The cost of an injured worker is far greater than what you pay for insurance when you consider the impact to productivity, other employees, and your future premiums. Workers’ compensation insurance only covers your direct costs, but a comprehensive workers’ compensation program can do so much more. The best programs proactively manage risk and include safety and return-to-work programs to mitigate risk and lower the cost in the long run.
Safer employees have fewer accidents which lead to lower costs. Our workers’ compensations programs are designed with your objectives, industry and exposures in mind, and place your employees’ safety as the number one concern. We help you identify ways to reduce incidents and put you in a position to respond quickly should an employee be injured or disabled.
When an accident does happen, we use a proactive claims management approach and focus on claims advocacy to positively impact and control costs. By managing the various aspects of a complicated claim from the start, we are able to get claims resolved quickly and effectively. Strong claims management paired with safety and return-to-work programs deliver cost saving strategies that allow you to manage your workers’ compensation plans.
Fall protection has been number one for the past few years on the annual list of workplace violations released by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). In fact, “Fall Protection – General Requirements” tops the current list by a wide margin with 6,072 violations. Falls are among the most common causes of serious work related injuries and deaths. Employers must set up the work place to prevent employees from falling off of overhead platforms, elevated work stations or into holes in the floor and walls.
Every health and welfare plan (health, dental, vision, short-term disability, long-term disability, AD&D, Health FSA, etc.) subject to ERISA that has 100 or more participants on the first day of the plan year is required to file a Form 5500 with the federal Department of Labor (DOL) seven months after the end of the plan year. There’s a lot of to unpack in that statement, but a hidden issue that often gets overlooked is just how many plans are there.
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