KHA Workers' Compensation Fund, Inc., is a taxable workers' compensation pool operated by the Kansas Health Service Corporation. This fund was formed in 1991. It is organized in accordance with the workers' compensation statutes of the State of Kansas.
KHA Workers' Compensation Fund's primary objective is to provide moderately priced workers' compensation insurance to Kansas Hospital Association members. Customer service is enhanced by the Fund Administrator and Safety Program Manager.
The individual pool members for each plan year are considered the owners of the KHA-WC pool for that year. They are eligible for premium refunds and are responsible for potential assessments. A separate board of directors, comprised of pool member representatives, governs KHA Workers' Compensation Fund.
The Fund has approximately 70 members. Almost 60 percent of the current membership has been in the Fund for more than 15 years. All sizes of hospitals are eligible for participation.
Claim management for the KHA Workers' Compensation Fund, Inc., is provided by CORnerstone Risk Solutions (CRS) - a division of IMA. We understand our members' business and have more than 20 years of established relationships. KHAWCF and CRS work together with our members in managing claims.
CRS is now offering the option to submit First Report of Injuries on-line. If you would like additional information regarding on-line reporting please contact Ronni Anderson at email@example.com, (785) 233-7436.
Save The Date: KHAWC Fund and CRS will be hosting a "Timely Reporting" Webinar April 19, 2016.
Registration coming soon.
We believe that workplace safety is achieved by promoting safe behaviors. Every member of an organization should recognize the importance of safety as part of their job performance. The KHA Workers' Compensation Fund provides complimentary safety consulting services for its members through our in-house Safety Program Manager Chris Saiya. Chris provides valuable information to assist our members in creating a safety culture within their organization.
We offer several safety skills enhancement services such as our new "No Lift Patient Transfer Techniques." This training is designed to help your employees safely lift and properly transfer patients.
Contact Chris Saiya for additional information firstname.lastname@example.org, (785) 233-7436.
OSHA Fines to
Increase Significantly in 2016
National Safety Council Safety+Health Magazine, Occupational
Safety and Health Administration fines will increase for the first time in a
quarter century under a provision in the recently signed Congressional budget
Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act of 1990 exempted OSHA from increasing
its penalties to account for inflation. The new budget, signed into law on Nov.
2 by President Barack Obama, contains an amendment that strikes the
is directed to issue an interim final rule increasing its penalties to account
for current inflation levels, which would raise proposed fines by approximately
80 percent. This would mean the maximum penalty for a willful violation would
rise to approximately $127,000 from the current $70,000. The adjustment must
occur before Aug. 1, 2016. In subsequent years, OSHA also will be allowed – for
the first time – to adjust its penalties levels based on inflation.
time OSHA's maximum penalty levels were increased was in the Omnibus Budget
Reconciliation Act of 1990.
Annual OSHA 300A Summary Posting Requirement Reminder
Don't forget, your Occupational Safety and Health
Administration 300A summary form must be posted from Feb.1 through April 30.
OSHA requires that employers publicly post their accident statistics, (no
personal information.) Refer
website for details about the requirement and
instructions for completing the summary.
In addition to OSHA civil penalties increasing
approximately 80 percent in 2016, be prepared to see more investigations
and criminal prosecutions of employers for worker endangerment violations due
to a new initiative involving the Departments of Justice and Labor. For more
information, refer to the Justice of Labor press
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