Why Workers’ Compensation isn’t for Workers Only

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Workers’ compensation was established to help workers get back to work after they’re injured on the job. But did you know that the owner of a company also can get coverage under workers’ comp? Workers’ comp, of course, has been around for decades. The laws governing it were enacted in Colorado as a form of… Read more »

Exclusion Turns Construction Insurance Coverage into Swiss Cheese

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It sounds like arcane legalese, dry and certainly without the mystery or mystic. Indeed, if you were to come across the term “third-party over action,” your eyes might just glaze over. Well, try to stay alert for a moment or two, because we’re talking about an area of growing concern, especially if you’re a subcontractor…. Read more »

Case Study: An Eye for Details Yields Big Workers’ Compensation Savings

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BUSINESS: Medical laboratory EMPLOYEES: 99 THE CHALLENGE: When it comes to workers’ compensation, a company’s experience modification rate, or E-Mod, can be the difference between night and day, profit and loss, exotic travel and staycations. A national workers’ comp rate-setting body determines a company’s E-Mod based on its record of injury claims in the workplace…. Read more »

Workers’ Comp Claims High? Trying Cutting Workplace Stress

Every job comes with a certain amount of stress. Too much of it, however, could result in more workplace accidents and higher workers’ compensation claims. That’s the central finding of a new study from the Center for Health, Work & Environment at the Colorado School of Public Health. Typically, all sorts of what are known… Read more »

Employers Can Do More to Stop the Opioid Epidemic

The nation’s opioid-abuse epidemic may be easing, but few believe the crisis is anywhere close to being over. According to the Workers Compensation Research Institute, “noticeable decreases” did, in fact, show up in the amount of opioids prescribed per workers’ compensation claim in a majority of 25 states it studied. The study compared the amount… Read more »

Red-Hot Housing Market Drives Demand for Wraps

The Denver housing market has been hot, raising concerns about affordability and availability for those buying a home. Those issues also are a problem for residential construction companies in need of insurance. Because of Colorado’s construction-defect laws, finding traditional insurance coverage for an apartment, condominium or townhouse project can be expensive. That, in turn, has… Read more »

Workers’ Comp Changes Coming in California

The formula that helps set workers’ compensation insurance premiums in California is about to change in a move intended to create parity for smaller employers. Beginning Jan. 1, the state will move from a fixed $7,000 claim split point to a variable split point based on a company’s size. There will be about 90 split points… Read more »

CCIG Client Wins Colo. Workplace Safety Award

Longtime CCIG client Swingle Lawn, Tree and Landscape Care has won an award from the state for its exemplary track record of workplace safety. Based in Denver, Swingle was one of just seven companies this year to win the Employer Safety Award from the workers’ compensation division of the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment. The award… Read more »