7 Secrets that Cost Your Client a Bundle on their Workers' Comp

Landscape contractor sprouts a $104,000 refund

INSURED This major landscape contractor servicing commercial properties employs 120 people and does $1.9 million in annual revenues. SITUATION A year after purchasing the company, the insured was concerned why, as a relatively new business, its Experience Mod was extremely...

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Satellite company saves nearly half-million in premiums

2 years, 5 months ago ,

INSURED A multi-state satellite installation company with 36 employees. SITUATION The company unexpectedly received a $499,916 audit premium notice. The previous premium was $13,530. ASSESSMENT In reviewing the audit, CWCAs from Trissel, Graham, and Toole discovered that the auditor had...

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Office furniture company sees Mod drop 22%

INSURED This assembler of office furniture employs 86 and has revenues in excess of $32 million annually. SITUATION The employer saw its Experience Mod escalating steadily up to 1.22. ASSESSMENT The CWCAs found one reason for the increase in the...

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WC Advisors speak up on behalf of client, and speech pathologist group sees over $30,000 in returned premiums

2 years, 5 months ago

INSURED This employer is a privately owned practice of speech-language pathologists, servicing various medical and academic settings. The company employs upwards of 30 people. SITUATION The company was experiencing abnormally high premiums due to a SCOPES (rating bureau’s manual of...

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Correcting misclassification a good sign for outdoor sign company

2 years, 5 months ago ,

INSURED The insured is an outdoor sign company with fewer than 10 employees. The company’s annual revenue is just under $2,000,000. SITUATION The company’s annual premium was extremely high based on the number of employees and the level of duties...

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Experience Mod audit lowers Mod 17 points & returns $33,150 to grading contractor

INSURED This grading contractor employs 42 people with annual revenues of approximately $3 million. SITUATION The company had been with the same broker for 21 years. The broker had never audited or verified the insured’s Experience Modification Factor and routinely...

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School goes to head of the class by recovering $32,000 on audit

2 years, 5 months ago

INSURED School for "Exceptional Children" (autism, down syndrome, etc.); 300 employees; safety committee 19 staff members. SITUATION 1.88 experience mod, 300% loss ratio, which means the insurance company paid out to doctors, pharmacies, and other medical providers three times more...

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Glass Company discovers value of Independent Agent

INSURED This company specializes in glass for commercial entrances and storefronts, construction glazing and retail glass sales. With 40 employees, the company has sales revenue in 2005 of approximately $2.5 million. Situation The CWCAs began insuring this client in 1995....

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Error in classification ruling nearly costs auto repair company thousands in higher premiums

2 years, 5 months ago ,

INSURED Located in Wisconsin, this auto repair business also does retail parts sales and auto dismantling. The company employs seven people. SITUATION The Rating Board showed up unannounced to undertake a classification audit. The audit resulted in a re-classification of...

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HVAC company quantifies Mod, saves business

INSURED The insured is an HVAC service company with approximately 23 employees and estimated sales of $4 million. SITUATION The company was in serious danger of losing one of its biggest accounts, a leading national paper manufacturer. The paper manufacturer...

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