This online course covers the unique workers’ compensation issues in Iowa so you get up-to-date information on the day to day issues workers’ compensation professionals need to understand. Learning Objectives
By taking this course, you will learn the ins and outs of how insurance companies operate in Iowa. The course is delivered via self-paced, online modules and an end-of-course exam, as described below.
- Iowa Workers’ Compensation Insurance System Overview
This module covers the technical aspects of insurance in Iowa including how insurance underwriters determine the premium employers pay and what factors drive up the cost of a workers’ compensation insurance policy.
- Overview of the Iowa Workers’ Compensation Legal System
This module covers a general overview of the most common issues in Iowa workers’ compensation law. It is an introduction of the basic concepts including the concepts of arising out of and in the course of employment, the employer/employee relationship, and benefits under Iowa law.
- Advanced Issues in Iowa Workers’ Compensation – Part I
This module covers in greater detail many of the general concepts in the first module. It explores the employer/employee relationship and all the statutory and common law exemptions from the employment relationship and workers’ compensation coverage. There is a discussion of injuries under the act, and benefits payable for both scheduled and unscheduled injuries. Other issues presented deal with the statute of limitations for claims, notice to be given by an injured worker, and the necessary forms and filings for claims.
- Advanced Issues in Iowa Workers’ Compensation – Part II
This module also deals with the concepts of arising out of and in the course of employment as well as the statutory defenses under the act, and the defenses based on case law interpreting these concepts. There will also be a discussion of more complex injuries such as heart attacks, mental claims, and aggravations of conditions. The litigation process will also be examined along with the options for settlement of Iowa claims, and the issues related to review reopening proceedings in Iowa.
- Recent Trend in Iowa Workers' Comepensation Law -Recorded May 2nd 2008
This recorded Webinar provides updated information on new Iowa Supreme Court cases, Iowa Workers’ Compensation Commissioner decisions and legislative changes.
An exam is included in the Iowa Workers' Compensation Series. It consists of 50 questions with a 90 minute time period. You must first take the Iowa Workers' Compensation Series training modules before taking this exam. You will have one attempt to pass this exam with a passing score of 75% or higher. (Additional exams are $50.)
You will receive six months of unlimited access to this package. Upon placing your order, you will receive an email with instructions to access your online training. You may begin immediately!Note: This course may be taken independently for professional development or in conjunction with other courses to earn the Workers Compensation Specialist (WCS) designation. Click on the hyperlinked item for a full description of the designation.