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Property Management Group Lowers Experience Mod and Workers’ Comp Premium by 30% through Managing Safety and Risk

By Business Insurance, Insurance, Insurance People of North Carolina, Workers Compensation

INSURED A multi-state property management group. SITUATION The management group had rising workplace injury costs, and their prior agent was not addressing it. This complexity requires expertise, as well as the time and resources to properly audit the company’s safety procedures.  Unable to get a handle on the workplace injury claims, the Experience Mod & Premium began to climb. ASSESSMENT Insurance People’s Master WorkComp Advisor (MWCA) conducted a Risk Management Audit on the company’s Workers’ Compensation program to identify the risk issues facing the company and to help benchmark their performance against ideal industry standards. The company signed a Broker…

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Work Comp Wednesdays – Common Workplace Injuries for Charter School Employees

By Business Insurance, Insurance, Workers Compensation

  Welcome to Work Comp Wednesdays! Insurance People is the industry-leader in North Carolina workers’ compensation insurance. Each week, our team takes a frequently asked question and expands on the issue for our clients, prospective clients, and community members to better understand the confusing nature of Work Comp. Background: Insurance People is the largest insurer of charter schools in the Carolinas and Georgia. Our agency understands the importance of the culture, experience, and quality education that charter schools provide for the community. For schools to maintain this excellence, we recommend adopting a comprehensive risk management and safety program. Being able…

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Why Builder Lumber Prices Remain Higher than Headlines Suggest

By Business Insurance, Insurance

*The following blog uses information from NAHB’s article on the subject. We credit NAHB for providing us with this information. According to the NAHB, lumber prices have declined approximately 56% since May 10, 2021. While that seems like good news at first glance, on closer inspection it becomes clear that the situation is still less than ideal for the construction industry. In fact, the NAHB states, “While the price of framing lumber has dropped roughly 50% over the past seven weeks according to Random Lengths, prices paid by builders have declined by a fraction of that amount.” To better understand…

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Work Comp Wednesdays – What Does an Employer Want Out of Their Workers’ Comp Program?

By Business Insurance, Insurance, Workers Compensation

  Welcome to Work Comp Wednesdays! Insurance People is the industry-leader in North Carolina workers’ compensation insurance. Each week, our team takes a frequently asked question and expands on the issue for our clients, prospective clients, and community members to better understand the confusing nature of Work Comp. What does an employer want out of their Workers’ Comp Program? What should an employer expect out of their Workers’ Comp Program? Background: There are many different aspects to what is considered an effective Workers’ Compensation Program. While not every effective program is going to look the same, each program will share…

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How Builders Are Dealing With Rising Lumber Prices

By Business Insurance, Insurance, Specialty Insurance

As many of our NC Builders are all too aware, the United States is facing a lumber shortage in 2021. This is most likely a result of the lumber mills being forced to shut down during the pandemic; however, Americans are not blameless. During the 2020 quarantine, it is fair to assume that many people took part in DIY projects to help them occupy their time. Simply based on the definition of supply and demand, this played a part in the lumber price increase.  Fortunately, the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), “Continues to work tirelessly to combat rising lumber…

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Work Comp Wednesdays – OSHA National Emphasis Program for COVID-19

By Business Insurance, Insurance, Workers Compensation

  Welcome to Work Comp Wednesdays! Insurance People is the industry-leader in North Carolina workers’ compensation insurance. Each week, our team takes a frequently asked question and expands on the issue for our clients, prospective clients, and community members to better understand the confusing nature of Work Comp. What is OSHA’s new National Emphasis Program (NEP) for COVID-19? What are the implications for businessowners? What industries will be targeted by OSHA CSHOs? Background: On March 12, 2021, the Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) issued a new National Emphasis Program (NEP) to focus OSHA enforcement efforts related to Coronavirus Disease…

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An Employer’s Guide to COVID-19 Vaccines

By Insurance, Workers Compensation

As the COVID-19 vaccine continues to become more available across the country, employers should learn what this means for their employees returning to work. Because this is such a sensitive subject, we wanted to make sure that we accurately provided all of the pertinent information for you. The attached article, published by AmTrust Financial, touches on guidelines from the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), as well as the steps employers should take as their workplaces continue to open. This article was written in part by industry experts, Littler Mendelson, P.C.; a law firm that handles labor and employment litigation….

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Work Comp Wednesdays – How to Calculate the Impact of Workplace Incidents on Profitability

By Business Insurance, Insurance, Workers Compensation

Welcome to Work Comp Wednesdays! Insurance People is the industry-leader in North Carolina workers’ compensation insurance. Each week, our team takes a frequently asked question and expands on the issue for our clients, prospective clients, and community members to better understand the confusing nature of Work Comp. Background: It is no secret that workplace injuries and illnesses can leave a nasty impact on an employer’s bottom line. While most employers understand there are costs associated with each injury, many employers are not aware that their workers’ compensation carrier will not assume all of these costs. In any workplace incident, there…

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Today’s Underwriter-Driven Hard Market Report (and What We Can Do About It)

By Business Insurance, Insurance, Personal Insurance

Prepared by our friends at Beyond Insurance Global Network To our valued customers: As a trusted advisor to your organization, we felt it was appropriate to provide you with a state of the insurance industry 2021 report. We are in what is defined as a hardening market. We last saw this market cycle in the early 2000s. Some describe this cycle as an Underwriter-Driven Hard Market. In the following report, we have outlined why we are in this market, and what you can expect moving forward in 2021 and beyond. We hope that you find this information valuable. What are…

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Work Comp Wednesdays – OSHA Recordkeeping Compliance: When to Record COVID-19 Cases

By Business Insurance, Insurance, Workers Compensation

Welcome to Work Comp Wednesdays! Insurance People is the industry-leader in North Carolina workers’ compensation insurance. Each week, our team takes a frequently asked question and expands on the issue for our clients, prospective clients, and community members to better understand the confusing nature of Work Comp. This article is written by our friends at EmergeApps: Background: Many employers are required to keep an ongoing record of work-related injuries and illnesses known as an “OSHA 300 log.” While it is often apparent whether an injury is work-related, the nature of COVID-19 can make it difficult to determine whether an infection…

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