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Summary: Know your L&I Financial Incentive Programs and how to Create a Return-to-Work Culture with Guest Speaker Joyce Allen.
Stay at Work Program: You may qualify for wage and expense reimbursements for providing your worker transitional or light duty work while under temporary restrictions. The benefits include:
Wage reimbursement - Base Wages (50%) paid for hours worked (up to $10,000)
Reimbursement for some of the cost of training, tools or clothing the worker needs to do the light-duty or transitional work (up to $2,500 for equipment; $1,000 for training; and $400 for clothing per claim)
Preferred Worker Program: You may qualify for wage and expense reimbursements as well as a continuous employment benefit when you provide your worker with a medically approved long term job while under permanent restrictions. The benefits include:
Financial protection against subsequent claims during the preferred worker certification period
Base Wages (50%) for hours worked (Up to $10,000)
Clothing necessary to perform job (Up to $400)
Tools & Equipment necessary to perform Jo (up to $10,000)
Bonus incentive for 12 months of continuous employment (Up to $10,000)
BIO: Joyce Allen has 12 years of claim management experience and is one of Labor & Industries’ Outreach Specialist for the Return-to-Work Incentive Programs. Joyce uses a collaborative approach with employers to save them money by bringing injured workers back to work.