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.
Religious accommodations are becoming more common in the workplace as businesses become more diverse. Where possible, employers are effectively navigating their employees’ requests and still maintaining productive workplaces. But this often requires a bit of creativity and thinking outside the box.
We have updated the "Insurance and employee benefit considerations" section of this article, and we will continue to make updates as they become available. While the headlines about COVID-19 may be alarming, employers can be proactive by taking a calm and practical approach to mitigate and respond to the unique risks the pandemic continues to pose to their organizations. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued interim guidance to help employers respond to COVID-19. Employers should be prepared to prevent infection from entering and spreading in their organizations as well as to answer employee questions about the organization’s readiness plan and how their health plan coverage and other employee benefits will address their needs during this pandemic.
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