Very, Very Strange Workers Compensation Claims

Some times my staffing clients tell me that they have seen or heard about every kind of workers compensation claim possible.

After they share a few workers compensation claims stories with me, I would usually have to agree with them. Then I read this recent article (see link below) about some VERY VERY Strange Workers Compensation claims. These claims will leave you wondering whether any work environment is “truly safe.”  It may also have you wondering what exactly is a “work environment” when it comes to a workers compensation claim?

— http://www.cracked.com/quick-fixes/5-bizarre-workers-comp-claims-that-were-actually-successful/

I hope these unusual stories help you smile or chuckle a little– especially since these claims did not happen to you. To find out more about the Work Comp Staffing Solutions management consulting services and workers compensation-professional employer organization programs, please contact me at davidstaffing@gmail.com and visit our web site at www.StaffingCompSolutions.com

All the best and we hope you had a safe 4th of July,

David Schek
President
StaffingCompSolutions.com
American Staffing Association Member
California Staffing Association Member
Exclusive PEO Broker for the United States Staffing  Association

What Happens To Your Costs When the ACA Meets Workers Compensation?

There are basically 2 schools of thought on this issue. The first school  of experts suggest that some workers compensation costs will decrease over time since comp costs will be shifted to ACA plans for  the millions of workers who  are covered under these new health programs. Which would be great for most staffing companies. Conversely, another school of experts say that the ACA will swamp the existing medical facilities and resources from day 1,  forcing workers compensation claimants to wait longer for their treatments (at hospitals and clinics) , resulting in increased workers compensation  costs and higher indemnity claims.

This article below discusses these issues in more detail. It also looks at Massachusetts’s experience since 2006 where they have had a similar plan as the ACA,  and now have some history as to how it has impacted workers compensating costs.

— http://www.aaos.org/news/aaosnow/nov12/advocacy2.asp

Work Comp Staffing Solutions speaks to many staffing company owners each week. This topic comes up in most of our conversations  as more staffing companies sign up to partner with Professional Employer Organizations to help them manage these ever increasing payroll responsibilities and liabilities.

To find out what more staffing companies are doing to manage their new ACA responsibilities while trying to decrease  their payroll burden costs, please contact me at  davidstaffing@gmail.com or visit us at www.StaffingCompSolutions.com

Finally, be sure to ask us about how we can make your staffing company much more efficient and help grow your sales using Work Comp Staffing Solutions’s  “hands on”  Consulting Services.   https://StaffingCompSolutions.com\r\n/Work Comp Staffing Solutions-staffing-consulting-services/

All the best
David Schek
President
StaffingCompSolutions.com
American Staffing Association Member
California Staffing Association Member
Exclusive PEO Broker for the United States Staffing  Association

Managed Care Providers Are No Cure All for Lowering Workers Compensation Premiums

Most staffing companies learned long ago that sending a workers compensation accident victim to the emergency room is probably the most expensive way to deal with the accident. The expenses generated from having an emergency room treat the employee,  are bound to be very expensive– even for minor injuries. As a result, over the last 10-15 years, many staffing companies have wisely developed relationships with managed care providers that are located near their offices–  believing that this was the best way to control  their workers compensation costs.

Like with so many things in business (especially health care related), these relationships need to be managed carefully. This article explains  how managed care companies are often over charging for many of their services, and that Third Party Administrators (TPA) that are supposed to be  managing the managed care providers for the  staffing companies, are not always doing their job properly.

http://www.businessinsurance.com/article/99999999/NEWS080110/399999535?tags=|331|92

This is another reason why working with a Professional Employer Organization (PEO) can help keep your workers compensation costs as low as possible. The PEO has specially trained staff to manage each accident situation, and make sure that the costs for treatment are reasonable- since the PEO is on the hook for these expenses too.

Please feel free to contact me at davidstaffing@gmail.com to discuss how you can start utilizing a PEO partner to better manage your workers compensation costs. Also visit us at www.StaffingCompSolutions.com to find out about our other staffing support services

All the best
David Schek
President
StaffingCompSolutions.com
American Staffing Association Member
California Staffing Association Member
Exclusive PEO Broker for the United States Staffing  Association

Professional Employer Organization Vensure, Provides Insights To The Staffing Workers Compensation Market

About a year ago Advance Payroll Funding President  Adam Stern, asked Vensure Professional Employer Organization (PEO) about the workers compensation market.  I recently re read that article from 2012, and felt that the information was even more relevant today than a year ago. I would like to share it with you via this link.

http://www.advancepayroll.com/full-story.aspx

The reason it is even more important today is that the workers compensation insurance market for staffing companies has become more difficult to navigate and to secure affordable insurance. There are only a handful of qualified PEO’s still accepting staffing companies as clients; and usually only if they are referred by an experienced PEO broker like Work Comp Staffing Solutions.  As of June 1, Work Comp Staffing Solutions has over 45 staffing company clients that generate nearly 50M in annual payroll throughout the country.

Please contact me TODAY  at davidstaffing@gmail.com and visit our web site at www.StaffingCompSolutions.com for a free PEO quote.

BOTTOM LINE……WE HAVE THE RIGHT PEO RELATIONSHIPS TO HELP YOUR STAFFING BUSINESS.

All the best
David Schek
President
StaffingCompSolutions.com
American Staffing Association Member
California Staffing Association Member
Exclusive PEO Broker for the United States Staffing  Association

Workers Compensation Insurance Fraud — This Price Was Not Right

This US postal employee seemed to be enjoying the good life while she was collecting workers compensation benefits at her employer’s  (the Federal Government) expense. This story/link describes all the fun physical activities she enjoyed while supposedly hurt, and how this abuse went on for years at Uncle Sam’s expense.

— http://www.wral.com/-price-is-right-run-foils-fayetteville-postal-carrier-s-worker-s-comp-claim/12511076/

The good thing about this story is that through the vigilance of a workers compensation insurance investigator, this employee was identified and the fraud was finally stopped– but seemingly after quite a few years.  This type of investigation should  be happening by all workers compensation insurance companies in order to keep your rates low. It certainly does with Professional Employer Organizations (PEO) where they treat their relationship with you as a real partnership in order to keep costs low.

Please feel free to contact me at davidstaffing@gmail.com  and visit Work Comp Staffing Solutions at www.StaffingCompSolutions.com,  to discuss  how a PEO can both lower your workers compensation costs and reduce your back office expenses.

All the best
David Schek
President
StaffingCompSolutions.com
American Staffing Association Member
California Staffing Association Member
Exclusive PEO Broker for the United States Staffing  Association

Vice President Biden Files Workers Compensation Claim

They say you can not believe everything that is on the Internet.. but I am not so sure about this.  According to the Onion, Vice President Biden is collecting workers compensation benefits for spraining his back in the Rose Garden.  The complete article is in the link below.

— http://www.theonion.com/articles/biden-investigated-for-questionable-workers-comp-c,32571/

The critical issue for us as taxpayers is whether President Obama is trying to find light duty for the Vice President, which is always a good way to keep your workers compensation costs low.  To be sure, with our budget deficit the government needs to watch workers compensation claims by all its employees closely.

Mr. President, and all staffing owners, please feel free to contact me about how a Professional Employer Organization can help keep your workers compensation costs  as low as possible. Should an accident occur, even at the White House,  your PEO will develop light duty plans  to get your employee back to work.  .

For more information about PEO’s and to get a FREE quote, please contact me at davidstaffing@gmail.com, and visit us at www.StaffingCompSolutions.com

All the best
David Schek
President
StaffingCompSolutions.com
American Staffing Association Member
California Staffing Association Member
Exclusive PEO Broker for the United States Staffing  Association