Loss of Earning Power Administration and Permanent Partial Disability

One Day Course | 6.5 Hours

April 23, 2020 | WSIA Office, Olympia
Cost: $225 Members, $375 Non-Members

Level: Intermediate
Issues Covered: Medical, Compensation, Work Disability Prevention
Faculty Includes: Gennia Wellington-Cheatham, WWCP | Chris Fowler

The sixth step in our Industrial Insurance University's comprehensive, goal-oriented workers' compensation curriculum, this full-day workshop builds on the principles of compensability covered in prior introductory and intermediate trainings and takes a deep dive into calculation of Loss of Earning Power benefits and Permanent Partial Disability Awards. Students are given sample scenarios with designated classroom time for independent and group study exercises.

Topics Covered

  • Calculating Gross Monthly Wage
  • Loss of Earning Power Compensation
  • Updating Wages for LEP Calculations
  • Calculating Loss of Earning Power Compensation
  • Reduction or Suspension of Benefits
  • Issuing Overpayments
  • Application of Social Security Offset
  • Managing Case Reserves
  • Permanent Partial Disability Awards
  • Specified vs. Unspecified
  • Categories of Impairment
  • PPD Award Limits
  • Calculating PPD Awards
  • Calculating PPD Payment Schedule
  • Preexisting Impairment
  • Additional PPD – Same Claim
  • Advances on PPD
  • Payment of PPD to Surviving Spouse or Dependents
  • Communication with workers and other system participants

Attendees take both a pre and post-class quiz as a learning exercise and to measure the effectiveness of the instruction provided.

Pre-class Self-Study Reading Assignments:
Chapter CM3: Time Loss Compensation
Chapter CM4: Loss of Earning Power, social Security Offset, Liens
Chapter CM10: Claim Closure and PPD
Chapter CM8: Reserving and Third-Party Recovery


Cancellation Information

A cancellation fee of $75 will be charged for cancellations received by April 16, 2020. This is to offset the cost of the room rental, reserved meals, and conference material production.

No credit will be given for cancellations made after April 16, 2020.