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Don’t Treat Your Injured Worker like a Number

Getting injured workers back is the primary goal of all employers, but that process starts during the claims process. A good start is to stop treating injured workers as claimants and more like customers who need to get their bodies and minds fully functioning again....

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Social Media: A Potent Weapon against Fraud

You can tell a lot about your employees based on what they post on their social media pages. These include Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and any number of other sites that have come on-line. This is a crucial part of information gathering during a workers' comp claim...

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Light Duty Work Can Reduce Workers’ Comp Costs

The best way to hasten the recovery of a work injury is to get an injured worker back to work as soon as possible. Light duty assignments can achieve this goal for a staffing company while minimizing temporary disability payments. Make sure your light duty policy is...

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Beware of Dangerous Drug Combinations

It is an unfortunate consequence of many injuries that pain medication, sleeping pills and even anti-depressants are prescribed to get injured workers back on the job. Frequently, these drugs are prescribed simultaneously and, in the case of opioids, can be...

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Opt Out Programs Threaten Coverage

Part of the national discussion surrounding workers' comp is the number of states allowing employers to "opt out" of the state's workers' comp system. A court recently declared Oklahoma's opt out unconstitutional, citing disparate treatment of injured workers. While...

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Classification and Recordkeeping: the Keys to Proper Coverage

It looks like your workers' comp premiums will increase next year. As a staffing firm, it's a good time to review coverage requirements for your temporary workers. Underpaying premium not only leaves your employees vulnerable, but places you in legal difficulty....

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Is The Workers’ Compensation System Broken?

It has been an inescapable topic ever since the investigative outfit, Pro Publica, published its piece on workers’ compensation "The Demolition of Workers’ Comp." Pro Publica concludes that states' workers' comp systems have slashed benefits and medical care to...

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ACA Cost Shifting Could Increase Workers’ Comp Rates

There may more unintended consequences of the Affordable Care Act on employers, including staffing companies, if workers’ comp experts are to be believed. According to recent research by the Massachusetts-based Workers’ Compensation Research Institute (WCRI), the...

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