Posts Tagged "Health Insurance"

Voluntary Benefits

Posted by on Aug 30, 2016 in Blog | Comments Off on Voluntary Benefits

Voluntary Benefits

As health care costs continue to rise, so has the demand for voluntary benefits. Since many employers find it increasingly difficult to provide employees with a complete benefit package, voluntary benefits have become an ideal solution. Voluntary benefits allow employers to offer benefits that are attractive to employees without added cost to the company. Employees benefit because they have a variety of insurance options available conveniently in one place, and often with lower premiums...

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When an Employee Refuses Workers’ Compensation Treatment

Posted by on Aug 23, 2016 in Blog | Comments Off on When an Employee Refuses Workers’ Compensation Treatment

When an Employee Refuses Workers’ Compensation Treatment

  Based on the geographic location of your business, many state workers’ compensation statutes limit and mandate certain employer actions when a worker is injured. Depending on the state, there are specific timelines to follow and forms to complete. But what about when a worker is injured and refuses to accept treatment or file a claim? What are your responsibilities? While the exact legal answer depends on your situation and state laws, consider the...

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Children and Concussions

Posted by on Aug 11, 2016 in Blog | Comments Off on Children and Concussions

Children and Concussions

According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 4 million people get concussions each year. Unfortunately, due to their early brain development, children may be especially prone to concussions. For children and young adults, these injuries most often occur while playing sports.    Concussions are a traumatic brain injury and can have a long-term impact on the health of your child. Below is basic information for preventing and treating concussions.  ...

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Stay Cool in the Summer

Posted by on Jul 19, 2016 in Blog | Comments Off on Stay Cool in the Summer

Stay Cool in the Summer

We all know that hot weather can be uncomfortable and less than fun. But did you know that it can also be quite dangerous?   It’s true! Especially for older adults and children.   If you or anyone in your family is in the heat for prolonged periods of time and begin to experience weakness, nausea, or vomiting, then they might be experiencing heat exhaustion. Left untreated, heat exhaustion can turn into heat stroke which can be...

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California Workers’ Compensation – Employer Penalties

Posted by on May 26, 2016 in Blog | Comments Off on California Workers’ Compensation – Employer Penalties

California Workers’ Compensation – Employer Penalties

  Workers’ compensation is a system of no-fault insurance that provides medical and monetary benefits to employees or their survivors for work-related injuries, diseases and deaths.   The California Workers’ Compensation Act (WCA) imposes several obligations on employers and includes fines and other penalties for failures to comply. The Division of Workers’ Compensation (DWC) enforces compliance with the WCA throughout the state.   Failure to secure coverage   Employers that are subject to the...

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