Employment Practices Horror Stories!

Employment Practices Horror Stories!
When: October 31, 2013 8:30AM -11:30AM
Where: Cedarhurst Center for the Arts, Mt Vernon, IL

We will celebrate the Halloween season by telling gory stories of liability dilemmas like wrongful termination, social media, discrimination and harassment, employee bad behavior and more...

We will talk about real life, scary violations that can cost companies like yours thousands of dollars in lawsuits. We will also offer easy solutions that you can implement to prevent these problems.

  • Featured Presenter: Cory Kuhlenschmidt, Partner at Bamberger, Foreman, Oswald & Hahn, LLP  Cory Kuhlenschmidt works with company owners, executives, and human resources personnel to understand and navigate the complexities of employment law, including discrimination and harassment laws, the Fair Labor Standards Act, ADA compliance, the FMLA, healthcare reform legislation, and more.

An end to the terror is in sight as we explore Post-Offer Employment testing: Physical Demand testing vs. Medical Physicals.

We will address how to be proactive and prevent unnecessary workers’ compensation claims by ensuring that your workforce is physically qualified for the job.

  • Featured Presenter: Dr. Verlinda Henshaw, OTD, MS, OTR/L  Dr. Henshaw is an Occupational Therapist specializing in industrial rehabilitation and orthopedic injury management and owner of Occupational Performance and Rehab. OP&R is an outpatient Occupational and Physical Therapy company that has developed Ergo-First a “No-Lost Time Program”.

Please RSVP by calling 618.244.5800 or email


1.2.13 New Site Launch

Welcome to The Tedrick Group's new online home! We like to think of this site as just another extension of our risk-reducing philosophy.

More than a new look, we've added fuller descriptions of our products and services as well as helpful links to industry standards and institutes. We've also placed the client logins you've come to rely upon conveniently at hand. No matter where you are on our site, you'll find our 3 login portals at the top right of the page.

Don't forget to check back to this news box for helpful tips and updates we'll be posting each month.

We hope you'll find this site useful as you continue to walk the proactive walk.

Got feedback, questions or suggestions? We'd love to hear from you.

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An educational symposium designed to provide the latest information about Healthcare Reform

Please Join Us

Tuesday, March 26, 2013
8:30 AM – 11:00 AM

Cedarhurst Center for the Arts and Performance Hall
Mount Vernon, IL

How will the new healthcare laws affect you and your business?

This symposium is in response to questions from business owners on how the recent legislation will affect their health insurance benefits, taxes and business operations. We will address Risk Management and what every employer should be considering when purchasing Healthcare. The most commonly asked questions will be answered and the session will be interactive, providing answers to the unique questions of attendees.

Our Speakers:

Mark Haegele- Director of Sales and Marketing

Mark has over 16 years of Managed Care experience and has been with HealthLink since 2003. His experience is in Sales, Network Development, Network/Data Consulting, and Network Management. Prior to joining HealthLink, Mark worked for a third party administrator in operations, developing and managing HealthSCOPE’s proprietary and rental networks. Mark earned his bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Missouri St. Louis.

Heath Parker- Sr. Vice President, Sales
Key Benefit Administrators

Heath has over 15 years experience in the employee benefits industry working on consulting with agencies, insurance companies, and Third Party Administrators on the sales and implementation of products, marketing, strategies, and distribution. Heath has been successful in the deployment of specialized products within hospitals, agencies and Third Party Administrators and achieved significant growth in each of these segments throughout his career. Heath joined the executive team at Key Benefit Administrators in ‘07 and is currently deploying these creative and unique strategies in his position at Key Benefit Administrators. Heath is a graduate of Denison University in Granville, OH.

RSVP: Please RSVP to Carrie Wheeler, or 618.244.5800

Recent: Academy of Risk Management


Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Cedarhurst Center for the Arts, 2600 Richview Road, Mount Vernon, IL 62864

For more imformation, contact Carrie Wheeler 618.244.5800 or


Workers’ Compensation Preferred Provider Program

Seminar attendees learned how to take advantage of this great opportunity to direct their injured workers into a “WCPPP”. The final rules just became effective March 4, 2013.

The WCPPP allows Employers to control direct care of employees who have had a workers comp claim. This will reduce medical costs, which in turn, will help reduce Experience Modification Factors. Bottom-line – this will reduce Workers’ Compensation costs for your business.

Featured Speaker:

David E. Kolb, President/CEO of HFN, Inc.


Experience Modification Factor Changes and how this affects your WC Premium

The National Council on Compensation Insurance (NCCI) announced its plan to increase the primary-excess split point over a three-year transition period. The first stage of the transition will take effect with each state’s approved rate and loss cost filing on or after January 1, 2013.

This experience rating plan change (filing E-1402) may have a greater adverse impact on some employers than any change made in the plan in decades.

Featured Speaker:

Chuck Schramm, MBA, CIC, CPCU, AAI, ARM, CRM

Learn more! Through this event and our regular services, we can help if you would like to save at least 30% on workers’ comp medical expenses AND exercise more direct control over your employees’ medical treatment! An exciting new Illinois law allows you, for the first time ever, to DO BOTH by participating in a Workers’ Compensation Preferred Provider Program (WCPPP).

Stay Happy and Avoid the FLU!

The Tedrick Group is Hosting a Free Flu Shot Clinic on October 17th starting at 10 AM at the Tedrick Group office in Mount Vernon, IL.   
Available free of charge to all clients, employees, spouses and dependents.
No appointment necessary. Please consider taking advantage of this service.
Walgreens Pharmacists will administer the shots.
Forms will be available at the time of your arrival.


Sergeant Zimmerman and Sergeant Reeder of the Illinois State Police Department will educate businesses on how to prepare and respond to an active shooter situation on April 4th from 9am to 12pm at Outlaw Motorsports, 1700 W. Poplar Street, Harrisburg, Illinois. This symposium is being offered free of charge.

Please RSVP by Monday April 2nd to Carrie Wheeler at or call 618.244.5800 with your company name and the number of attendees.

Sponsored by the Tedrick Group.


The Tedrick Group Named Marketing Agency of the Month, Rough Notes Mag

Rough Notes Cover

This month, The Tedrick Group is the cover story for Rough Notes magazine, the industry's longest running publication. The feature details the transition to our current business approach and highlights several of our key team members along the way. The sum: clients have experienced considerable risk reduction with improvements in productivity and profit, resulting in our own growth of 20%.

Click here to read the full article online at Rough Notes.

Click here to download a copy of the article.

Happy Independence Day!

Our office will be closed Thursday, July 4th and Friday, July 5th in observance of Independence Day.
Business hours will resume at 7AM on Monday, July 8th.

Have a happy and safe holiday!

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