Bill Katzfey

It’s Heating Season: When Was Your Last Furnace Tune-Up?

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November 26th, 2012

It’s that time of year again in Wisconsin – time to start thinking about turning on the heat in your house.  When was the last time you took a look at your furnace?  Better yet, when was the last time your furnace had a tune-up? R&R client, ServiceMaster Recovery Services, gives tips on a “Do-It-Yourself» Read Full Article

CFO.com Insurance Rate Outlook: From Flat to Soaring

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October 15th, 2012

Great explanation from CFO.com about rates increasing for 2013 renewals and why now,  more than ever, it’s important to have your “house” in order. CFO.com recent article: Insurance Rate Outlook: From Flat to Soaring describes the current concerns CFOs have regarding their insurance premiums and the tightening restrictions from insurance carriers. Related Articles: 3 Ways to Improve» Read Full Article

How to Keep Your Flat Work Comp Dividend

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October 11th, 2012

Don’t be surprised if your renewal comes through with a significantly reduced dividend or none at all. The insurance market is changing. The soft market and other external financial factors warranted workers compensation carriers to offer large flat dividends to their commercial insureds. Those days are numbered. (See CFO.com September 18, 2012: Insurance Rate Outlook: From» Read Full Article

3 Ways to Improve Your Chances of Earning a Workers Compensation Dividend

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October 11th, 2012

A lot of business owners concentrate on the dividend portion of a workers compensation insurance policy. Rightly so, it’s a significant refund and can be critical to the bottom line of any business.  What business owners and CFO’s don’t often realize, though is that if you manage your experience MOD first, the dividends will follow. If» Read Full Article

Obese Workers Have 50% More Work Comp Claims

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October 8th, 2012

The State of Wisconsin estimates it could save $12 billion dollars if residents “slim down”. With National Health Expenditures continuing to rise, employers profits are being consumed by healthcare costs.  Some estimates are as high as 58% after taxes!  Today, nearly half of all workers compensation claims include loss time or disability rating. In particular,» Read Full Article