At The Podium
Landmark reform: Overhauling Oklahoma’s workers’ compensation system
Earlier this year, the Oklahoma Legislature passed a bill overhauling the state’s court-based workers’ compensation system. The landmark legislation, which is designed to make the system more efficient and less expensive, replaces the state’s current court-based system with an administrative one and offers employers additional options for providing workers’ compensation coverage and benefits and for handling claims filed on or after February 1, 2014.
In his presentation titled “Landmark reform: Overhauling Oklahoma’s workers’ compensation system,” labor and employment attorney Charlie Plumb provides an overview of the new administrative system, including the administrative structure and claims process, and helps case management professionals, social workers, and insurance claims adjusters and administrators understand the changes and intended benefits of the new system.
Founded in 1990, the Case Management Society of America (CMSA) is an international non-profit 501(c)(6) multi-disciplinary professional association dedicated to the support and advancement of the case management profession through educational forums, networking opportunities, legislative advocacy and establishing standards. Based in Little Rock, Arkansas, the organization serves over 20,000 members/subscribers and 70 affiliate and pending chapters.