workers compensation

Workers' Compensation Program Improvements: Looking Back and Ahead

By Ron Davies

New Hampshire Local Government Center (LGC) Property-Liability Trust's Workers' Compensation Program completed nine months of handling claims in-house in September. Since taking over claims administration from our previous Third Party Administrator (TPA), the following has been accomplished:

Work Programs as Part of a Local Welfare Program – Are They Worth the Work?

As the economy continues to struggle, more and more people are finding it necessary to apply for local welfare assistance. This means that local assistance budgets are straining under the ever increasing case load of eligible applicants. Work programs for those receiving town assistance may be an effective way to recoup some of the expenses of the welfare program and allow assisted persons to learn job skills that may help them return to an income status and provide for themselves. If administered carefully, a work program can be a win-win proposition for the town.

Occupational Health: Moving Workers’ Compensation Claims In-House

New Hampshire Local Government Center is pleased to announce its in-house workers’ compensation claims administration. Starting January 1, 2010, in-house claims staff will accept First Report of Injury forms, make immediate contact with member employers and their injured employees, and link those employees to nurse case management resources for assisting with the most direct route to medical specialists within a comprehensive network.

The Twelve Rules of Workers’ Compensation

The purpose of this article is to provide an overview of certain primary aspects of the New Hampshire workers’ compensation law and process. It is intended to be a summary for employers, adjusters and those that toil day in and day out in the fields of workers’ compensation claims.

Transitional Alternative Duty: A Workers’ Compensation Tool for New Hampshire Employers

Transitional Alternative Duty (TAD) is an often overlooked tool available to employers working to effectively manage Workers’ Compensation risks and costs. This article provides an outline of the New Hampshire Workers’ Compensation TAD statute, suggests reasons why it is beneficial for employers and concludes with a proposed strategy for employers who can utilize TAD to reduce Workers’ Compensation costs.