In 50 words or less
- No one in Washington knows more about Permanent Partial Disability awards
- Has saved members over $1,000,000 in two years, but who’s keeping track?
Sandi has been with Vigilant since 1991 and has used her time with us to immerse herself in all things workers’ comp.
As Claims Coordinator in our Workers’ Comp Retro Program, Sandi has saved her members in excess of one million dollars in the last two years. For instance, Sandi’s protest of Permanent Partial Disability (PPD) awards has netted more than a $300,000 savings for our members. Then, in a joint effort with a member of our Washington safety staff, Sandi was able to protest an occupational disease claim that saved the member in excess of $400,000. But it’s not the money that we’re proud of; it’s the help that we’ve provided to our members, who rely on us to be good stewards of their resources.
Not only is Sandi passionate about making a difference at the claims level, but she’s dedicated to using her influence to make policy changes at L&I as well. Recently, Sandi argued straight up to the Assistant Director level in order to get changes to the PPD rating process, after arguing for years that L&I wasn’t using the correct sub-section of the RCW. Needless to say, Sandi’s commitment and passion went a long way- L&I has since changed their procedures!
While she’s pleased with her workplace successes, Sandi really enjoys being at home working in her yard, being with family and friends, and her yearly hunting and camping trip.
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