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Workers' Compensation

Broadspire Launches First Alternative Dispute Resolution Process Offered By A National TPA

Atlanta, GA (CompNewsNetwork) - Broadspire, a Crawford Company and leading third party administrator (TPA) and medical management services provider, has launched a new Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) process for unions, the first such program offered by a national TPA to the $10.6 billion unionized workers compensation market.

“In the current economic climate, all of us should get excited about a solution where everybody wins,” said Broadspire Senior Vice President Kerwin Williams. “With ADR, employers benefit directly from tremendous cost savings, injured employees receive elevated assistance and heightened care delivery, while unions reap the rewards associated with improved relationships with management.”

Passed in 1993, California Senate Bill 983 enabled employers and unions in the construction and other closely related industries to design and implement alternatives to statutory workers compensation. Roughly 10 years after the passage of SB 983, Senate Bill 228 expanded the legislation to cover all California unionized industries. Thirty-three other states have followed California’s lead and now have specific or enabling ADR language …read more