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How To Avoid Hiring A Workers’ Comp Claim in Lincoln, Nebraska

One of the best ways to reduce the costs of Workers’ Comp claims is to avoid hiring an employee who is not fit to perform the essential functions of the job. While that may seem easier said than done, particularly in light of the many laws governing the hiring process,... more


Heat Stress: How to Prevent Costly Injuries to Workers

While many employers are proactive and do an excellent job training workers to prevent heat-related injuries, every year thousands of workers become sick from occupational heat exposure, and some even die. It can happen to anyone and it can happen anywhere. Heat related exposure includes not only heat cramps, heat... more


Seven Tips to Ensure a Successful Return to Work Process to Avoid Negative Workers Compensation Claims in Lincoln, Nebraska

While statistically fewer than one in ten workplace injuries are fraudulent, employers can make the mistake of treating injured employees as damaged goods causing the claim to take on a life of its own. 1.    Develop a pre-injury understanding of your return-to-work program – Workers must understand the workers compensation... more


How to Develop A Data Driven Wellness Program in Lincoln, Nebraska

In the last two articles on employee wellness, we discussed wellness as a business strategy and the importance of leadership to drive wellness efforts.  Once leadership has committed to a wellness program and you have assembled a wellness committee, your next step is to collect data to establish a baseline.... more

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Unico Group, Inc.’s Twelve Dos and Don’ts of Preparing for a Premium Audit

While an IRS audit strikes fear in the hearts of business owners, a Workers’ Compensation premium audit is expected and viewed as routine. Yet, there is a very good chance that it can result in higher charges, particularly if you are not adequately prepared. Clerical errors, incorrect classifications, and miscalculations... more

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Make HR Easy and Save Money With UNICO HR Solutions

The human resources function in companies continues to evolve and change especially with all the complexities being thrown at companies regarding the ACA, OSHA, compliance, and other legal issues. Many companies that we work with don’t have the staff or the money to have a full-time human resources person so... more


Leadership – The Key to Long Term Wellness Culture and The Bottom Line Benefits

New Year’s Resolution…a term we are all familiar with over the years.  This is the time when we renew our commitments and “make good” on our promises.  Wouldn’t it be nice if we could always do the right thing all year instead of having to renew our promises!  Essentially, that... more


Identifying Questionable Claims to Prevent Workers’ Compensation Fraud

Questionable claims in Workers’ Compensation represent a very small percentage of claims; however, according to the National Insurance Crime Bureau (NCIB) the number of questionable claims is increasing despite falling claims frequency. Questionable claims are claims that NICB member insurance companies refer to NICB for closer review and investigation based... more

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How Employers Should React to the Healthcare Marketplace and the Changing Health Insurance Landscape

I wrote this on the same day President Obama announced a change in the process of cancelling non-ACA compliant health care plans. The media talking heads had considerable commentary about it. The decision is probably welcome relief but it does not solve the frustration and you still need to discuss... more


Worksite Wellness as a Business Strategy That Saves Money and Lives

The Affordable Care Act has made you think about wellness.  How do you do it?  Where do I start?  Do I really need it?  This article is the first in a series of articles that will answer some of the questions above.  Today we will focus on WHY WORKSITE WELLNESS.... more

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