Penser North America has held the contract to manage workers’ compensation claims on behalf of the Department of Energy for workers injured or disabled while working at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation. Penser’s current contract is set to expire in September. Penser has indicated their plan to respond when DOE issues a request for proposals later this year with the hope to continue to provide services to DOE in this capacity.
KING5 thoroughly investigated the handling of workers’ compensation claims by Penser in their series “Sick and Forgotten at Hanford.” KING5 reported finding mishandling of workers’ compensation claims, using “unfair tactics to get claims denied.” Listen to the KING5 podcast here. KING5 reported on the DOE’s rejection of the option to extend Penser’s contract – read the full article for more details.
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