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  1. Creating a Workers’ Compensation Process

    by Cameron Bramwell

    For the unprepared, workers’ compensation (WC) issues can be both confusing and costly. Fortunately for employers, there are ways to actively engage WC issues to influence their outcomes. Through management controls and active involvement in the WC process, your organization can effectively influence related costs. To do so you will have to establish a number […]

  2. Officer Exclusion from Workers’ Compensation Insurance

    by Cameron Bramwell

    Most states require employers to purchase a workers’ compensation insurance policy to cover workers who are injured or made ill due to a workplace exposure. While owners and corporate officers can exclude themselves from coverage, there are potential drawbacks to opting out that need to be seriously considered before you make your decision. Executive officers […]

  3. Colorado Workers’ Compensation- Employee Eligibility

    by Cameron Bramwell

    Workers’ compensation is a system of no-fault insurance that provides medical benefits and monetary compensation to employees who sustain work-related injuries and diseases. Workers’ compensation is governed by state law. The Workers’ Compensation Act of Colorado (WCAC) prescribes the requirements an employee must meet in order to receive workers’ compensation benefits in the state. The […]

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  4. What Determines Vehicle Safety Ratings?

    by Cameron Bramwell

    Although every vehicle sold in the United States must meet minimum safety requirements, the government also uses safety ratings to encourage consumers to purchase safe vehicles as well as to encourage manufacturers to focus on safety features. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA) 5-Star Safety Ratings measure the likelihood of an injury occurring in […]

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  5. Reporting Workers’ Compensation Claims

    by Cameron Bramwell

    Workers’ compensation laws are often misunderstood because they can vary significantly between states. If your employee reports an injury and you are unsure of what steps to take, you are not alone. However, regardless of your company’s geographical location, the first two days after an employee gets injured on the job are always the most […]

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  6. The Importance of Ongoing Safety Training for Your Company

    by Cameron Bramwell

    Ongoing safety training is essential to prevent injuries and maintain a strong safety culture.  Some of the benefits of conducting regular training are to: Enhance the employees’ ability to recognize risks Reinforce the proper way of performing a task to prevent short cuts and combat complacency Remind employees that working safely is supported by management […]

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  7. Yes, Employee Stress is a Problem for Your Business

    by Cameron Bramwell

    No question, modern life is stressful. Most of us live in a pressure cooker of worries about work, money, health, family responsibilities like caring for children or aging parents, and the technology that keeps us in touch with everyone, all the time. What do those other elements have to do with the workplace? A lot. […]

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  8. Easy Guide to Cost Containment Certification with Pinnacol Assurance

    by Cameron Bramwell

    There are many reasons Pinnacol policyholders might consider implementing the State of Colorado’s Cost Containment Certification (CCC) program. Employers who have achieved the certification often see a decrease in claims costs, a reduction in losses, and experience less severe injuries. The certification can also make employers eligible for a discount on their workers’ compensation premium. […]

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  9. Did your employees get enough sleep last night?

    by Cameron Bramwell

    How did you sleep last night? Odds are, not well – and neither did your workforce. Life is hectic. It’s hard to shut down and relax. Children and pets keep us awake, and the blue light of our digital screens disturbs our natural sleep patterns. But lack of sleep is more than a nuisance. The […]

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  10. The Problem With Amendment 69 as it Pertains to Workers’ Compensation Insurance

    by Cameron Bramwell

    Colorado’s workers’ compensation system is one of the best in the nation, effectively balancing the needs of labor and business. The stability and financial security of the system is a boon to the state’s economy, helping retain business and lure new employers. But that will change if Amendment 69, or ColoradoCare, is approved by voters […]

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