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Members-Only Virtual Townhall April 19

Join IDA on April 19 to learn more about the transition of children's Medicaid from FFS to managed care and other important issues.

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IMOM2021 Goes Local!

Dental offices are invited to host their own IMOM Local clinic in place of a large-scale IMOM this year. Sign up to learn more!

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Medicaid Provider FAQ Now Available

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Talk to Patients About COVID-19 Vaccines

Exclusive Member Toolkit: Educate patients about the vaccine, correct misinformation, and connect them to local vaccination sites.

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Welcome to the Iowa Dental Association

The Iowa Dental Association (IDA) is the premier professional association representing dentists in the state of Iowa. In existence since 1863, the IDA is home to over 1,800 Iowa dentists, which represents approximately 80% of the licensed dentists in the state.  

All IDA member dentists are not only members of the IDA, but also the American Dental Association (ADA) and their local district society.

IDA’s mission is to encourage the improvement of the health of the public, to promote the art and science of dentistry, and to represent the interests of the members of the dental profession and the public which it serves.  

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AmeriTrust CONNECT: Strategies to Reduce Workers' Comp Costs

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Working through the new normal has business owners re-evaluating expenses and identifying opportunities for savings. Insurance premiums should be no exception. Workers’ compensation is an important coverage that protects you and your associates. There are proactive strategies your business can implement to reduce workers’ compensation costs. Here are five such strategies that you can start working on right away. If you would like to view this as a video message from Brian Risen, AmeriTrust CONNECT, President, click here

1. Hire Right

  • Review the employment application carefully. Look for gaps in work history or information irregularities. 
  • Require pre-hire drug tests and background checks.
  • Interview well. Not only discuss professional qualifications and skills but also ask questions that provide insight into the candidate’s behavioral traits and potential “fit” with your organization’s performance expectations and culture.

2. Stay on Top of your Workers’ Compensation Claims

  • Have a formal and timely injury reporting process. Train all employees.
  • Work with your workers’ compensation carrier. Understand specific workplace injury claim handling and mitigation strategy.
  • Stay focused on any “open” claims until they are closed.

3. Champion a Return-to-Work Program

  • Work with doctors to understand how your employee is doing and determine what type of adjusted work or modified hours can help get them back to the work environment as soon as possible.
  • Be creative with modified work opportunities.
  • Train your leaders on the benefits of a return-to-work program.

4. Know your Worker’s Compensation Experience Modification or E-Mod

  • Check your losses reflective in your E-Mod versus what is shown in your insurance carrier loss runs.
  • Understand all the factors that drive your E-Mod calculation.
  • Lower losses (frequency and severity) will help reduce your workers’ compensation costs.

5. Walk the Talk

  • Consistently communicate the importance of workplace safety.
  • Be an advocate for employee wellness programs and services.
  • Create incentives around workplace safety and employee wellness.

The new normal presents all of us with an opportunity to challenge our ability to embrace change, think differently, and adapt. 

For a workers' compensation quote in minutes, you can visit www.AmeriTrustCONNECT.com

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