AMCOMP Workers Compensation (WCP Designation)
This 6-session remote-learning program in Workers Compensation is designed to provide detailed foundation knowledge concerning this important coverage. The curriculum identifies and explores how the various pieces of the workers compensation “puzzle” fit together, including history, coverage areas, claims, risk management, and pricing, among others.
This designation program, sponsored by The American Society of Workers Compensation Professionals (AMCOMP) will use the AMCOMP textbook, Workers Compensation: The First One Hundred Years. The program is taught by the book’s author and other specialists in the workers compensation field, and will be supplemented by an ethics guide.
Students who complete the course and pass an examination will be qualified for the Workers Compensation Professional (WCP) designation. The course fee includes the cost of the textbook and course materials and $500 towards one-year membership in AMCOMP (once the student passes the exam.)
Workers Compensation Fundamentals will cover:
- Historical development of workers compensation
- Compensability of workplace injury or death, including statutory provisions and case law
- The expanded scope of the definition of injury including discussion of occupational disease
- Workers compensation as “no fault“ insurance mandated benefits of workers compensation
- Benefit security, and its various forms
- Determining workers compensation rates
- Claims administration at the state level
- The exclusive remedy doctrine
- Ethical issues involving workers compensation
- Other programs that provide economic security, and their interaction with workers compensation
- The events of 9/11/2001 and their impact on workers compensation claims in New York
Instructors: Tom Nowak
Dates: October 15th, 22nd, 29th and November 5th, 12th and 19th
Time: 4:00PM-6:00PM Eastern Time - with break in middle.
Location: 'Live' - Remote Access. Zoom link provided by instructor