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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

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

Small Businesses Must Prepare for Upcoming Deadline for New Overtime Rules

Posted on: November 8, 2016 by Chris Murray

The Department of Labor (DOL) in May issued new overtime rules affecting small businesses and their employees, including those in the home health care industry and other health care providers, which are now set to go into effect December 1. Medicaid-funded home care providers for individuals with disabilities or facilities with 15 beds or fewer, […] Read More

Posted in: Home Health Care law Medical Facilities

Home Health Care Franchises Experiencing Growth, Providing Seniors with Services

Posted on: August 16, 2016 by Chris Murray

A recent article in the Wall Street Journal featured the growing trend of home health care services for seniors, particularly in the franchise industry. In fact, the senior home-care sector has grown by 6.6% annually, faster than the overall franchise industry’s 2.6% compound annual growth rate, according to market researcher FRANdata. About half of home-care […] Read More

Posted in: blog Healthcare Home Health Care Uncategorized

Hired & Non-Owned Auto Risk Management Measures for Home Healthcare

Posted on: July 1, 2016 by Chris Murray

The home healthcare industry faces a number of risks arising from professional liability and general liability exposures to injuries on the job and employment practices. Additionally, home healthcare agencies are exposed to an automobile liability risk when caregivers, companions, nurses, nursing assistants, and other employees and volunteers use their own vehicles on the job. In […] Read More

Posted in: blog Healthcare Home Health Care

New Study Reveals Majority of Healthcare Organizations Lack Resources to Manage Data Breaches

Posted on: May 19, 2016 by Chris Murray

The “Sixth Annual Benchmark Study on Privacy & Security” by the Ponemon Institute reveals that healthcare organizations have experienced an increased frequency of breaches. Many of them lack the money and resources to manage data breaches caused by evolving cyber threats, preventable mistakes, and other dangers. The study surveyed healthcare organizations and business associates (BA) to […] Read More

Posted in: blog Cyber Liability Healthcare Healthcare Facilities Home Health Care Insurance Privacy Exposure Uncategorized

Drive Better Workers’ Comp Outcomes with Nurse Triage Services

Posted on: April 12, 2016 by Gerry Dumke

Caitlin Morgan is committed to taking a comprehensive approach in helping our agency partners assist clients with not only their Workers’ Compensation insurance but also with offering programs and value-added services that reduce claims, manage medical expenses, get employees back to work, improve ex-mods and gain control over premiums. For example, we created the Indiana […] Read More

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

Home Healthcare Agencies Increasingly at Risk for Wage & Hour Claims

Posted on: February 18, 2016 by Caitlin Morgan

Wage and hour claims are on the rise, with certain industries, such as home healthcare agencies, becoming more vulnerable than others. Most of these claims involve allegations that an employer failed to pay employees for off-the-clock work, failed to pay employees for overtime worked, misclassified employees as exempt from overtime pay requirements, or made improper […] Read More

Posted in: blog Home Health Care

The Importance of Professional Liability Insurance in Home Healthcare

Posted on: February 16, 2016 by Caitlin Morgan

The home healthcare industry is made up of various agencies and franchises that provide different services including skilled nursing care, personal care, homemaker and companion services, physical therapy and other support services and in-home hospice care providers. A critical component of any comprehensive insurance program to protect against liability risks is making sure Professional Liability […] Read More

Posted in: blog Home Health Care Professional Liability