Workers’ Compensation Award Overview
Are you proud of what you’ve accomplished with your workers’ compensation and injury prevention programs? Does your organization have ideas worth stealing? We’d like to learn more.
We invite employers of all sizes, in all industries, to apply for the Theodore Roosevelt Workers’ Compensation and Disability Management Award, sponsored by PMA Companies. The Teddy Award, established in 1994, was named in honor of President Theodore “Teddy” Roosevelt, who introduced the first piece of significant workers’ compensation legislation in the U.S.
Some food for thought as you apply. We’re looking for well-rounded programs that take a holistic approach to workers’ comp, injury prevention and disability management.
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Teddy Award winning companies have several core characteristics in common. They do everything possible to protect their most valuable asset: their people. They strive daily to reduce workplace risks. When injuries do happen, winning companies waste no time securing expert care for their workers. They have systems and practices to ensure that they’re getting the best possible outcomes for their medical spend.
Teddy winners amaze us with their 110 percent commitment to reducing lost time, using imaginative strategies that turn the old model of return-to-work on its head.
They also track and measure all relevant data — continuously and aggressively looking for opportunities to improve outcomes while eliminating wasted expense. Along the way, many of them also develop effective strategies that help manage challenges such as opioid overuse, an aging workforce population, union negotiations, legacy claims, litigation and fraud.
Not least of all, Teddy winners get results. We look at performance data to gauge whether an organization’s programs really help achieve the intended goals.
Teddy winners go above and beyond best practices, and they have a firm grasp of the big picture. They leverage the talent of internal teams as well as vendor partners to build programs that enable them to drive year-over-year improvement for the long-term.
What you need to know
If you submitted an application for the 2020 Teddy Awards, your application has automatically been submitted for the 2021 Teddy Awards.
The Teddy Award winners are selected by a panel of judges consisting of industry professionals, including past Teddy Award winners.
All applicants must complete the online application and have the option to include attachments as necessary.
All winners and finalists will be interviewed for the sake of profiles to be published in the August through November 2021 issues of Risk & Insurance®. The information is also posted on the Risk & Insurance website, eNewsletters, web digital edition, and iPad and iPhone/Android apps.
Award winners should be available to attend a special Teddy Awards Q&A session, which will either be conducted virtually, or in-person at National Comp in Las Vegas in October 2021. Risk & Insurance is monitoring pandemic developments carefully, with the safety of staff and attendees in mind.
If there are any questions, please call Michelle Kerr, Workers’ Compensation Editor, at 215-341-4914; or e-mail [email protected].
Our application deadline has moved! Please note that our 2021 application deadline is Friday, April 16th.