Success stories

Combining hotels saves owner $823,000 and lowers Experience Mod

5 years, 7 months ago

INSURED Five hotels, under a single ownership. The company employs more than 2,000 with premiums in excess of $1.8 million. SITUATION The company’s Experience Modification Factor and premiums had climbed steadily and ownership was unaware as to why they were seeing such high costs. ASSESSMENT Certified WorkComp Advisors did an analysis and discovered that the […]...

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Loss control program melts Workers’ Compensation costs

5 years, 7 months ago

INSURED This ice cream manufacturing and dairy operation have 16 full-time employees with revenues of $4,700,870. SITUATION The ice cream manufacturer was saddled with an Experience Mod of 1.698, more than three times the 0.65 minimum mod. Five job-related injury claims cost the employer more than $53,000, including one when an employee claimed to have […]...

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Claims investigation brings client’s Mod to an all-time low

5 years, 7 months ago

INSURED The insured is a contract hauler that services major building supply companies and contractor equipment dealers in 11 states. Annual gross revenues are in excess of $6,000,000. SITUATION The company’s Workers’ Compensation premium was $140,000 and the Experience Mod was .96, predominantly a result of claims in two states. ASSESSMENT CWCAs reviewed the company’s […]...

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Satellite company saves nearly half-million in premiums

5 years, 7 months ago

INSURED A multi-state satellite installation company with 36 employees. SITUATION The company unexpectedly received a $499,916 audit premium notice. The previous premium was $13,530. ASSESSMENT In reviewing the audit, CWCAs from Trissel, Graham, and Toole discovered that the auditor had ruled that the company’s independent contractors—working in more than ten states— were actually employees. As […]...

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WC Advisors speak up on behalf of client, and speech pathologist group sees over $30,000 in returned premiums

5 years, 7 months ago

INSURED This employer is a privately owned practice of speech-language pathologists, servicing various medical and academic settings. The company employs upwards of 30 people. SITUATION The company was experiencing abnormally high premiums due to a SCOPES (rating bureau’s manual of business classifications) Manual classification code rate of 2.90, which seemed extremely high for such a […]...

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Correcting misclassification a good sign for outdoor sign company

5 years, 7 months ago

INSURED The insured is an outdoor sign company with fewer than 10 employees. The company’s annual revenue is just under $2,000,000. SITUATION The company’s annual premium was extremely high based on the number of employees and the level of duties of the workers. Employees were either classified as working in the print shop or at […]...

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Private school learns a lesson by seeing Mod drop 95 points

5 years, 7 months ago

INSURED The insured is a large non-profit school for physically and mentally-challenged students. SITUATION The school was being cancelled by its existing carrier of 45 years because of a poor history resulting in a 300% loss ratio and a mod tipping 1.88.   ASSESSMENT It was determined that the situation was predicated on a lack […]...

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Implementation of comprehensive Workers’ Comp program saves manufacturing company $3,000 on one claim

5 years, 7 months ago

INSURED The insured is a wood products manufacturing company that employs more than 40 people divided into three work classes – sash/door/assembly millwork, sales people and clerical. The company works one shift, has a very stable workforce and consistently produces a high quality product. SITUATION Although the company has a highly competent management team, claims […]...

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Injury management program reduces annual losses from $163,675 to $6,074 for machine maintenance company

5 years, 7 months ago

INSURED This machine maintenance company employs 130 people in five states. SITUATION Because the company is a multi-state risk, injury management was becoming a problem, especially since there was no onsite claims supervisor at any of the locations. The result was claims totaling $163,675 in 2005. ASSESSMENT CWCAs reviewed the situation and determined that the […]...

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The case of the disappearing claims

5 years, 7 months ago

INSURED The insured is a social service agency with 390 employees in 22 locations.   SITUATION In one six-month period, this insured experienced 27 workers’ compensation claims totaling $89,000.   ASSESSMENT A Certified WorkComp Advisor (CWCA) looked into the situation and discovered supervisors played no role in managing their employees injuries. It was left to […]...

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