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Understanding Disability in the Workplace: LTD, STD, Workers' Compensation and Return to Work

On Demand Webinar Credits CLE, NASBA, HR Certification Institute, SHRM

September 23 at 1:00 - 2:30 pm EST

Find out what regulations are impacting your illness and injury programs and how to remain compliant.

This topic will provide you with a thorough analysis and discussion in order to understand the term disability under various states’ workers’ compensation statutes. You will also be provided with an in-depth learning experience covering the various available benefits including Long-Term Disability (LTD) and Short-Term Disability (STD) and the interplay with receipt of workers’ compensation benefits. This information will present specific strategies to assess return-to-work motivation, risks and factors which can impact a prolonged period of disability and create barriers which influence return-to-work outcomes. Finally, the material will address several COVID-19 issues impacting the return-to-work situation for an injured worker.

Learning Objectives

  • You will be able to define disability under various workers’ compensation statutes.
  • You will be able to recognize the impacts of long-term disability (LTD) and short-term disability (STD) benefits toward achieving case closure.
  • You will be able to identify some of the common return-to-work pitfalls to avoid.
  • You will be able to discuss the significant predictive barriers and learn how to intervene and cost-effectively remove those risk barriers for delayed recovery.

Agenda

Introduction
Definition of Disability Under State Statutes
Benefits Available to Injured Workers
  • Workers' Compensation Benefits
  • Medical Benefits
  • Specific Loss and Disfigurement Benefits
Long-Term Disability Benefits
Short-Term Disability Benefits
Return-to-Work Strategy
  • Accessing Return-to-Work Opportunities
  • Risks and Factors
  • Barriers and COVID-19 Issues
  • Return-to-Work Process
  • Successful Outcomes

Who should attend?

This live webinar is designed for human resource managers, safety directors, workers' compensation managers, occupational therapists, benefits professionals, insurance claims and risk managers, controllers, and attorneys.


In Partnership With Lorman Business Center, LLC


Your Instructor


Mary Bergmann
Mary Bergmann
  • Associate in the New York City and Long Island offices of Rawle & Henderson LLP
  • Concentrates practice on the defense of insurance carriers, self-insured entities and third-party administrators against workers’ compensation claims in New York State
  • Has successfully handled matters before the New York Workers’ Compensation Law Board and appeals in the New York State Court of Appeals, the New York State Appellate Division First, Second and Third Departments, and Appellate Term
  • Has also handled matters involving insurance coverage, product liability, casualty and premises liability, auto liability and over-the-road truckers’ liability
  • Admitted to practice in New York, as well as the U.S. District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York
  • J.D. degree, Brooklyn Law School, B.A. degree in political science, Fordham University


Zachary M. Rubinich

Rawle & Henderson LLP
  • Partner in the Philadelphia office of Rawle & Henderson LLP
  • Focuses on the defense of insurance carriers, self-insured entities and third-party administrators against workers’ compensation claims in Pennsylvania
  • Based on his extensive experience, the Pennsylvania Bar Association Workers’ Compensation Law Section has certified him as specialist in the practice of workers’ compensation law
  • Handles all aspects of litigation before workers’ compensation judges, the Workers’ Compensation Appeal Board, the Commonwealth Court and the Pennsylvania Supreme Court
  • Routinely counsels employers, insurance carriers and third-party administrators on claims management, workplace safety, return-to-work programs, employment practices and risk management
  • Chair of the American Bar Association’s Tort Trial and Insurance Practice (TIPS) Workers’ Compensation and Employers’ Liability Law Committee for 2018-2019, served as vice-chair of the committee for 2015-2016, 2016-2017 and 2017-2018
  • Recently appointed to the following ABA leadership positions, effective September 2019: vice-chair of the Litigation and Trial Practice Committee; vice-chair of the Appellate Advocacy Committee; member of the Ethics and Professionalism Standing Committee; and member of the CLE Board Committee
  • Achieved the highest rating in the Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory in 2019 for seventh consecutive year, selected as a 2019 Pennsylvania Super Lawyer by Super Lawyers, and selected by Super Lawyers as a Pennsylvania Rising Star from 2010 - 2014
  • Recently selected as a Fellow of the College of Workers’ Compensation Lawyers Class of 2020
  • Admitted to practice in Pennsylvania
  • J.D. degree, Widener University School of Law; B.A. degree in political science and government, Lycoming College

Credits

  • AL CLE 1.5
  • This course or a portion thereof has been approved by the Alabama State Mandatory Continuing Legal Education Commission for a maximum of 1.5 hours credit.
  • AR CLE 1.5
  • This course has been approved for 1.5 hours of CLE by the Arkansas CLE Board.
  • Arizona CLE 1.5
  • The State Bar of Arizona does not approve or accredit CLE activities for the Mandatory Continuing Legal Education requirement. This activity may qualify for up to 1.5 hours toward your annual CLE requirement for the State Bar of Arizona.
  • CA MCLE 1.5
  • Lorman Business Center, LLC. is a State Bar of California approved MCLE sponsor and this course qualifies for 1.5 CLE hours of participatory credit.
  • CT CLE 1.5
  • Neither the Connecticut Judicial Branch nor the Commission on Minimum Continuing Legal Education approve or accredit CLE providers or activities. This course has been approved for CLE credit in jurisdictions aside from CT and therefore it automatically meets the content and delivery requirements in Connecticut. Credit is based on a 60 minute credit hour and shall be awarded as follows: 1.5 CLE credit(s).
  • HI CLE 1.5
  • This program was approved by the Hawaii State Board of Continuing Legal Education for 1.5 CLE credit hours.
  • IL CLE 1.5
  • This course was approved for a total of 1.5 hours of MCLE Credit by the Illinois MCLE Board.
  • ME CLE 1.5
  • This course has been approved by the State of Maine Board of Overseers of the Bar. Lawyers who complete this course shall receive 1.5 hours of CLE credit under M. Bar R. 12.
  • NH MCLE 1.5
  • NH MCLE does not approve or accredit CLE activities for the NH Minimum CLE requirement. Lorman Education Services believes this course meets the requirement of NH Supreme Court Rule 53 and may qualify for CLE credit(s). Program Length: 90 Minutes.
  • NJ CLE 1.8
  • This program has been approved by the Board on Continuing Legal Education of the Supreme Court of New Jersey for 1.8 hours of total CLE credit.
  • NV CLE 1.5
  • This program has been approved by the Nevada Board of Continuing Legal Education for 1.5 CLE hours.
  • PA CLE 1.5
  • This Distance Learning program has been approved by the Pennsylvania Continuing Legal Education Board for 1.5 hours of substantive law, practice and procedure CLE credit.
  • RI CLE 1.5
  • This program has been approved by the Rhode Island Mandatory Continuing Legal Education Commission for 1.5 hours of CLE credit.
  • VT CLE 1.5
  • This program has been approved by the Mandatory Continuing Legal Education Board of Vermont for 1.5 hours of CLE credit.
  • WA CLE 1.5
  • This program has been approved by the Washington State Board of Continuing Legal Education for 1.5 hours of Law & Legal Procedure credit.
  • WI CLE 1.5
  • This program has been approved by the Board of Bar Examiners for 1.5 hours for use toward the Wisconsin Mandatory CLE requirement.
  • WV MCLE 1.8
  • This program has been approved by the West Virginia State Bar MCLE Commission for 1.8 MCLE hours.
  • HR Certification Institute 1.5
  • This program has been approved for 1.5 (General) recertification credit hours toward aPHR(TM), aPHRi(TM), PHR®, PHRca®, SPHR®, GPHR®, PHRi(TM) and SPHRi(TM)recertification through HR Certification Institute® (HRCI®). For more information about certification or recertification, please visit the HR Certification Institute website at www.hrci.org.
  • SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP Preferred ProviderSHRM 1.5
  • Lorman Education Services is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for the SHRM-CPSM or SHRM-SCPSM. This program is valid for 1.5 PDC(s) for the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit www.shrmcertification.org.
  • National Registry of CPE SponsorsCPE 1.8 including Personnel/HR 1.8
  • Lorman Education Services is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its web site: https://www.nasbaregistry.org/cpas/complaints. CPE Credit: Maximum Credit Hours: 1.8 each session (based on a 50 minute credit hour). You must attend at least 50 minutes to obtain credit. Field of Study: Personnel/HR for 1.8 hours. Prerequisite: . Level of Knowledge: Intermediate. Teaching Method: Seminar/Lecture. Advance Preparation: None. Delivery Method: Group Internet Based. Please refer to the information in this brochure for outline, course content and objectives. Upon completion of this course, you will receive a certificate of attendance. Final approval of a course for CPE credit belongs with each state's regulatory board. Please note: In order to receive CPE credit for this course you MUST use the streaming audio option, as well as enable and complete the required progress checks.

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Frequently Asked Questions


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The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
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