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New Survey Shows Most Small Businesses Lack Disaster Preparedness Plans

Posted on: March 22, 2017 by Chris Murray

A recent survey by Nationwide reports that two in three small businesses do not have disaster preparedness plans in place, even though nearly 50% say it would take at least three months for their business to recover from a natural disaster. This is Nationwide’s second annual survey on the issue, which was conducted online by […] Read More

Posted in: Risk Management

Managing Long-Tail Workers’ Compensation Claims

Posted on: March 14, 2017 by Gerry Dumke

Among the issues to watch for in Workers’ Compensation for 2017 is the impact of the U.S. election on OSHA regulations and ADA accommodations for workplace injuries, state legislative bills, and marijuana in the workplace as more states in 2016 have passed laws making recreational use legal. Also among the Workers’ Comp issues to keep […] Read More

Posted in: blog Workers Comp Workers Compensation

Technology Trends Designed to Improve Care in Senior Living Facilities

Posted on: March 8, 2017 by Caitlin Morgan

Technology is changing every aspect of health care – from telemedicine for virtual visits with physicians, to smart devices to help those with diabetes, and technology to track prescription drug adherence. The senior living sector is no exception in benefiting from these technologies as well as others designed to improve resident and patient care and […] Read More

Posted in: Assisted Living Facility Insurance blog Nursing Home

The Impact of Risk Management on Home Health Care

Posted on: February 24, 2017 by Caitlin Morgan

Home health care workers face many various hazards on the job, including travel, care administration injuries, back injuries, latex allergy, violence, and stress. Effective risk management can help prevent or minimize home health care worker exposure to these hazards, even more critical today as workers in this sector are experiencing increasing numbers of occupational injuries […] Read More

Posted in: blog Healthcare Home Health Care Workers Comp Workers Compensation

Global Study Reveals Digital Threat Remains Biggest Threat for Businesses

Posted on: February 20, 2017 by Chris Murray

A report recently released by the Business Continuity Institute and the British Standards Institution shows the threat of cyber attacks, data breaches, and political instability resulting from rising populism are among the top concerns for businesses around the world. The report is based on a survey of 726 organizations in 79 countries in sectors that […] Read More

Posted in: blog Cyber Liability

Senior Care Industry Optimistic About New Administration, Fewer Mandates

Posted on: February 17, 2017 by Chris Murray

The American Healthcare Association/National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL) after the U.S. elections voiced its optimism that there will be fewer mandates from the federal government and less bureaucratic control over the senior care industry now that Republicans control both Congress and the White House. “In many cases, our operators are focused on what we […] Read More

Posted in: Uncategorized

Reporting Workers Comp Injuries Immediately Helps Drive Down Costs

Posted on: February 13, 2017 by Gerry Dumke

There are several cost drivers behind Workers’ Compensation premiums including rising medical costs, escalating prescription prices, a high frequency of claims, workers taking more time off work, and high dollar amounts for the claims being filed. Also contributing to the cost of Workers’ Compensation is lag time in claim reporting. According to insurance industry statistics, […] Read More

Posted in: Workers Comp Workers Compensation

The Benefits of Telemedicine in Workers’ Compensation

Posted on: January 26, 2017 by Gerry Dumke

Telemedicine and telehealth services are making headway in providing benefits in Workers’ Compensation with innovative new programs that help employees obtain quick, convenient care, and the ability to potentially prevent more serious problems down the road. Telemedicine is the use of electronic communication technologies to improve the patient’s health status by connecting him or her […] Read More

Posted in: blog Workers Comp Workers Compensation

Nurses Call for OSHA to Pass National Standards for Workplace Violence Prevention at Healthcare Facilities

Posted on: January 24, 2017 by Chris Murray

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recently heard from registered nurse members of National Nurses United (NNU) at a public stakeholder meeting. The nurses are calling for OSHA to pass regulations to prevent workplace violence in healthcare and social assistance settings – from hospitals to nursing homes, assisted living facilities […] Read More

Posted in: Assisted Living Facility Insurance blog Healthcare Facilities Home Health Care Nursing Home

Non-Fatal Workplace Injuries at Nearly $60B Annually in Direct Workers’ Comp Costs

Posted on: January 19, 2017 by Gerry Dumke

The 2017 Liberty Mutual Workplace Safety Index was recently released, indicating that serious, nonfatal workplace injuries now amount to nearly $60 billion in direct U.S. Workers’ Compensation costs per year. This means that more than $1 billion dollars a week are being spent by businesses on these injuries, which include everything from overexertion to slips […] Read More

Posted in: blog Home Health Care Workers Comp Workers Compensation