Often it is assumed the designated adjuster(s) working on your workers compensation files is a good adjuster. But, you know what “they” say about “assuming.” Use these eight tips to judge your adjuster(s) overall ability and effectiveness.
1. Timely Contact with All Parties
2. The Accuracy of Reserves
4. Payments Timely
5. The Number of Employees Lost to Attorneys
The good adjuster stays in contact with employees out on workers comp. The great adjuster builds rapport with the employees and the employees make an effort to keep their adjuster informed as to their medical progress and their ability to return to work. The poor adjuster has a higher percentage of employees represented by an attorney then the good adjuster. As the percentage of employees represented by attorneys is impacted by the legal climate in your locale, you must consider the results of your adjuster compared to other adjusters in the same locale.
6. Knowledge of Workers Compensation
7. Claim Quality Audit Scores
8. Closed Files Reopened
Author Rebecca Shafer, JD, President of Amaxx Risks Solutions, Inc. is a national expert in the field of workers compensation. She is a writer, speaker, and website publisher. Her expertise is working with employers to reduce workers compensation costs, and her clients include airlines, healthcare, printing/publishing, pharmaceuticals, retail, hospitality, and manufacturing. See www.LowerWC.com for more information. Contact: RShafer@ReduceYourWorkersComp.com or 860-553-6604.
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