July 2010

Highest rates of non-medical use of prescription pain relievers occur in… Arkansas, Kentucky, Nevada, Oklahoma, Oregon, Tennessee, and Wisconsin.

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July 29th, 2010

Prescription drugs are being misused and abused by a wide variety of people. According to SAMHSA, about 26 million Americans between the ages of 26 and 50 report they have used prescription drugs non-medically at some point in their life. Other age groups have lower lifetime incidents: 13 million who are age 50 or older,» Read Full Article

7/22/10 – Wis. Supreme Court Denies Asbestos Death Claim

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July 27th, 2010

The Wisconsin State Supreme Court says a brake maker wasn’t negligent in a machinist’s death. Walter Tatera, a former Hales Corners machine shop worker, died of cancer in 2004. His estate sued FMC Corp., a Milwaukee brake manufacturer, alleging disks the company sent to Tatera’s shop contained asbestos and caused his cancer. A Milwaukee judge» Read Full Article

Interstate Roofing's Savings $1.3 M as of 2009

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July 22nd, 2010

Interstate Roofing has saved $1.3 million in premium since beginning their MOD management efforts with R&R Insurance.

Parking Lot Maintenance Reduces Premium by 45%

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July 22nd, 2010

“I can’t begin to explain what Jamie and R&R have done for us. In 2002 PLM had a mod factor of 1.15. We now boast a .69 mod. We have a fantastic safety program and a 45% reduction in premium. This reduction occurred during a huge company growth period.” Grant Pozorski Parking Lot Maintenance, Inc.

5 Benefits of a Near-Miss Reporting Culture

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July 21st, 2010

Wouldn’t it be great to have some sort of system in place to stop workplace injuries, fatalities and equipment damage situations before they occurred? If your company created a near-miss (close call) reporting culture, it would move a long way toward achieving that goal. There are several benefits to having a near-miss reporting culture in» Read Full Article

Interstate Sealant & Concrete

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July 21st, 2010

“Having Jamie as an agent has been one of the most beneficial steps I have done for my company. Jamie is not only knowledgeable in the field, but he also helps me become more proactive in my business insurance needs regarding risk exposure. He is a great facilitator between the carrier and the client so» Read Full Article

Donovan & Jorgenson Lowers Workers Comp Costs

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July 19th, 2010

“Jamie Vanderveldt has been very helpful and informative in the time we have worked with him. Jamie has been instrumental in helping us focus on ways to reduce our workers comp costs. He has earned our confidence as a result of his thoroughness and expertise. I appreciate his friendly and helpful attitude.” Joe Donovan Donovan» Read Full Article

Have Risk-Management Cuts Gone Too Far?

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July 19th, 2010

Annual benchmarking survey provides new insight on the impact of cost reductions within employer’s risk management programs. During the recession, companies slashed their risk costs by 3.1%, a recent study found. As a result, a major catastrophe could test their ability to respond.  Article provided by cfo.com. http://www.cfo.com/article.cfm/14511787

R&R Answers Marriott Construction's Tough Insurance Questions

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July 18th, 2010

“R&R Insurance provides us with a proactive approach to managing our Workers Comp costs. Their claims review process positively impacts our bottom line.   They proactively close out claims which most recently caused $23,000 to be added to our variable dividend. They play an important role on our team by always providing highly responsive service when» Read Full Article

Safety Practices Lower Schaus Roofing Mod

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July 17th, 2010

“R&R’s knowledge and experience with workers compensation had an immediate effect on our insurance costs. Their continued efforts on monitoring our safety practices and working on our behalf with insurance companies keeps us competitive. Our MOD rating has done nothing but go down since we’ve partnered with R&R.”   Tom Schaus Schaus Roofing, Inc