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3 Best Practices to Save Money on Worker’s Compensation Claims

I just celebrated another anniversary of working in the insurance industry. (I won’t tell you the year I started, but a clue is that President Ronald Reagan was still in office!) My first job with an insurance company was right out of college where I was trained and consequently gained my first..

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April is Workplace Violence Awareness Month

Category: Claims

Did you know that April is Workplace Violence Awareness Month?  According to OSHA (Occupational Safety & Health Administration), workers who can be at risk for violence include:

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The Do's and Don'ts of a Hail Damage Claim

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Hail can be one of the biggest hazards associated with severe thunderstorms.  It can be small and relatively harmless, or it can grow to larger than the size of a golf ball and cause extensive damage to your property.    From 2010 through 2016, an average of 6339 reports of large hail were..

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Are Traveling Employees Covered by Workers Compensation?

As a claims counselor, I get a lot of questions about employees who are required to travel for their jobs.  Is my employee covered when he flies to San Diego for business?  What if he takes a side visit as a tourist and is injured?  Where exactly is the line drawn for traveling employees?

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Violence in the Workplace - My Story

Growing up in the Midwest, I always felt secure and never thought about horrible things that could go wrong outside of my home.  I began my career in insurance working for Wausau Insurance Companies and was a multiple line claims adjuster in the areas of the Upper Peninsula of Michigan and..

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10 Ways to Save Money on Your Worker’s Compensation Premium

There are many ways claims can affect an employer's experience mod and worker's compensation premium. Here are my top 10 tips for keeping costs to a minimum:

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What to Expect After a Large Insurance Loss

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If you’ve suffered a large fire, water, or wind insurance loss, you are probably wondering, “What do I do now?” 

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Reporting Workers’ Compensation Claims

Workers’ compensation laws are often misunderstood because they can vary significantly between states. If your employee reports an injury and you are unsure of what steps to take, you are not alone. However, regardless of your company’s geographical location, the first two days after an employee..

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How to get the Best Claims Service from your Adjuster and Insurance Agency

Whether you are a large corporation or a business owner with five employees, when you have an injured worker you need help. You can look for assistance from your insurance agent and your workers compensation insurance carrier.

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Opioid Use in the Workplace: Should I be Concerned?

My husband recently had shoulder surgery and his physician wrote him a prescription for oxycodone. He did not end up using the pills and they now sit in a bathroom drawer.  How many of you have experienced the same scenario if you recently had a tooth pulled or outpatient surgery?

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