Resource Center

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

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

Obesity Linked to Higher Workers Compensation Claims

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July 6th, 2012

A study recently conducted by the National Council on Compensation Insurance (NCCI) provides further proof of the emerging costs related to obesity in the workplace. Not only does it impact health insurance costs, but obesity has also been linked to higher workers compensation claims. The article provides further proof that proactive wellness programs in the» Read Full Article

Part Time Help, Full Time Workers Compensation Headache

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June 7th, 2012

Summer is upon us, and with that will come the opportunities for part time summer jobs. Seasonal businesses expand, and potential employees return home from college for the summer – these are great opportunities for all parties involved. Wisconsin employers of part time summer help should be aware that there are some potential pitfalls that come with» Read Full Article

MOD Verification Process Finds Errors in Releases

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March 17th, 2012

Clients often ask if they should be concerned when their MOD is released from the bureau. Very often we find mistakes in the released MOD and can save clients thousands of dollars by verifying their MOD. Nancy McMurry, Resource Center Director, explains some of the things we look for in this verification process… Wisconsin businesses interested in» Read Full Article

Rates Steady at +5% Increase For 3Q 2012

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March 17th, 2012

In September 2011 rates were flat. Since then, we have continued to see evidence of a changing market with the composite rate at +5 percent for both August and September 2012. What does this mean for Wisconsin businesses? Make sure you are using an independent agency that can bring multiple markets and multiple quote options to the table.» Read Full Article

R&R Maximizes Claims Management Process With Resource Center

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February 25th, 2012

We often see claims not handled appropriately, or circumstances where important details were overlooked. It can never hurt to have another set of eyes reviewing the information on your behalf.  R&R’s Resource Center has dedicated claims management specialists who make sure that every detail is reviewed. Another area where it’s truly beneficial to have a resource double» Read Full Article

Advantages of a Structured Return to Work Program

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February 25th, 2012

There are several advantages to having a structured return to work program, all of which can shorten the length of the lost time claim, thus reducing the overall cost of the work comp claim and your workers compensation program. Reduction of lost time reduces overall cost of the workers compensation claim Gain control over the» Read Full Article

Making Time Work For You in a Workers Compensation Claim

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February 25th, 2012

Time can work for you or against you in the workers compensation system. There are three critical timing aspects in regards to workers compensation claims: Timely investigation (see 3 common mistakes of accident investigation) Timely medical treatment Addressing return-to-work intentions To learn more about these three critical areas, watch this quick video…

Positive Rapport with Occ Med Facility Can Reduce Workers Comp Costs

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February 25th, 2012

It’s important to understand how having a relationship with an occupational medical facility, and physicians can play in your favor when it comes to reducing workers compensation claims. Showing sincere interest in getting the injured worker back to work, having the physician understand your work environment and a willingness to work together can all help to» Read Full Article