Program Authorization: LRS 23:1371-1379
The mission of the Injured Worker Reemployment Program is to encourage the employment of workers with a permanent condition that is an obstacle to employment or reemployment, by reimbursing the employer of it insured their insurer for the costs of workers’ compensation benefits when such a worker sustains a subsequent job related inury. This is accomplished by: establishing a Second Injury Fund; determining an assessment rate required to maintain a solvent self-generated fund; collecting revenues from self-insured employers and insurance carriers; paying or denying claims for reimbursement in accordance with goverining regulations; and litigating claim denials challenged in the court system.
OBJECTIVES AND PERFORMANCE INDICATORS
Unless otherwise indicated, all objectives are to be accomplished during or by the end of FY 1999-2000. Performance indicators are made up of two parts: name and value. The indicator name describes what is being measured. The indicator value is the numeric value or level achieved within a given measurement period. For budgeting purposes, performance indicator values are shown for the prior fiscal year, the current fiscal year, and alternative funding scenarios (continuation budget level and Executive Budget recommendation level) for the ensuing fiscal year (the fiscal year of the budget document).
RESOURCE ALLOCATION FOR THE PROGRAM
SOURCE OF FUNDING
This program is funded from the Louisiana Worker's Compensation - Second Injury Fund. (Per R.S. 39:32b.(8), see table below for a listing of expenditures out of each statutory dedicated fund.) This Fund is administered by five board members: the State Treasurer, Commissioner of Insurance, Director of Worker's Compensation, Secretary of the Department of Social Services and the Secretary of State. Each insurance carrier and the self-insured employer is assessed an annual assessment based on a percentage of the total paid Worker's Compensation benefits. The Board may suspend or lower this assessment rate annually.
ANALYSIS OF RECOMMENDATION
Civil Service Fees
The total means of financing for this program is recommended at 100.0% of the existing operating budget. It represents 100.0% of the total request ($20,270,127) for this program. This program does not have any vacant positions for 1 year or more.
ACQUISITIONS AND MAJOR REPAIRS
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