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Claim Forms – Things to know:

C240 Form:  Employer’s Statement of Wage Earnings (Prior to the Date of Accident) Give gross weekly earnings for the 52 week period immediately prior to the date of the accident. If the injured worker has not worked at the same work for a year or a substantial part of the year give the weekly gross

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Considering First Aid? – Things to know:

First aid is not intended for neck, back, hip and joint injuries. Example of first aid claims includes lacerations, foreign body in the eye, nail bed injuries, etc. If a claim is questionable do not pay it as first aid. If the claim goes beyond first aid you must advise us immediately. Employers are required

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Filing NYSIF Work Comp Claims – Things to know:

The electronic first report of injury report (eFroi) is a legal document and YOUR statement regarding the alleged accident. Do not let the injured worker complete form on your behalf. We suggest you phrase accident details with “injured worker alleges….” Or “injured worker claims…..”. If the accident occurred on a construction OCIP/CCIP job the claim

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OSHA 10 Hour Construction Safety Course

Join us for our OSHA 10 Hour Construction Safety Course. But hurry space is limited. Sign up to join us on May 30th and 31st in our Harrison Office for this course. This is a course every business owner, safety manager, supervisor, human resource personnel should take….don’t miss out. A few included topics are the new OSHA’s

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OSHA 30-HOUR CONSTRUCTION SAFETY

July 30 & 31st August 1 & 2nd This course meets the training requirements of New York State Labor Law 220-h. This regulation requires all laborers, workers, and mechanics, working on construction, reconstruction, maintenance and/or repair of public work, where the total cost of all work to be performed under the contract is at least

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Your W/C Responsibilities as an Employer

When an employee has a workers compensation injury you need to take action. Communication – stay in touch with your employees while they are out of work to obtain updates and encourage the injured worker to return to work as soon as possible. Request Out of Work slips for all lost time periods. Report immediately – filing claims

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Keep safety awareness in everyone’s thought process

What can you do right now to bring some attention and awareness to work place safety? Print out the posters below and utilize them to remind your employees to stay safe. NYSIF Downloadable Safety Posters: Stay Focused Safety Poster Organization Is Key Poster Right Equipment Safety Poster Safe Distance Poster Want more resources? OSHA step by

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Workers’ Comp Accident Investigation

Accident investigations are a critical part of your safety procedures and Workers’Compensation program. It will help identify fraud and provide evidence for hearings, it will document root cause and corrective measures taken to comply with OSHA’s general duty regulation and it will give you the information you will need to prevent future workers compensation claims.

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OSHA 10 Hour Construction Safety Course

Join us for our OSHA 10 Hour Construction Safety Course. But hurry space is limited. Sign up to join us on April 19th and 20th in 6800 Jericho Turnpike Syosset, NY 11791 US. This is a course every business owner, safety manager, supervisor, human resource personnel should take….don’t miss out. A few included topics are the new

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NYSIF Safety Group Electronic OSHA Filing Q & A

When determining number of employees what type of employees so I include? All employees in at your establishment need to be included, for example all part time, seasonal, clerical, principles, etc.  I have 20-249 employees and I am in construction, do I need to electronically file with OSHA? Yes, all construction NAICS codes are included

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NYSIF Standardizes Premium Payment Terms for All Policyholders

Effective December 1, 2017, the New York State Insurance Fund will standardize the due dates of policyholder premium payments, impose a late payment fee if premium is not paid when due, and shorten the time frame for placement in nonpayment cancellation. Important Information Late fees will only be charged on active policies. Payments received after

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OSHA 10 Hour Construction Safety Course

Join us for our OSHA 10 Hour Construction Safety Course. But hurry space is limited. Sign up to join us on December 13th and 14th in our Harrison Office for this course. This is a course every business owner, safety manager, supervisor, human resource personnel should take….don’t miss out. A few included topics are the new OSHA’s

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Webinar: NEW Respirable Crystalline Silica Construction Standard

Webinar information:  1 hour Name: NEW Respirable Crystalline Silica Construction Standard Date and hour:  9:00 am Thursday Nov 30th The new Respirable Crystalline Silica in Construction Standard represents a significant change to how silica containing dust needs to be managed in the workplace.  While previous requirements were limited to a maximum concentration in air that

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OSHA Recordkeeping Update

1.  Contact OSHA within 8 hours of a work related fatality.2. Contact OSHA within 24 hours of a work related in-patient hospitalization, amputation or loss of eye.Situations that do not require you to contact OSHA under the serious injury rule: Serious Injury resulting from a motor vehicle accident on a public street or highway (except in a construction work

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Workers’ Comp Accident Investigation

Accident investigations are a critical part of your safety procedures and Workers’Compensation program. An in-house accident investigation will provide the following benefits: Secure witness and injured worker statements. Provides evidence against fraudulent or denied claims. Preserves the accident scene at the time of the loss. Obtains valuable information for any 3rd party recovery efforts. Provide

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Prescription Benefits for NYSIF Workers’ Compensation Claims

NYSIF’s pharmacy benefits management program offers the option for a claimant to obtain medication for a work-related injury or illness through the CareComp Network of CVS Caremark. This does not change a injured worker’s right to use any pharmacy to obtain medication necessary to treat such an injury or illness. Use the CVS Caremark Pharmacy Locator or

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Workers Comp Fraud

  Leading the Fight on Fraud The State Insurance Fund has been leading the fight on fraud with their arrest record nearing the 1,000 mark. State Insurance Fund’s special investigation unit, the Division of Confidential Investigations (DCI) is comprised of white collar crime investigators, most with over 20 years of law enforcement experience with top

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Fraud: These are some “Red Flag” indicators to be aware of.

Everyone plays a role in combating fraud. Being aware of some “red flags” will help prompt additional questions and/or investigations into these issues. Accident occurs on a Monday morning or late on a Friday and is not reported until the following Monday. What occurred over the weekend or during days off? The accident occurs just

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What Can You Do to Stop Fraud?

An employer is the first line of defense.  Fraud prevention should be an important function of your accident investigations process.  Below are some steps that can be added to your accident investigation to assist in preventing fraud: § Immediately following an accident or incident complete a full accident investigation. § Take statements from all witnesses.

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New OSHA Recordkeeping Requirements

1. ALL EMPLOYERS must follow the serious injury rule and…. Contact OSHA within 8 hours of a work related fatality. Contact OSHA within 24 hours of a work related in-patient hospitalization, amputation or loss of eye. For more information on reporting a fatality or severe injury click here. 2. EMPLOYERS WITH 11 OR MORE EMPLOYEES

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Your Responsibilities as an Employer

Reporting Injury and Illness When a workplace injury or illness occurs, employers are required under Section 110 of the New York State Workers’ Compensation Law to report the incident to State Insurance Fund in a timely manner. Benefits of reporting cases immediately : Allows the injured worker to receive treatment and benefits promptly, Allows carrier ample time

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Early Return to Work

  Reasons to Consider Early Return to Work to reduce your Workers Comp claim costs. Reduce Claim Costs up to 70 Percent:  Not only are lost-time days reduced, but studies show medical costs are also reduced.  Premiums are loss sensitive, and claims impact your future costs. Increase the Chances of your Employee Returning to Work: 

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