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Elements of an Effective Return to Work Program Webinar
Tuesday, August 15, 2023, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM CST
Category: Webinar


Successful return to work programs must include organizational values and philosophies within an environment that accommodates the “whole person.” These presenters will discuss the benefits of returning an injured employee to the work force and the foundational elements to implement prior to an on-the-job injury.

This session has been approved for one hour continuing education credit through the Texas Department of Insurance, HRCI and SHRM.

Presenters: Todd Holt, Deputy Executive Director, SORM; Helena LaFleur, Risk Manager, Enterprise Risk Department-Strategic Programs, SORM

Todd Holt began his 35-year risk management career in the Permian Basin oil patches of West Texas. He joined the Texas State Office of Risk Management in January 2015 and currently serves as Deputy Executive Director. Prior to joining SORM, Mr. Holt held several executive management positions such as the Division Director of Claims Administration for the Texas Association of School Boards (TASB) and as the Assistant Vice President of Industry Training for the Texas Mutual Insurance Company (formally known as the Texas Workers’ Compensation Insurance Fund). His background includes managing operations that handle workers’ compensation, commercial property, errors and omissions, general liability, and auto. During his 19+ year tenure at TASB, he developed expertise in the Texas Tort Claims Act, was involved in the placement of property stop loss insurance (including international Lloyds markets), lead the development of a Return-to-Work program and actively participated in the executive leadership of a large risk pool. Mr. Holt holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Texas Tech University and is a licensed multi-line adjuster (Type 08). He holds several professional designations, which include Associate in Claims (AIC) and Associate in Claims Management (AIC-M) from the American Institute for Chartered Property Casualty Underwriters. He also holds a Casualty Claims Profession (CCP) designation from the Claims and Litigation Management Alliance and is certified as a Professional Continuity Practitioner (PCP) by the Emergency Management Institute, FEMA.

Helena La Fleur joined SORM as part of the Enterprise Risk Management team in June 2022. She is responsible for providing risk consultant services to State agencies and assists in developing risk management programs and protecting fiscal and human resources. Prior to joining the team, she served as a Claims Examiner for SORM, Workers’ Compensation Coordinator, Timekeeper, and Program Specialist for Health and Human Services, and Risk Manager for Texas Military Department.
Her professional background includes the development and implementation of workers’ compensation and risk management programs with experience in return to work and bona fide offers. She has attended workers’ compensation hearings and seen the effect of positive and negative outcomes. During her time as a timekeeper, Helena learned the importance of recognizing patterns as a mechanism to support trends and analysis in risk management. Her Program Specialist role provided a deeper understanding of using trending and analysis to support strategic risk management decisions. Helena is a certified ergonomics assessor and is currently working toward the Professional Continuity Practitioner and Associate in Risk Management designations.

  Webinars are free for Texas PRIMA members.  Must be a current member of Texas PRIMA to register.


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