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January 2012

Top Five Most Popular Workers Comp Articles For 2011

Most Popular Workers Comp Articles For 2011 As this is the first of the year, I decided to post links to our five most popular workers comp articles for 2011 judging from the traffic on the web pages and the newsletter. We use Blogger for our web stats.  The numbers

Workers Compensation Audits Five Types To Cut Comp Costs

Workers Compensation Audits – Five Types For Cost Savings We often receive questions centering on Workers Compensation audits.  Audits – we like to call them reviews are an essential method to cut comp costs. This term may cover many types of audits or reviews. I thought I would cover the

Workers Comp Indemnity Costs and Recession

Recession – WC Indemnity Costs The California Workers Comp indemnity costs and recession. I was recently reading an article from WCRI concerning an increase in California on indemnity benefits. Their usually very accurate research seemed to equate the rise in indemnity costs to the recession. I think this is a very

Are Workers Compensation Costs Just Overhead?

Workers Compensation Costs Should Be Viewed As Variable – Not Fixed Do the Workers Compensation costs count as overhead? I have seen this situation many times when reviewing employers’ Workers Compensation situation. The cost of Workers Comp is a budget item that is in the overhead cost (cost of doing

Four Workers Comp Claim Review Strategies

Workers Comp Claim Review  – Four Methods I wrote four Workers Comp Claim review strategies many years ago.  This is an excerpt from the manual found here that I wrote many years ago. The info is basically timeless. Claims reviews are an integral part of a premium reduction program and

Davis-Bacon Act Wages Has Effect on Work Comp Payroll Audits

Payroll Audits And Davis-Bacon Act Wages My last post covered what is included in wages for Workers Compensation policies and premium audits. One of the areas mentioned was the Davis-Bacon Act wages. The Davis-Bacon and Related Acts, apply to contractors and subcontractors performing on federally funded or assisted contracts in

Payroll Audits Cover More Than Just Wages For Workers Compensation

Payroll Audits Cover A Long List of Remuneration The payroll audits cover of WC policy. One of the most trying times for a CFO or business owner in the Workers Compensation process is the payroll audit. I had a question posed to me yesterday as to what funds are considered

NCCI Proves What We Knew All Along

NCCI Older Workers Study A new report has been produced by the NCCI indicating that older workers do not account for a larger percentage of Workers Comp accidents than the overall employee population. In a way, the theme of the article seems that NCCI may have been surprised by the

Top 10 Workers Comp Premium Reduction Resolutions – Cut Comp Costs

Top 10 WC Premium Reduction Resolutions The New Year is up on us. The following is a list of New Year Resolutions for Workers Compensation premium reduction strategies. This list was generated from over 16 years of data that I compiled from clients and the general Workers Compensation marketplace. 1. My



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