RESOURCES & INFORMATION
Aside from the aggressive Safety/Loss Control, Risk Management, and Claims Management we do for our clients, Samuel Hale was granted and approved for a program through the DIR, that allows us to use a separate Judicial System to resolve Workers Compensation Disputes. Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR). ADR statistically cuts claims costs by 50%, becomes an assistant to lower client Experience Modifications, and helps remove the “Friction” from the claims process.
A labor code “Carve-Out” is a provision of workers’ compensation reform legislation. Samuel Hale was approved by the State of California under Labor Code 3201.7 to conduct business under this provision which allows an employer to form a labor-management alternative workers’ compensation program known as a “Carve-Out.” The key feature of this carve-out is an ADR process.
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In order to be covered under the Samuel Hale program, the employees are required to sign the PACT PLUS Labor Agreement. In turn, we provide those employees with a defined Pension Contribution, 24 Hour Access to our Company Doctor via TeleHealth, and access to additional Benefits.
Samuel Hale’s unique and exclusive ADR Program is designed to speed up the claims process eliminating any delays, removes the friction and the waiting, approve injured employees care quicker, and get employees back to work in a timely manner.
An Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) process is judicial procedure used for settling disputes without litigation. LC 3201.7 utilizes an ADR process to expedite workers’ compensation claims and minimize the costs and time of an employee-related injury through the use of an Ombudsman, Mediation and Arbitration.
Every new client gets assigned a Safety Manager. The Safety Manager will do an initial walkthrough and provide a list of deliverables that can enhance the work environment from a safety perspective. They can help create safety handbooks, IIPPs, and assist in running safety meetings. They will also provide a Quarterly walk through and are available Monthly when needed. The Safety Manager will also provide a Mock OSHA visit to get the client ready for future OSHA visits. The Safety Manager will also attend the scheduled OSHA visit with the client. Safety Managers will also assist in implementing return to work programs.
All payroll and claim losses are reported to the WCIRB under the Client.
The artificial inflammation of workers’ comp claims, typically through fraud or unnecessary litigation.
LINKS OF INTEREST
WCIRB 2021 Report on the State of the California Workers’ Compensation Insurance System
WCIRB 2020 Report on the State of the California Workers’ Compensation Insurance System
WCIRB 2019 Report on the State of the California Workers’ Compensation Insurance System
WCIRB 2018 Report on the State of the California Workers’ Compensation Insurance System