Archive For October, 2013

Work Comp Insights: Reporting Workers’ Compensation Claims

By | October 23, 2013

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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Work Comp Insights: Workers’ Compensation and the Aging Workforce

By | October 23, 2013

Older Americans continue to delay their retirement or reenter the workforce to supplement their income and combat the effects of a down economy. In fact, in the past five years the number of workers in the United States between the ages of 55 and 64 has increased by over 50 percent – and is still […]

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Work Comp Insights: When is a Workers’ Compensation Claim Compensable?

By | October 23, 2013

Carefully evaluating workers’ compensation claims is crucial in helping your company save money and prevent fraud. Workers’ compensation is simply a form of insurance that offers employees medical coverage in the event they are injured during a work-related function. Depending on the state of residence, it may also give compensation for disabilities sustained or cover […]

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Trucking Playing it Safe: The Hours of Service BASIC

By | October 23, 2013

The Hours of Service BASIC Tips to keep your CSA scores low The Hours of Service (HOS) Compliance Behavior Analysis and Safety improvement Category (BASIC) is one of seven categories that the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) uses to determine how a motor carrier ranks relative to other carriers in its Compliance, Safety, Accountability […]

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Trucking Playing it Safe: The Hazardous Materials BASIC

By | October 23, 2013

The Hazardous Materials BASIC Tips to keep your CSA scores low The Hazardous Materials (HM) Compliance Behavior Analysis and Safety Improvement Category (BASIC) is one of seven categories that the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) uses to determine how a motor carrier ranks relative to other carriers in its Compliance, Safety, Accountability (CSA) initiative. […]

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Trucking Playing it Safe: The Controlled Substances/Alconol BASIC

By | October 22, 2013

The Controlled Substances/Alcohol BASIC Tips to keep your CSA scores low The Controlled Substances/Alcohol Compliance Behavior Analysis and Safety Improvement Category (BASIC) is one of seven categories that the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) uses to determine how a motor carrier ranks relative to other carriers in its Compliance, Safety, Accountability (CSA) initiative. As […]

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November Trucking Newsletter

By | October 22, 2013

Do Your Drivers Have Sleep Apnea? Sleep apnea is a breathing-related sleep disorder that causes brief interruptions of breathing during sleep. These pauses in breathing can last at least 10 seconds or more and can occur up to 400 times a night. Sleep apnea is a serious, potentially life-threatening condition that often goes unrecognized and […]

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Healthcare Reform: Patients’ Bill of Rights

By | October 22, 2013

Do you know your rights when it comes to the Affordable Care Act?  Download our Patients’ Bill of Rights presentation and find out.   The Affordable Care Act’s Patients’ Bill of Rights

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Healthcare Reform: Exchange Eligibility Rules for Medicare Beneficiaries

By | October 22, 2013

Exchange Eligibility Rules for Medicare Beneficiaries Beginning in 2014, the Affordable Care Act (ACA) requires online competitive marketplaces, or Exchanges, to be available in each state for individuals and small businesses to purchase health insurance coverage. Individuals may purchase coverage for themselves and their families through the Exchanges’ individual market, while small businesses may purchase […]

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Healthcare Reform: Rating Restrictions for Health Insurance Premiums

By | October 22, 2013

Rating Restrictions for Health Insurance Premiums Effective for 2014, the Affordable Care Act (ACA) reforms the rating practices of health insurance issuers in the individual and small group markets by limiting the factors that can vary premium rates. These rating restrictions do not apply to grandfathered plans, large group plans or self-funded plans. Under the […]

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