st? If you are a claims adjuster in California you may be scrambling to get your CE hours  by July 1st.  Sound like you or anyone you know? IEA Can Help! We’ve bundled some package options together to streamline the CE process and keep costs in check.  Stay up with […]

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2018 Fraud Fighting and Employment Law Conference

2018 Annual Fraud Fighting and Employment Law Conference. The Employer’s Fraud Task Force hosts its annual 2018 Fraud Fighting and Employment Conference on June 21st and June 22nd, 2018,  in Pala, California. Presented by the Employer’s Fraud Task Force in Collaboration with the Southern California District Attorney’s Workers’ Compensation Consortium, State of California Department of Insurance, and […]

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Introduction to Workers’ Compensation Claims

Take a Summer-time roller coaster ride through the world of workers’ compensation claims! Introduction to Workers’ Compensation Claims, a 15 hour comprehensive workshop, is the ideal launching pad for industry newcomers, and for anyone who can benefit from a thorough grounding in the principles of California workers’ compensation.  Classroom offering available in Oakland, CA, June 6-7, […]

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Training for Absence and Disability Management

Can Your Organization Afford to Be Behind the Curve? Employee absence and disability management is a complex jigsaw for most organizations. Federal and state laws and programs can be convoluted. Companies face unpredictable circumstances – exposure to expensive lawsuits, audits for compliance that can cost fees and penalties. Can your organization afford to be behind […]

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Earn Your Associate in Risk Management this Year!

Want to add value to your organization? Want to add a prestigious and nationally recognized designation to your professional credentials? Want to set yourself apart as a respected expert in your field?  Consider earning your Associate in Risk Management (ARM), the nation’s leading designation for risk managers. When you take the ARM program, you’ll delve […]

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Practical Skills in Workers’ Compensation

Practical Skills for Handling Workers’ Compensation You don’t have to be in the workers’ compensation industry to need a working knowledge of workers’ compensation claims.  IEA’s Claims Practitioner in Workers’ Compensation (CPWC) program provides practical skills training not just for claims adjusters, but for anyone whose professional role requires an understanding of the language, culture, […]

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SUMMER COURSES NOW OPEN! ENROLL TODAY

IEA Summer courses now open for enrollment! Got Summer plans?  Now that most of IEA’s courses are delivered in instructor-led webinars, it’s never been easier to blend your professional development goals with your busy Summer plans.  IEA Summer courses are now open for enrollment.  Choose from a wide range of classes in Workers’ Compensation, Absence and […]

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Certified Professional in Disability Management CPDM

Can your organization afford to be behind the curve? The arena of Employee Disability and Absence Management is hugely complex!  Federal and state laws and programs can be convoluted. Companies like yours face unpredictable circumstances including exposure to expensive lawsuits and costly audits for compliance. All of this can mean huge costs and potential for […]

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Earn Your Associate in Risk Management this Year!

Want to add value to your organization? Want to add a prestigious and nationally recognized designation to your professional credentials? Want to set yourself apart as a respected expert in your field?  Consider earning your Associate in Risk Management (ARM), the nation’s leading designation for risk managers. When you take the ARM program, you’ll delve […]

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Claims Practitioner in Workers’ Compensation

Claims Practitioner in Workers’ Comp is the fastest growing credential program for workers’ comp professionals.  Designed for those entering the industry, those with working experience who need a professional qualification, and anyone who could could benefit from a rigorous curriculum with an emphasis on practical implementation.  Three tracks: Indemnity, Medical Only, and Medical Bill Review.  […]

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New Workers’ Comp Laws, 2018

Did you know that 14 NEW workers’ compensation laws take effect this month? Join IEA and Professor David Chetcuti to learn more about the latest changes in California workers’ comp legislation and how it affects YOU! This annual statewide event rolls out from San Francisco to San Diego in January and February of 2018. In […]

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Do Ethics Matter?

It has been my honor to interact with thousands of insurance professionals in discussing Ethics as it applies to our industry.  For more than 20 years I have taught continuing education classes as required by the California Department of Insurance, for professionals to maintain their licenses.  From this interaction I have been able to make […]

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Has the Dreaded Grey Wave Arrived? What does that mean for the industry?

How can your organization survive and thrive the gray wave? Is it just me or are you finding this as well?  We have been hearing about this for years, but have not really seen it, perhaps because the financial setbacks of the recession forestalled this a bit. However, it seems to have arrived.   Recently, in […]

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Welcome to IEA’s new Website!

  We are excited to launch a new site and learning platform and hope you enjoy it, too.  This allows us to offer an enhanced and streamlined user experience, including a better way to manage student course records. For over 140 years, IEA has served the insurance community with top quality educational opportunities.  From our […]

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