Six Important Reasons for Reporting a Claim Early

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Denied ClaimIt is important to report all insurance claims promptly.  The ever rising cost of claims poses a serious threat for employers. However, following some simple strategies can reduce claims cost significantly. Early reporting of claims is considered as a wise business decision. The earlier an accident claim is reported, the lesser the claim cost is likely to be. In this article we will discuss the importance of promptly reporting claims.

Prompt reporting of claims is highly essential because it helps employers in the following ways—

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The Importance of the Initial Accident Investigation

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InjuryWork related accidents such as tissue damage, burns, trips, falls, fractures, loss of sight or loss of limbs can happen anywhere to anyone. However, such accidents can be prevented if proper measures are taken to eliminate dangerous work conditions prevalent in a workplace. Therefore, it is critical to investigate any and every accident occurring within the workplace.

An initial accident investigation is essential because—

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Six Top Claims in Workers’ Compensation

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Workers' CompWorkers Compensation Laws are introduced to ensure that if an employee gets injured while at work, he/she will receive a compensation for replacing medical costs and lost wages. Each and every state has its own Workers Compensation Laws and they offer several benefits such as—

  1. Medical benefits that include travel cost including medication, hospital stays, etc.
  2. If the injured employee is not in a position to return to his original field work, he/she is assigned in a different field.
  3. If the injured employee becomes disabled, temporarily or permanently, he gets paid time off work.

The most frequent workers compensation claims are as follows:

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How to Handle ROR letters from Insurance Companies

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Risk PuzzleROR letters, also known as reservation of rights letter can often be alarming and may leave you feeling distressed, angered or confused. In this article, we will explain how you should handle ROR letters from Insurance Companies.

A reservation of rights letter doesn’t signify that the insurance claim is not covered; however, it does indicate that there is some problem lurking over your insurance coverage. It implies that your insurer thinks that there might a strong reason to possibly can deny insurance coverage for a certain part of your insurance claim. It may take months for an insurer to know if the insurance coverage actually exists. Continue reading

7 New Trends in Loss Prevention

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Loss PreventionUnnecessary losses automatically inflate costs. In order to keep an organization’s expenses competitive, it is critical to measure and mitigate risks in order to trim down the frequency of accidents.  Therefore, a long-lasting and efficiently communicated loss prevention program is crucial for risk mitigation.  Loss prevention indicates the identification, analysis and implementation of various techniques required for handling loss and other emergency situations.  Such steps help you diminish the chances of unanticipated losses such as thefts, injuries and damages caused by natural disasters like earthquakes or storms.

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The Value of Outsourcing

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OutsourcingAs you evaluate your choice to outsource various components of your operations, you will need to consider the advantages of outsourcing. Outsourcing actually helps your company to grow and save money. There are other advantages of outsourcing that go beyond money though.

Here are the top seven advantages of outsourcing.

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The Power of Customizing Effective Loss Control Strategies

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LossWhen losses strike with unnecessary frequency or brutality, it increases an organization’s cost. To keep costs competitive, it is crucial to minimize the severity and the frequency of accidents through a concrete foundation of loss control. This involves analyzing and identifying ways in which you may be found accountable and develop executable procedures to handle the exposures. Continue reading

Insured Involvement — Active Claim and Risk Management by the Insured

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Insurance FloodAn insurance claim can arise from any number of events – from coverage of damage by water to damage of an insured’s house by fire. Insurance policies are like one-way contracts; the insurer is the lone person making a binding legal promise. Then again, for a policy holder to acquire the reimbursement of his/her policy and for the policy to be constantly renewed, there are certain necessities that he/she needs to carry out. If the insurance company discovers irresponsibility, in any way that could increase the chances of risk in a claim, it may consider discontinuing the insurance coverage. Continue reading

The Importance of Pre Loss Prevention and Post Claims Management

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Claim ManagementIt is important for insurance companies to develop an effective risk-management program and opt for tailored risk solutions so they are able to handle crisis situations with ease. Claims, underwriting and loss prevention all need to work together, therefore, having someone who can implement loss prevention techniques specific to an industry and work closely with a claims team to aggressively manage claims after they occur will helps minimize the loss. Thus, the requirement of a Risk Management Program is essential for insurance program managers. Continue reading