Workers' Compensation

Winter Weather Hazards

By  Heather Hughes | 11/10/2022 12:35 pm

If your job responsibilities include snow and ice removal during the winter months, you could face a variety of safety and health hazards.

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Risk & Insurance Symposium Update

By  Heather Hughes | 8/4/2022 7:30 am

The 2022 Risk & Insurance Symposium is only a few weeks away and is gearing up to be one of the best yet! This year’s Symposium is being held on August 24th - 26th at the Franklin Marriott Cool Springs in Franklin, Tennessee.

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2022 Risk & Insurance Symposium

By  Heather Hughes | 7/7/2022 7:00 am

We hope that everyone is as excited as we are for the 2022 Risk and Insurance Symposium! This year, we are rolling out numerous new sessions, features and activities.

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Workers' Compensation Audits

By  Halie Gallik | 7/7/2022 7:00 am

At the conclusion of each policy period, Public Entity Partners, through EXL Services, conducts an annual Workers’ Compensation Audit of members’ annual payrolls for the expiring policy period. EXL Services will reach out via a mailed letter to initiate the scheduling of your entity’s audit, which is typically completed by uploading payroll records to an online portal. EXL may also send someone onsite to your location to collect the needed information.

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Webinar - Tennessee Drug Free Workplace

By  Heather Hughes | 3/3/2022 7:00 am

Public Entity Partners will present a webinar on the Tennessee Drug Free Workplace Program on March 30th at 1 p.m. CST/2 p.m. EST. This webinar will be hosted by Lance Wheaton, program coordinator, Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development, Drug Free Workplace Program.

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REWARD Program Webinar

By  Halie Gallik | 12/9/2021 7:00 am

Workers’ compensation ensures that injured workers have access to medical care. It also covers wage replacement, depending on the amount of time an injured employee is unable to return to work. Successful workers’ compensation programs are partnerships designed to keep employees safe and free from accidents and injury through risk management. In the event an injury or accident does occur, they also provide treatment so injured employees are able to return to work at or as close to their pre-injury conditions as possible.

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Congratulations to Claims Staffers

By  Halie Gallik | 10/1/2021 9:00 am

After 25 years of working with local government employees as part of Public Entity (PE) Partners’ claims department, Michele Williams retired on September 30th. As the workers’ compensation claims supervisor, Michele was responsible for the workload of each of the nine workers’ compensation adjusters, in addition to working directly with claimants and members. PE Partners members who have had the opportunity to work with Michele know that she brings a sense of calm and consistency to everything she does.

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Webinar Series Launches for Fall 2021

By  Halie Gallik | 9/3/2021 4:00 pm

Join us for the Partnering for Success webinar series to increase your knowledge on current risk management exposures and topics for public entities. All webinars are free for PE Partners members.

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BWC Announces Free Employer Training

By  Heather Hughes | 8/2/2021 2:00 pm

Although sound risk management practices can reduce the number and severity of work-related injuries, it is not possible to eliminate every accident or injury. When injuries and accidents do occur, a foundational goal of the workers’ compensation system is to provide prompt medical care to injured employees, and provide a pathway to recovery and returning to the workforce.

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Critical Notice - Workers' Compensation Claims

By  Halie Gallik | 10/27/2020 8:00 pm

When an employee has a work-related injury, the Bureau of Workers’ Compensation requires an Employer’s First Report of Work Injury or Illness (Form C-20) be completed. The Form C-20 initiates a workers’ compensation claim and is a required filing with the Bureau of Workers’ Compensation, so the filing needs to be accurate and thorough. Please ensure your organization understands all the information that is required by the Bureau of Workers' Compensation.

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