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

Social Media Can Help In The Battle To Fight Workers Compensation Insurance Fraud

The Ohio Bureau of Workers Compensation Commission (BWCC) was researching an employee’s workers compensation claim that she was not able to work because of her health issues following a work related accident. —  for which she was collecting work comp benefits. A visit by the BWCC to her Facebook site and her other on line accounts indicated that she was on another  job working, while collecting benefits. She received over $60,000 in fraudulent benefits– at her employer’s expense. Needless to say the BWCC (and her employer) were not too pleased to find out about this fraud. See link below.

— http://www.workerscompensation.com/compnewsnetwork/news/16748-social-media-helps-secure-conviction-of-ohio-woman-committing-workers-comp-fraud.html

Using social media to check on employees who are collecting workers compensation and unemployment benefits may be a relatively new though very useful way to engage the Internet for your business.

Professional Employer Organizations or PEO’s are another business tool that you can use to your advantage in order to reduce your workers compensation  and back office costs.  For 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

Co Morbidity- And Its Effect On Your Workers Compensation Insurance Rates

Here is an excellent article about the “potential health risks”  that your applicants may be bringing with them when they work with your agency. Co morbidity is a significant reason that medical costs are increasing in the workers compensation arena.  For example, the US population is generally less healthy in terms of obesity  than  it  was 40 years ago. As a result, the recovery time and costs after a workers compensation accident occurs, can be longer and more expensive to you as an employer.

— http://workers-compensation.blogspot.com/2012/11/the-costs-and-complications-of-other.html

Remember Professional Employer Organizations (PEO’s) are your partners in reducing and keeping your workers compensation rates as low as possible.  Staffing companies are increasingly turning to PEO’s to efficiently handle their workers compensation insurance coverage and back office administration.    Please feel free to contact me at davidstaffing@gmail for more information about partnering with a PEO, and visit our web site www.StaffingCompSolutions.com to request a FREE workers compensation insurance PEO quote.

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

21 Millon Reasons Why One Company Should Have Used a Professional Employer Organization

While it is hard to generalize from one legal case, this one may help you to understand why partnering with a Professional Employer Organization (PEO) can save you time and money.

A Customer Service representative sued her employer after she was fired for having anxiety attacks which forced her to take time away from the job. The employee was fired after taking a few days off without telling the employer. She was subsequently awarded 16M because the (California) court felt she earned this amount in damages (please do not ask me to explain this amount) Actually she was awarded only 5.1M, but the court added treble damages so the total was 21M. See this case/link below

http://www.swrnn.com/2013/02/15/los-angeles-woman-fired-for-having-panic-attacks-awarded-21-7-million/

The take away from this story is two fold. First California can be a very expensive state to employ people, Second, employing people these days without the use of a human resource specialist like a PEO is inviting trouble.

Had the employer been using a Professional Employer Organization (PEO) they may not have made this personnel mistake, and more importantly, certainly would have had a qualified human resource/ legal partner to help deal with the aftermath of this management decision.

Please feel free to contact Work Comp Staffing Solutions at 202-302-1212 to discuss your PEO needs and how you can get a worker’s compensation quote. Also visit us at www.StaffingCompSolutions.com to learn more about PEO’s and other workers compensation insurance solutions.

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

New Work Comp Staffing Solutions PEO Client Saved 150K (and their company) in 5 days

Last week an 8M AZ and PA staffing company contacted Work Comp Staffing Solutions with a big workers compensation insurance problem.  His workers compensation insurance carrier, Dallas National, had non renewed them and the State Funds were their only possible solution to stay in business.  Unfortunately  this meant that they needed 150K for a premium deposit within a week to secure the State Fund/ Assigned Risk Pool policies,  before the workers compensation non renewal went into effect and they lost their workers compensation coverage. This would have probably put the staffing company out of business.

Work Comp Staffing Solutions was able to arrange for a nationwide Professional Employer Organization (PEO) to provide coverage to the staffing company within 72 hours so that they did not have to make the 150K premium deposit. In fact, the PEO solution did not require any premium deposit, which allowed the staffing company to keep their cash,  and invest it back into their business to keep growing.

If you are still using the State Funds/  Assigned Risk Pools for your workers compensation coverage, you probably are paying higher rates than your competitors who use a PEO, and you are most certainly paying higher premium deposits. And of course your workers compensation fees are not being leveraged, so that you receive other back office software and human resource services that a PEO uniquely provides.

For more information about how PEO’s can make you more competitive, please contact me at davidstaffing@gmail.com and visit our web site 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