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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 15 Warning Signs of Workers’ Compensation Fraud

    by Cameron Bramwell

    The WC (workers’ compensation) insurance system is a no-fault method of paying workers for medical expenses and wage losses due to on-the-job injuries. While the majority of WC claims are truthful, the National Insurance Crime Bureau reports that billions of dollars of false claims are submitted each year. To help you detect possible WC fraud, […]

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  9. Rising Auto Insurance Prices

    by Cameron Bramwell

    Although gas prices are low and job rates are rising, these factors are pushing auto insurance rates up. That’s because as people begin to drive more, car insurance claims and insurance payouts rise accordingly. The National Safety Council (NSC) estimates that auto fatalities rose an estimated 8 percent last year, which is the largest increase […]

  10. Do I Need Flood Insurance?

    by Cameron Bramwell

    When floodwater from a severe, week-long storm started pouring through the walls of Becky Bentley’s house, she knew she had to get out fast. In the short time it took her and her son to run upstairs to grab the family cat, the rapidly rising water trapped them on the second floor of their home. […]

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