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Workers Comp Corner May 2019

Employers Responsibility for Reporting an Injury If an employee is injured at work, then you should follow this step-by-step guide to ensure proper reporting. You must report to your insurance carrier any injury that results in medical care or an absence of work within 72 hours of notice of the injury. Filing a First Report […]

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Workers Comp Corner April 2019

  Understanding Misclassification, Miscoding & Fraud Employers who comply with the state’s labor laws should not be put at a competitive disadvantage by businesses that do not adequately insure their employees. This is why the Department takes seriously accusations of misclassification, miscoding, and fraud committed by employers doing business in Vermont. A team of trained […]

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Workers Comp Corner February 2019

Fact Sheet for Employers Workers’ compensation insurance is mandatory for all Vermont employers. Most employers are aware of their coverage obligations and they know that it provides an injured worker with certain benefits. This fact sheet is intended to answer common employer questions and to provide information about the workers compensation process, dispute resolution and […]

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Workers Comp Corner January 2019

How to Reduce Your Workplace Injuries Safety is the #1 way to reduce your workers’ compensation costs, both direct (insurance premiums) and indirect (cost of hiring, retraining, overtime, and loss of productivity and other costs associated with work place injuries). Most employers know that their safety record or “experience modification” determines their insurance premium. Plus […]

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Workers Comp Corner December 2018

Fact Sheet for Employers Workers’ compensation insurance is mandatory for all Vermont employers. Most employers are aware of their coverage obligations and they know that it provides an injured worker with certain benefits. This fact sheet is intended to answer common employer questions and to provide information about the workers compensation process, dispute resolution and […]

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Workers Comp Corner – October 2018

Are you concerned your employer may not have workers compensation insurance? Workers’ compensation coverage is required for ALL employment, and employers are liable for anyone they employ, including independent contractors and subcontractors. Just click on this link Employer’s Workers’ Compensation Insurance Coverage Verification and type in the business name of your employer to determine if your employer […]

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Workers Comp Corner – September 2018

RETURNING AN INJURED EMPLOYEE TO WORK Safety and training are the primary means of minimizing and reducing work injuries. After an injury has occurred, however, the primary way to reduce workers’ compensation costs and provide benefits is by assisting the injured worker in return to work. Employers and employees should become familiar with the benefits […]

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Workers Comp Corner – August 2018

Workers’ Compensation statutory changes creating a PTSD presumption for Police, Fire fighters and EMT’s diagnosed by a mental health professional and incurred during service in the line of duty. AND New legal standard for determining whether any worker’s mental injury/mental stress claim is compensable under the Workers’ Compensation Act. The Legislature amended the Vermont Workers’ […]

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Workers Comp Corner – July 2018

Workers’ Compensation Assessment Fund What is the Workers’ Compensation Assessment Fund? The workers’ compensation administration fund was created to provide the funds necessary to administer Vermont’s Workers’ Compensation Program. The fund consists of contributions from employers, based on the Workers’ Compensation Assessment Rate. The statutory reference for the Workers’ Compensation Administration Fund is available at […]

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Workers Comp Corner – June 2018

Medical Case Management Medical Case Management refers to the planning and coordination of health care services appropriate to achieve the goal of medical rehabilitation. Medical case management may include, but is not limited to: Care assessment, including a personal interview with the injured employee Assistance in developing, implementing and coordinating a medical care plan for […]

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