Preparing for a Workers’ Compensation Premium Audit

May 29, 2019
Your workers’ compensation policy might include a provision that allows your insurer to conduct a workers’ compensation premium audit. The results of the audit will affect your premiums, so it benefits you to be prepared! Your workers’ compensation premiums depend on two factors: your... Find out more »

Ways to Make Childcare Costs a Little More Affordable

May 22, 2019
Childcare can be an employee’s most expensive work-related expense. Fortunately, there is a benefit program you can offer that will at least provide tax relief to employees who use daycare providers. The program is the Dependent Care Assistance Program (DCAP). If you can’t offer a DCAP,... Find out more »

OSHA to Publish Specific Rules for Preventing Workplace Violence

There are four types of workplace violence. You should know the four ways to mitigate it. The Occupational Safety and Health (OSH Act) has traditionally invoked the General Duty Clause, rather than any specific rules, to address workplace violence. It requires employers to provide a safe and... Find out more »

How Workers’ Compensation Claims Reserves Are Set

May 6, 2019
It’s in your interest to make sure reserves are set as accurately as possible. When a workers’ compensation claim is filed with an insurance company or third-party administrator, the claims professional will try to establish the eventual cost to pay all expenses related to the claim.... Find out more »

Advantages and Disadvantages of the Emerging Telehealth Trend

Telehealth/telemedicine is being touted as a great innovation — the ability to talk to a provider any time of the day from home for little or no cost. There are advantages and disadvantages. If you sponsor a health care coverage plan for your employees, you might have considered the... Find out more »