Principal Workers' Compensation Manager

In this role, you will be responsible for managing and monitoring Amazon’s Workers’ Compensation program at your designated fulfillment center sites. You will be responsible for developing and collaborating successful partnerships between associates, third party administrators (TPAs), internal business partners and external service providers. You will report directly to the Regional Workers’ Compensation Manager.

Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities
· Compiles and communicates the “State of the Program” report to senior leadership
· Works with Carrier and Actuary to produce WC future projections
· Compiles reporting for yearly RCCI event
· Presents ROI analysis for all CIC events at WC Summit
· Compiles and maintains reporting for WC Team Workload vs Actuarial projections to be used to drive CIC events
· Ensures business is compliant with state specific Workers’ Compensation regulations and Amazon policies and guidelines.
· Acts as the point of notification and contact for associates regarding any incident or injury that could or has resulted in a Workers’ Compensation claim.
· Serve as an associate advocate.
· Meet weekly with on-site Medical and Safety to access and review all open claims and any potential new claims.
· Point of contact for all documentation regarding incident. This includes internal safety notify and investigation details as well as any health information relevant to the claim from outside medical providers and treatment notes. Health information is limited to medical related to the injury.
· Assess the medical, vocational, behavioral, etc. needs of an injured associate via a combination of face to face, telephonic and written correspondence as needed.
· Provide all relevant documentation regarding work related incidents to Safety, onsite healthcare providers, Leave of Absence (LOA) team and TPA to assist in the determination of compensability, recordability and recording keeping requirements. This includes determining mechanism of injury, work restrictions, and managing the information related to work related injury/illness.
· Initial and ongoing point of contact to internal and external business partners for the duration of the claim.
· Point of contact for all written and telephonic correspondence regarding the claim.
· Communicate with providers, both internal and external to review treatment notes, ask for clarification when necessary, follow-up after initial appointments as well as scheduling appointments in conjunction with TPA if a referral to a specialist is required.
· Ensures confidentiality of Workers’ Compensation claims records; including relevant health information related to the claim.
· Ensures that the TPA manages the claims diligently, partners with Risk Management and Legal (internal and external) to manage relevant claim details, implement plan for timely resolution of claims.
· Review medical notes as they relate to the claim and treatment to verify appropriateness.
· Review claims together with TPA for causation and possible subrogation opportunities.
· Partner with multiple departments to coordinate and manage Return to Work programs for employees to ensure that work restriction and transitional work guidelines are being adhered to. Provide transitional work letter to associates.
· Maintain consistent uniform records for each claim.
· Maintain and update the transitional work tracker form for the designated sites on a weekly basis.
· Review all open claims every 30 days for opportunities for claims management and partner with all relevant parties on a plan of action.
· Partner cross functionally to proactively address any re occurring root causes.
· Schedule, develop agenda and host all conference calls and claim reviews with TPA.
· Review all medical providers and/or panels annually and ensure Amazon is in compliance with state guidelines regarding panels. Where applicable, ensure all appropriate authorization and forms are signed and processed.

Basic Qualifications

· 2 + years’ experience with Workers’ Compensation experience
· Familiarity with reporting and data analysis terminology and techniques
· Demonstrated proficiency in advanced mathematics and/or statistics

Preferred Qualifications

· Bachelor’s degree preferred
· Experience as an analyst in a business environment2+ years of Workers’ Compensation experience
· Good organization, can manage multiple analyses/projects simultaneously, and is intellectually curious
· Available for domestic and potentially international travel
Amazon is an Equal Opportunity-Affirmative Action Employer – Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran / Gender Identity / Sexual Orientation