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MAINE WORKERS' COMPENSATION BOARD

Training Modules Updated May 20, 2013

Training modules A. through I. are similar to those modules used in the Board's open training programs held four times a year in Augusta and follow the same order. This training is geared toward claim administrators of all levels of experience:

A. Maine Workers' Compensation Board Overview general information on the Board, its divisions, functions, and claims resolution process.

B. Forms Training forms requirements and information such as due dates, electronic filing information, benefit information, etc.

B1. Forms Training Mini-Manual for use with the forms training presentation above. Contains helpful hints on some of the more common forms issues.

C. Compliance Training how compliance is monitored and measured, with sample scenarios.

D. Payments Primer practice calculating weekly compensation rates, both with the benefit tables (pre-2013 injuries) and the newer 2/3 of AWW method effective with injuries on or after 1/1/2013.

E. Calculating Average Weekly Wage how to determine which method to use in calculating AWW under section 102(4) as well as other provisions of that section.

F. Wage Statement Training sample wage statements with explanations of how AWW is determined for each.

G. Compensation for Incapacity how to determine when the waiting period is met, partial benefit calculation, transitioning from total disability to partial disability and vice versa.

H. Calculating Partial Benefits calculating weekly benefits due under a variety of scenarios.

I. The Audit Process how an entity is selected for audit, how the audit sample is determined, what is tested, penalties, etc.

Also included is a module designed more for employers, particularly those who interact with their claim administrators

J. Employer Training provides general information on the Board and its functions, how the WC system works in Maine, the employer's responsibilities under the law, and the dispute resolution process.

For more information on open training, on-site training, employer training, or related information, contact Gordon Davis

To subscribe to the Monitoring, Audit, & Enforcement (MAE) program's quarterly email newsletter, contact Anne Poulin