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14-point Workers’ Comp Annual Checkup That Can Protect You Against WorkComp Claims

2 years, 10 months ago

As we head into the New Year, this is a perfect time to take a step back and look at your Workers’ Compensation program. By assessing its strengths and weaknesses, you create a blueprint of potential dangers that could easily...

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What Insurance Agents Need To Know To Help Keep a Client’s Experience Mod Under Control

2 years, 11 months ago

By the very nature of the insurance business, agents are busy folks. So, it’s easy to understand how some “details” can be missed, like the importance of keeping a trained eye on an employer’s Workers’ Compensation Experience Modification Factor. What...

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Important studies and employee takeaways

3 years, 3 days ago

Overexertion tops list of serious, nonfatal work injuries for third straight year – Liberty Mutual The 2017 Liberty Mutual Workplace Safety Index uses Liberty Mutual workers’ comp claims data, as well as information from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics...

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

3 years, 6 days 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

3 years, 1 month 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

3 years, 2 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

3 years, 3 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, 4 months 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, 5 months 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, 5 months 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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