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Workers Comp Cost-Reduction Guidebook

WC Cost-Reduction Guidebook

The guidebook is a hands-on practical manual written by a national expert on workers compensation cost containment with over 25 years of experience helping companies to reduce losses by 20% to 50%. … Learn More

WC Mastery Training

Certified Master of Workers' Compensation

Certified Master of Workers’ Compensation

Receive in-depth training on proven workers’ comp cost containment strategies and tactics.  Become a Certified Master of Workers’ Compensation Costs. … Learn More

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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  • Ten Light Duty Work Ideas February 14, 2019
    So you have decided to provide some light duty or transitional work for injured workers to decrease wage loss expense.  First of all, congratulations! This is the first step in decreasing claims costs. The wage expense in a comp claim is most usually the biggest cost, and any chance you have of decreasing that cost […]
  • Evaluating Medical Evidence to Make Better Workers’ Comp Decisions February 13, 2019
    Members of the claim management team are called upon to evaluate the medical evidence and determine issues of reasonableness and necessity of medical care and treatment, along with determinations of causation and primary liability.  These decisions have a significant impact on an individual claim and the effectiveness of a workers’ compensation program.       […]
  • ​WCRI’s Annual Workers’ Comp Conference Features Latest Research and Efforts to Address Opioid Epidemic February 12, 2019
    With more Americans dying from opioid overdoses than car crashes, the Workers Compensation Research Institute (WCRI) is devoting a session at their upcoming 35th Annual Issues & Research Conference to discussing the latest research and efforts to address the opioid epidemic. The conference is taking place February 28 and March 1, 2019, at the Renaissance Phoenix Downtown […]
  • Quick Claim Reporting – The Workers’ Comp Silver Bullet February 11, 2019
    Nearly every claims management team is looking for the silver bullet to cure all their workers’ comp issues.  Many vendor services will claim to be this solution, but there is only one that doesn’t cost any money – quick claim reporting.   The origins of the term “silver bullet” is derived from Philip of Macedonia […]
  • Dealing with Chronic Pain in Workers’ Compensation February 7, 2019
    Issues concerning chronic pain continue to dominate workers’ compensation claims across the United States.  These issues include recognizing it, efficiently dealing with it and finding creative solutions to drive an effective program. Understanding Chronic Pain There are different types of chronic pain.  When investigating a workers’ compensation claim, it is important for claim handlers to […]

Professional Development Resource

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