Reduce Your Workers Comp Costs 20-50%

Workers' compensation is not just a cost of doing business as many CEOs, CFO's and Business Owners think. It is an expense within your control. There are two reasons workers compensation costs are high. First, there are too many claims lasting too long. Second, the employer is not taking charge of the workers compensation process. Don't make the mistake many other employers have made. Take charge of your workers compensation costs today! Just … [Read More...]

Risk Management Professional

Free Weekly Newsletter with Tips & Hints to Reduce Workers Comp Costs

Sign up for our weekly newsletter with workers compensation cost reduction hints and tips.     Sign-Up for Our Newsletter View previous newsletters in our Newsletter Archive Free Weekly Newsletter Can Help You Reduce Your Workers' Comp Costs Articles drawn from our top rated and award winning blog Success stories based on field research Contains local, state, national, federal, international workers' comp … [Read More...]

Buyer's Guide: Workers Comp Insurance Policy and Coverage

How Much Is Workers Compensation Insurance?

    When you open or run a business, you need to determine whether workers' compensation coverage is required. It probably is! How much is workers' compensation insurance? The cost of workers' compensation varies depending on the number of employees, how risky your business is, and whether any of your employees were injured in the past. It used to be called "workman's' compensation and although the name changed, many people still refer to … [Read More...]

Business Services to Improve Your Bottom Line

We are industry leaders in workers' compensation and injury management cost containment. Our team includes consultants, attorneys and medical doctors who can discuss the extent of an injury during training or help train your internal medical department. We can also help your risk management organization or insurance agency improve your bottom line through our marketing communications and advertising programs, which we customize for your niche-target … [Read More...]

Workers' Compensation Investigators

Workers’ Compensation Investigators Directory

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3rd-Party Administration

Third Party Administrator Selection Process

Select 3rd-Party Administrator

18 Key Considerations for Selecting a Third Party Administrator or Insurance Company to Control Your Workers' Compensation Claims By WCK Staff - Updated December 2011 Selecting the best third-party … [Read More...]

Structured Settlements

Structured Settlements

Structured Settlements in Workers’ Compensation

Self-insured employers often question how to resolve their high value and difficult to conclude claims. The financial expectations and medical needs of the injured employees create complicated issues preventing a claim settlement. Structured settlements can often be the bridge to … [Read More...]

Medicare

Medicare Set-Aside Basics

Medicare Set-aside Arrangement Basics

Need Help Now? Try Our Directory of Workers' Comp Service Providers Medicare Compliance Employers are required to set aside the amount of future medical expenses. Compliance is complex and … [Read More...]

Pharmacy Benefits Management

Pharmacy Benefits Management

Pharamacy Benefits Management of Workers Compensation Drug Costs

Controlling workers compensation prescription drug cost is vital to controlling the cost of workers compensation. Utilization of a Pharmacy Benefit Management company (PBM) is a way to solve problems that drive up drug costs.; [Read More...]

Fraud

Eliminate Workers Comp Fraud

Eliminate Workers Comp Fraud

Do you use all techniques available to eliminate workers' comp claims? A small percentage of workers' comp claims are fraudulent, but quite a few claims (nearly 25% of all lost-time claims) are  "exaggerated." This is calling malingering. In other words, the claim lasts longer than … [Read More...]

Injuries

Injury Response

Improve Immediate Injury Response

Have procedures in place from the moment an injury occurs until an employee returns to work on full duty or transitional duty. Having procedures in place sends the message that you - the employer - are in control. Report the claim to your claim administrator immediately so the … [Read More...]

Return-to-Work

Return-to-Work Programs & Transitional Duty Policies

Return-to-Work Programs & Transitional Duty Policies

Bring Employees Back to Work Sooner The fundamental reason WC Costs are too high is: Too Many Employees are Out of Work Too Long Return to work programs focus on bringing employees back to work as soon as they are … [Read More...]

Buy Insurance

Buyer's Guide: Workers Comp Insurance Policy and Coverage

Buyer’s Guide: Workers Comp Insurance Policy and Coverage Information

When you open or run a business, you need to determine whether workers' compensation coverage is required. It probably is! How much does workers' compensation insurance cost a business? The cost of workers' compensation varies depending on the number of employees, how risky … [Read More...]

Claims

Claim Handling: Workers Compensation Best Practices

Claim Handling: Workers Compensation Best Practices

"Best practices" are often referenced in the handling of workers compensation claims without an explanation as to what they are or what the insurance industry standards are for handling workers compensation claims. While "best practices" vary slightly from insurance company to … [Read More...]

Physical Therapy

Physical Therapy Provider Selection Process

Selection of Physical Therapy Providers

Doctors Usually Refer Employees to Physical Therapist An area often overlooked by employers and the workers compensation insurance adjusters is the proper selection of the physical therapist and office. Normally the … [Read More...]

Medical Costs

Medical Cost Containment Strategies

Medical Cost Containment Strategies

Look at the Total Loss Costs (TLC), Not Just the Line-by-Line Items. The best technique to control medical costs in workers' compensation is a Total Loss Cost (TLC) approach. To be truly effective in controlling the medical cost of workers' compensation, employers and insurers … [Read More...]

Issues by Industry

Workers Comp by Industry

Industries

Workers' Compensation Issues by Industry Agriculture Amusement Parks Banking Casinos Commercial Fishermen Construction Entertainment Federal Government Food & Beverage … [Read More...]

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  • Case Study: 61.4% Savings on MSAs with Integrated Opioid Approach November 20, 2017
    The workers’ compensation industry’s efforts to reduce unnecessary opioid use doesn’t seem to have caught on with all sectors yet. A new report shows that in California, federal government approvals of funds for opioids in Medicare Set-Aside (MSA) agreements greatly exceed the recommended levels in evidence-based medical guidelines.   It’s a sobering report that experts […]
  • How Evidence Based Medicine & Clinical Guidelines Impact Workers’ Comp November 20, 2017
    Evidence-based medicine (EBM) is the conscientious, explicit, and judicious use of current best scientific evidence in making decisions about the care of individual patients.     Hierarchy of Scientific Evidence   While we would like to think that scientific evidence has always been the basis of modern medical practice, over the last few decades there has been […]
  • Improve Employee Attitudes & Expectations to Save Work Comp Costs November 16, 2017
    An injured worker with a positive attitude is much easier to deal with than a Negative Nelly. Someone who has an optimistic outlook is more likely to engage in his own recovery and do what it takes to get back to work. It makes the whole process easier and typically results in better outcomes for […]
  • Using Benefit Offsets to Reduce Work Comp Costs November 15, 2017
    Reducing costs in your workers’ compensation program includes understanding the concept of offsets against workers’ compensation benefits.  This is something that often does not occur.  When it does, however, the result is program paying benefits that otherwise should not be paid.  A review of your workers’ compensation program to identify and implement applicable offsets can […]
  • Move Workers’ Comp Claims to Settlement with Empathy November 14, 2017
    An injured worker with an open claim for 15 years finally agreed to settle, and it all came down to an extra $2,000 – $3,000 for a much wanted trip to Alaska. This real claim is very common in our industry and points to a glaring deficiency: a total lack of empathy for the injured […]

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