KHA Workers' Compensation Fund
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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 75 members. Almost 60 percent of the current membership has been in the Fund for over 15 years. All sizes of hospitals are eligible for participation.

KHA Workers' Compensation Fund and Loss Control Seminar will be offered in two locations this year.

July 16th & 17th -- Salina, Kansas                                             August 6th & 7th -- Dodge City, Kansas

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Third Party Administration:

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.

Safety:

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. An employee is taught these transfer techniques by attending a regional one-day training class. This training is a complementary service for all fund members. Here are some comments from participates that attended the spring regional classes:

"The class was very informative and I gained a lot of knowledge from the course, viewing it from a CNA perspective than from a rehab therapy perspective." 

"The instructor was well versed on the topic and was open to free discussion and new ideas."

"I feel very confident that I would be able to show our nursing staff at our hospital how to transfer difficult people to keep our staff and patients safe."

"I recommend floor nurses on each shift attend the Location Coordinator training."

 

Upcoming Regional Classes:

- July 2015 Region -- TBA

  

Please visit the following websites for a treasure of safety information, including policies, forms and unbelievable resources/links:  

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Mark your calendars for the opportunity to obtain HIT CE, and network with your friends across the state, and share experiences. For more information, contact Sally Perkins at (785) 233-7436.
For more information on this program, contact Susan Cunningham at (785) 233-7436 or scunningham@kha-net.org.
For more information, contact Dee Lewis (dlewis@kha-net.org) or Audrey Dunkel (adunkel@kha-net.org) at (785) 233-7436.
For more information regarding this event, contact Amy Fluke at (785) 233-7436.
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