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Jodi Mathy

Recent Posts by Jodi Mathy:

Changes Ahead for Workers Compensation Law

Wisconsin may still see some reforms to our Workers Compensation Law during this current legislative session. The Workers Compensation Advisory Council’s Agreed Bill SB-536 was passed unanimously by the Committee on Labor and Government Reform February 4, 2016 and is now available for final approval by both the senate and the house before heading to Governor Walker’s desk.

 

4 Steps to Finding the Best Care for Your Injured Workers

 The workers' compensation system in each state provides a mechanism to make medical care available to individuals when they have a work-related injury. Some states allow employers to direct care while others allow the injured worker to choose a physician. Most states provide unlimited care to cure or relieve the work-related injury or illness. But therein lies the problem. 

 

Start with the Employee Experience for Better Workers Compensation Claims Management

JODI MATHY
Senior Claims Consultant at HNI 

Let’s face it, work injuries are going to happen. Medical costs are going to continue to increase. Lawyers are going to continue to knock insurance companies in order to snatch up clients.

So how are you going to mitigate your losses? The time has come for employers to shake their cynicism about work injuries and injured workers.

Yes, there will always be those who want to “work the system.”  But the fact is, the majority of workers compensation claims are legitimate.

Topics: Safety / Compliance

Employer Guide: How to Set Up Chiropractic Care for Work Injuries

JODI MATHY
HNI Senior Claims Specialist

Imagine this scenario: You have an employee who's been injured on the job. Chiropractic care is a treatment option. You can't choose the chiropractor for them, but you hope that your employee finds a chiropractor who's committed to improving your worker's wellness and will help your worker move on if treatment isn't progressing.

Topics: Construction Transportation Safety / Compliance Manufacturing

Simplifying Subrogration: Basics That Every Business Owner Should Know

JODI MATHY
Senior Claims Consultant at HNI

Subrogation is critical to controlling claims cost, yet the subrogation process can be tough to wrap your head around.

Topics: Transportation

Is the Beloved Company Picnic Exposing You to Risk?

JODI MATHY
Senior Claims Consultant at HNI

The sun is shining, the birds are signing, and Memorial Day is around the corner – finally!  After a long winter, it’s no surprise that many companies are ready to celebrate with a picnic or some other corporate shindig.

Topics: Leadership / Strategy

Can You Save by Paying Medical-Only Work Comp Claims Yourself?

JODI MATHY
Senior Claims Consultant at HNI

Can you save money by paying small medical-only claims directly and not reporting them to your insurer? This is a question often asked by small to mid-sized clients trying to control their experience rating. There are several factors to factor when considering this practice:

Topics: Construction Transportation Safety / Compliance Manufacturing

The 4 Biggest Risks in the Hiring Process

JANINE TRACY
Director of People at HNI

A lot of our customers are in growth mode, which is exciting to witness and help enable.  But growth often means hiring – which can expose an organization to risk.   

10 Red Flags for Employee Work Injury Compensation Fraud

JODI MATHY
HNI Senior Claims Consultant

Work comp claims are no picnic for employers or employees.

Topics: Construction Transportation Safety / Compliance Manufacturing

Workplace Incident Report: 7 Immediate Steps to Take After an Injury

The moment an employee injury occurs, it initiates a sequence of events that can last for weeks or even months. But no matter how prolonged the recovery period, the first 24 hours after an injury are the most crucial. To respond effectively to an incident, the majority of the action items should occur within 24 hours.

Topics: Construction Transportation Safety / Compliance Manufacturing