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How Workers Comp Weekly Rate Is Calculated – Temporary Total Disability

Workers Comp Weekly Rate for TTD – The Basics Workers Comp weekly rates for TTD in all states are calculated differently. Workers are all deserving of the benefits beyond their efforts to work on time. They need financial help from their employers while they are suffering from injuries that they

Temporary Partial Disability – Misunderstood Benefit

Temporary Partial Disability The Workers Compensation benefit Temporary Partial Disability (TPD) is likely one of the more misunderstood benefits.  A quick review  of the three main types of paid disability benefits under WC are: Temporary Total – paid when a workers is completely out of work, usually at 2/3 of

FMLA With Workers Comp Return To Work – Expensive Mistake

FMLA With Workers Comp Return To Work The relationship of FMLA  with Workers Comp Return to Work is still an area of much confusion even today.   The FMLA has been in existence since 1993. I do not claim to be an FMLA (Family Medical Leave Act) expert whatsoever.  That issue

New Mexico Supreme Court – Bad Decision on Temporary Total Disability

New Mexico Supreme Court Turns TTD into PTD The New Mexico Supreme Court recently ruled that Temporary Total (TTD) can be a permanent disability.  These types of decisions are often not underwritten by the Workers Compensation carrier. As discussed earlier in this blog, the WC insurance process is a delayed system.  The

Shocking Discovery – Workers Compensation Insurance Began 2050 BC

Ancient Sumeria Invented Workers Compensation Insurance The origins of Workers Compensation Insurance is much more ancient than in the early 1900’s.  I had always thought the beginnings of the WC system involved merchant ships or started in Wisconsin. This article from the State of Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development  (DWD)

Paying Supplemental Wages While Injured Employee TTD

Paying Supplemental Wages To Injured Employees Analyzed Is Paying Supplemental Wages while injured employee is TTD OK? I was asked this question twice over the last month.  This is one of those areas where an employer wants to help an injured employee by paying his/her shortfall while the employee is out

Temporary Disability Period Shows Signs of Impending Disaster

Temporary Disability Period Shows Signs Of A Crisis The Temporary Disability period showed signs of deterioration of the return to work function.   I was supposed to post on premium audits and classification by analogy. I then read a report from the NCCI that was astounding to me. I will

Debit Cards For Workers Comp Temporary Total Payments

Debit Cards Payments Money Management By Injured Employee Having debit cards for WC payments seems like a good idea. I will be traveling to the Workers Compensation Conference in Las Vegas next week. I usually attend a national conference every 5- 7 years. My last conference attendance was the RIMS

Temporary Total Disability Period Increases Nationwide

Temporary Total Disability Period Claims In a recent workers compensation study by NCCI , the total disability period for injured workers indicated the Temporary Total Disability (TTD) period had increased sharply over the last three years. I decided to check a few numbers their study produced to see if there

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