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Six Actions Employers Can Take to Control Runaway Workers’ Compensation Medical

2 years, 8 months ago

Rising medical expenses are the culprits driving up Workers’ Compensation costs. While it’s true that Workers’ Comp rates are mostly flat or going down, any savings is being more than eaten up by higher medical bills. With the possible exception...

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Increase in Use of Electronics Creating “Intexticated” Workers

2 years, 9 months ago

The proliferation of personal technology, predominantly cell phones, Blackberrys, and iPods, now infiltrates work life as well as leisure time. These devices are impacting job safety, a not‐so‐good vibration being felt, literally, from coast to coast. A Boston trolley driver...

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How To Avoid Missing Out On Workers’ Compensation Savings

2 years, 10 months ago

As year-end approaches, many businesses turn their attention to tax planning with the goal of minimizing federal and state taxes. Few invest a similar amount of time in reviewing their Workers’ Compensation, even though significant dollars are at risk. When...

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How to Keep Occupational Diseases from Impacting Your Workers’ Compensation Costs

2 years, 11 months ago

A recent report by the American Association of Family Practitioners notes that occupational diseases account for 860,000 illnesses and more than 60,000 deaths each year. And this runs the gamut of causes, everything from coal miners contracting black lung disease...

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Obesity’s link to Diabetes in the Workplace Puts a Heavy Burden on Employers

3 years, 25 days ago

The fact that there is an obesity epidemic in the United States is evident everywhere. A movie theatre seat has grown from an average of 19 inches to 23 inches wide, revolving doors from six feet to eight feet wide,...

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For Lower Insurance Premiums, It Pays to Keep Employees Fit

3 years, 1 month ago

Healthier employees lead to lower premiums, according to numerous studies. If companies can help their workers improve their health without cutting benefits or shifting more premium costs to employees, where is the downside? After all, Fortune 1000 companies have been...

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Worker’s Compensation – The Role of the Family Practitioner in Injury Management

3 years, 1 month ago

In a perfect world, every injured worker would be treated by a physician trained in Occupational Medicine, one who understands how to facilitate recovery and expedite return to work. However, it’s not unusual for employers and employees to be dealing...

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Seven Ways Supervisors Can Throw a Business Under The Bus and Not Even Know It

3 years, 2 months ago

Supervisors play a key role in the management of injuries, return‐to‐work and reasonable accommodations under ADA. While supervisors may be well trained in the functional aspects of maintaining a safe workplace, reporting injuries, investigating injuries and return‐to‐work programs, many fall...

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Six Ways You May Be Failing Your Clients

3 years, 3 months ago

Like most agents, you work hard at writing new accounts, what salespeople through the years have referred to as “getting the fish in the boat.” But it doesn’t take a master angler to know that once you get the fish,...

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SubContractors Pressured to Get Workers’ Comp Experience Mods Down

3 years, 4 months ago

If the anecdotal evidence can be trusted, it’s becoming more and more common that contractors are being put on notice that they will lose the opportunity to bid on jobs if their Workers’ Compensation Experience Mods hit a certain point....

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