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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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Workers Comp Corner May 2018

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 January 2018

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 2017

Workers Compensation Facts 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 […]

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Workers Comp Corner – November 2017

Workers’ compensation coverage is required for ALL employment, and employers are liable for anyone they employ, including independent contractors and subcontractors. The Workers’ Compensation markets both in Vermont and nationwide continue to experience hard market conditions. Vermont’s system can seem a complicated process, but with a general understanding of the system and a commitment to […]

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Workers Comp Corner October 2017

Employer Responsibility for Insurance Coverage & Exclusions For unemployment insurance purposes, an employer is a legal entity that is required by law to furnish unemployment insurance coverage to one or more individuals. An employer can be a sole-proprietor, a partnership, a limited liability company (LLC or LLP), a corporation, or any other entity for which […]

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Workers Comp Corner – September 2017

Informative Article from Business Vermont Reprinted with permission Social media and workers’ comp fraud By Glenn S. Morgan The no-fault nature of the Vermont workers’ compensation system means that almost any worker injured on the job will receive benefits. That system relies on an assumption of truthfulness from the injured worker as to the circumstances, extent […]

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Workers Comp Corner – August 2017

  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 […]

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Workers Comp Corner – July 2017

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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