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

Trends in combatting abuse and fraud in Workers’ Compensation

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Fraud or abuse that might not reach the legal requirements for criminal sanctions happens in all aspects of the Workers’ Comp system. There’s employee fraud, employer fraud, health provider fraud, attorney fraud, and even insurer and claims adjuster fraud. The...

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What employers should expect from an insurance agent?

Kevin Ring 5 years, 5 months ago

By Kevin Ring Institute of Work Comp Professionals Editor’s note: Kevin Ring, CWCA, CWCA, MWCA, is Lead Analyst at Institute of WorkComp Professionals, Asheville, NC of which we are a member. It trains, certifies independent insurance agents and their support...

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Hurricane recovery: Workers’ Comp implications

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Be sure your employees are covered when going out of state to assist with recovery The requirements for Workers’ Comp vary by state and the important message here is that if you have employees traveling out of state you want...

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OSHA update: Electronic record keeping, regulatory agenda, combustible dust, noise in construction

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OSHA’s Injury Tracking Application Injury Reporting is now available allowing employers to electronically enter their required 2016 injury and illness data from Form 300A. The Improve Track of Workplace Injuries and Illnesses final rule went into effect Jan. 1 with an initial compliance deadline...

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

Kevin Ring 5 years, 6 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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Lower Job Classifications Mean Lower Premiums

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To keep their premiums at the lowest cost each year, it’s not unusual for businesses to seek job classifications with lower ratings. Workers’ Compensation guru, David Leng, explains in his book, Stop Being Frustrated and Overcharged Year After Year by...

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Legal Corner

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ADA Employer requiring wellness program participation prevails over EEOC A federal District Court in Wisconsin has ruled against the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and held that a plastic manufacturer’s policy of requiring employees to complete health risk assessments and biometric...

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Overexertion Accounts For More Than 25% Of The Top Ten Injury Costs: Liberty Mutual

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Produced annually, the Liberty Mutual Workplace Safety Index identifies the leading causes of the most disabling workplace injuries (resulting in six or more days of lost time) and ranks them by total Workers’ Compensation costs. The top five causes that...

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