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To ensure full consideration, complete applications must be received by SUNDAY, JANUARY 26, 2020. 

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The Office of Risk Management is dedicated to providing the UW System with a worker’s compensation benefit program that pays for medical treatment and wages lost due to injuries or illnesses that happen at work. This includes establishing policies to ensure the preservation of System assets by the minimization of loss at all institutions. More specifically, the university employee worker’s compensation disability claims as part of the claims management operations of the State’s Self-funded Worker’s Compensation program.

Major Responsibilities

The major responsibilities of this position are as follows:

This is an entry-level position and additional “on the job” training will be provided. Under the close review of the lead Senior Examiner and the supervision of the Risk Manager of the Office of Risk Management in the University of Wisconsin System Administration, this position manages an assigned portion of university employee worker’s compensation claims.

  • Receive and investigate claims to approve, suspend, or deny claims within the statutory guidelines laid out by Wisconsin Stats. Chapter 102.
  • Following compensability determination, issues timely worker’s compensation benefits and maintains appropriate case reserves.
  • Handle confidential information relating to employee data and medical records
  • Recommends appropriate use of third party services such as private investigations, independent medical examinations, and case management services.
  • Evaluates the potential for third party lawsuits and notifies all parties of the state’s subrogation interests.
  • Prepares responses to applications for hearings on disputed claims.
  • Assist campuses in the development of early return to work programs, striving to restore the injured worker to a pre-injury health status and gainful employment.

Minimum Qualifications

To be considered for this position, applicants must have:

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Proficient use of Microsoft Office Products
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Ability to analyze difficult problems and make independent judgments

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with claims management
  • Knowledge of business mathematics
  • Desire to understand and administer relevant worker’s compensation law and return to work programs.

To ensure full consideration, complete applications must be received by SUNDAY, JANUARY 26, 2020. 

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The University of Wisconsin System Administration is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and actively seeks and encourages applications from women, minorities, and persons with disabilities.