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eNewsletter | February 2019

 
 


Employers Warned about MEWA by Labor Commissioner

Employers Warned about MEWA by Labor Commissioner
Workers' Comp Executive

The California Labor Commissioner is warning employers doing business with American Labor Alliance (ALA), and its alter egos that those who think they have workers' comp coverage through the MEWA in fact do not have legal workers' comp coverage.

Read further for more details surrounding this MEWA program.

FEATURED PROGRAM SUCCESS:
Recent Successful Opportunity

SouthEast Personnel Leasing
Pride Risk Solutions, Inc.

Business Development Manager (BDM), Gerald Maffeo was able to coordinate solutions for the needs of this high-hazard workers' compensation client.

The Client: A CO Roofing Contractor experienced a catastrophic event that impacted their workers' comp premium to an unsustainable level.

The Situation: Faced with a difficult decision to make; either hire sub-contractors to complete their work or continue to pay unreasonable premiums with the CO state funded carrier. Hiring sub-contractors was not the option as it would have reduced the company's ability to control quality, allowed others to dictate the schedule and ultimately lose most control of the company's job sites.

The Solution: The Pride Risk program, program manager for SouthEast Personnel Leasing, was able to form a partnership and facilitate solutions by possessing the following: 

  • Cost effective workers' comp premiums that were no longer available to the company in the standard market; avoidance of CO state funded carrier.
  • Reduction of administrative burdens and time-consuming tasks; allowing the company to focus more on other aspects of the business.
  • Direct line of communication with BDM; allowed the owner of the company to express any concerns or needs directly with the person handling their account.
Contact us to learn how to start saving with an alternative workers' compensation solution.

America's 10 Most Dangerous Occupations with the Highest Fatal Work Injury

America's 10 Most Dangerous Occupations with the Highest Fatal Work Injury
PropertyCasualty360

Bureau of Labor Statistics data published last month reveals the most dangerous occupations in the U.S. are labor intensive.

Take a look at which ones made it into the top 10.

State Treatment Guidelines for Comp Differ Significantly: WCRI

State Treatment Guidelines for Comp Differ Significantly: WCRI
Business Insurance

A study from the Workers Compensation Research Institute found vast differences in state's workers compensation treatment guidelines and how those guidelines are enforced.

Find out what the study discovered and how the states differ.

The Dynamex Decision Takeaway: Why Hiring Independent Contractors Is Now an Increasingly Risky Business

The Dynamex Decision Takeaway: Why Hiring Independent Contractors Is Now an Increasingly Risky Business
Risk & Insurance

The definitions of 'employee' versus 'independent contractor' are up for debate, leaving employers to classify workers properly and remain compliant within state laws.

See why employers, brokers and carriers should carefully audit their payrolls to make sure they do not misclassify workers.

NSAIDs Overtake Opiods as the Top Workers' Comp Drug Group; Dermatologicals are Most Costly

NSAIDs Overtake Opioids as The Top Workers' Comp Drug Group; Dermatologicals Are Most Costly
The Associated Press

A new California Workers' Compensation Institute (CWCI) study finds that non-steroidal anti-inflammatories (NSAIDs) have supplanted opioids as the most common therapeutic drug group prescribed to injured workers.

Read more about the study and its findings.

The White House Quietly Rolled Back Workplace Safety Rules During the Shutdown

The White House Quietly Rolled Back Workplace Safety Rules During the Shutdown
Vox

The administration gutted a 2016 rule that required most employers to electronically submit detailed reports of all workplace injuries to the Department of Labor each year.

Check out the backlash over the changes and the groups filing lawsuits.

 

 
     

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