How Field Nurse Case Managers Can Manage Workers Compensation Costs

Leveraging field nurse case managers to control your workers comp costs. As an employer, you are looking for the best ways to minimize your workers compensation insurance costs.  One creative way to keep costs down is by leveraging the expertise of a field nurse case manager.  But what is a field nurse case manager, and Read More

How Employee Background Checks Can Protect Nursing Homes

Why nursing homes need to employ stricter hiring protocols. Good business owners know that their employees are their biggest assets.  This is especially true for businesses in the healthcare industry.  This is because employees, such as those working for nursing homes, are responsible for important tasks such as administering treatment to patients, handling expensive equipment, Read More

Watch Out for These Early Signs of an Expensive Workers Comp Claim

How you can screen for costly workers compensation insurance claims. According to workers compensation experts, approximately 5% of claims account for 80% of workers compensation insurance costs.  This means that about one out of fourteen claims will be major ones that end up costing you dearly.  Oftentimes, employers are not able to tell which claims Read More

Is Your Return-to-Work Program Well-Understood?

Poor communication can affect a worker’s recovery and increase your insurance rates. If an employee gets injured while on the job, then you will have to file a workers compensation insurance claim.  Typically, the medical side of things is fairly straight-forward.  Based on the physician’s or surgeon’s report, the claims adjuster can evaluate the employee’s Read More

Why Nursing Homes Need to Develop a Procedure for Handling Complaints

How to manage complaints at your nursing home. If you operate a nursing home, then it’s natural to receive complaints from your residents and their family members.  Properly addressing these complaints is an important part of avoiding more serious risk with your business.  Here what you should do to manage complaints at your nursing home. Read More

Protect Your Employees from Struck-by-Object Hazards

Keep your employees safe at your place of business. If you own a business, then you are responsible for protecting the employees that work for you.  Unfortunately, there are many risks in the average workplace.  For instance, many employees sustain injuries after being struck by objects.  While having the right workers compensation insurance will take Read More

How to Get Your Business Ready for an OSHA Inspection

What you can do to prepare for an OSHA inspection. If you run a business, then you know that regulatory inspections are a routine.  Many of these inspections are handled by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration or OSHA.  OSHA inspections are designed to ensure that the business is following health and safety guidelines and Read More

Watch Out for These Signs of Workers Compensation Fraud

Don’t become the victim of workers compensation fraud. As a business owner, minimizing your workers compensation insurance costs is a matter of great importance.  One of the best ways to keep your costs down is by cutting down on instances of fraud.  But how can you tell when an employee is trying to scam you?  Read More