This is the 4th part of 4-part series about considerations for overseas employees:
Return to Work– When developing your workers’ comp program, consider how gradual return to work for overseas assignments will be handled. Where and when will they return to work? Many companies have them resume their original positions overseas, but depending on where medical treatment is provided, consider having overseas employees return to U.S. until fully recovered. Include this infomation in the Employee Brochure or have a separate brochure for overseas employees as many things may be different.
Coordination of Benefits – Make sure short and long term benefits are coordinated with statutory benefits or voluntary workers’ comp benefits. You want to provide coverage with no gaps and no overlaps. Make sure the policies allow offsets for amount paid under other policies.
Emergency Evacuation Plans – Emergency plans must be practiced in advance and posted in conspicuous locations. Phone service (sometimes satellite service) should be tested regularly to ensure it is reliable. Wallet-size instruction cards should be provided for each supervisor and employee with detailed emergency instructions.
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