Worker's Compensation Specialist - Telework - Hybrid Schedule

Employer
Westat
Location
Rockville , MD
Posted
Jan 12, 2022
Closes
Feb 06, 2022
Function
Analyst, Research
Industry
Research
Hours
Full Time
Westat is an employee-owned corporation providing research services to agencies of the U.S. Government, as well as businesses, foundations, and state and local governments. Westat's research, technical, and administrative staff of more than 2,000 is located at our headquarters in Rockville, Maryland, near Washington, DC.

Westat is seeking an experienced Workers' Compensation Specialist with proven analytical skills and a combination of strong organizational and communication skills to collaborate with team members and internal clients.  Your ability to navigate multiple tasks under tight deadlines will be a key part of this role.

Job Responsibilities:
• File workers' compensation claims in accordance with regulations and company policy.
• Work closely and communicate with supervisor, FMLA Coordinator, and other levels of staff regarding status of employee (as appropriate).
• Work closely with the company Counsel regarding cases that are in litigation. 
• Oversee administrative leave for claims that do not qualify for lost time benefit through workers' compensation insurance carrier.
• Coordinate Temporary Transitional Employment (TTE) programs 
• File and follow to resolution auto insurance claims, general liability and accidental death/dismemberment claims as needed.
• Generate wage statements and review timesheets.
• Complete annual workplace injury surveys for the Bureau of Labor Statistics; OSHA Logs, and Summaries on a timely manner. 
• Present worker's compensation information to new supervisors and assign safety training as required.
• Provide safety tips information for project personnel, and submit safety news items for the newsletter as appropriate.
• Assist with/ Provide data for corporate insurance renewals 
• Periodically review worker's compensation information on company intranet, policy, forms, and other materials, updating as needed. 
• Assist Sr. Benefits Specialist with day to day and/or benefits related projects. 
• And other duties as assigned.

Basic Qualifications:
• A Bachelor's degree with 5 years of experience in workers' compensation, auto and liability claim management experience; or a HS diploma with 7+ years of experience in workers' compensation, auto and liability claim management experience. 
• Knowledge of OSHA record keeping and compliance requirements.
• Familiar with State Workers Compensation laws. 

Preferred Qualifications: 
• Experience with employee benefits administration. 
• Familiar with HRIS and payroll systems. 

Minimum Qualifications:
• Strong ability to build working relationships with brokers, insurance companies and employees. 
• High skills in handling confidential information
• Outstanding analytical, written and oral communication skills. 
• Strong computer skills in a Microsoft Windows environment including advanced Excel skills with Vlookup and Pivot tables and PowerPoint presentations. 
• Experience in streamlining processes and converting paper files to electronic files.

Westat offers a well-rounded and comprehensive benefits program focused on wellness and work/life balance. Eligible employees may participate in:
  • Employee Stock Ownership Plan
  • 401(k) Retirement Plan
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Vacation Leave
  • Sick Leave
  • Holiday Leave
  • Professional Development
  • Health Advocate
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Travel Accident Insurance
  • Medical Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • Vision Insurance
  • Short Term Disability Insurance
  • Long Term Disability Insurance
  • Life and AD&D Insurance
  • Critical Illness Insurance
  • Supplemental Life Insurance
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • Health Savings Account

 

Protecting the health and safety of our employees and survey participants is a top priority for Westat. As a federal government contractor, Westat will require Westat staff, regardless of work location, to provide proof that they are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 upon hire and to follow all safety protocols, subject to approved accommodations under applicable law.

Westat is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, citizenship status, genetic information, gender identity or expression, or any other protected status under applicable law.

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