New York, NY – On-the-job injuries have a cascading effect on Union members and their families. Not only must they deal with the trauma of the injury, but they must manage their way through a complex state-run workers’ compensation system and find appropriate medical care while unable to work — which is its own form of trauma. A workplace injury is also difficult and expensive for the contractors who employ Union members, which must backfill open jobs while navigating notoriously slow state workers’ compensation systems.
By contrast, Alternative Dispute Resolution, or ADR, is simpler and more effective. ADR programs are designed to help Unions and their injured members quickly and fairly settle a claim outside the traditional state workers’ compensation system. ADR utilizes an ombudsperson, arbitration, mediation and/or other tactics to expedite and to resolve grievances with lower costs and in a less adversarial manner. Injured union members see issues resolved within days rather than months or years. MagnaCare’s ADR Program provides the injured Union member with the clinical support to manage their injury and obtain the care they need faster. Our staff of care coordinators, nurses, social workers and medical directors communicate with the injured Union member and their treating doctor to ensure that necessary treatment is approved and scheduled in a timely manner, resulting in a quicker return to health and work.
MagnaCare ADR program benefits for Union Members:
Savings from the ADR program also deliver another special advantage − Union contractors can submit less costly bids and win more of them.