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Classification: The Foundation of Workers’ Compensation For the Construction Industry

3 years, 9 months ago

Whether you’re an insurance professional, an employer or “the person in charge of insurance,” it’s often difficult to get your arms around Workers’ Compensation. It’s complex and fraught with so many “moving parts” you can almost be certain that what...

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10 Ways to Find Lost Money in Workers’ Compensation Loss Run Reports

3 years, 10 months ago

Nineteenth century Attorney Russell Conwell earned more than $6,000,000 delivering his famous “Acres of Diamond” speech. He said that riches are right in front of us, although most people spend their lives looking far and wide. It’s the same with...

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

3 years, 11 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

4 years, 2 days 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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Six Actions Employers Can Take to Control Runaway Workers’ Compensation Medical

4 years, 1 month 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

4 years, 2 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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Highlights of the 2017 NCCI Symposium

4 years, 2 months ago

Each year, the National Council on Compensation Insurance (NCCI), which gathers data, analyzes industry trends and legislation and prepares insurance rate and loss cost recommendations hold an Issues Symposium. The theme for 2017 was “Adapting”. Bill Donnell, president, and CEO noted the industry must remain open...

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How To Avoid Missing Out On Workers’ Compensation Savings

4 years, 3 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

4 years, 4 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

4 years, 5 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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