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Five easy, inexpensive and effective ways to lower workplace injuries in Lincoln, Nebraska

| Posted: 11/1/14

1. Clean up the workplace Slipping and tripping is always near the top of the list of workplace injuries. According to Phil LaDuke, who presented a talk on “Your Mother Doesn’t Work Here: Housekeeping and Safety” at the National Safety Congress & Expo, “Good housekeeping is the single greatest tool... more

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

| Posted: 09/1/14

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... more

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Heat Stress: How to Prevent Costly Injuries to Workers

| Posted: 08/1/14

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... more

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

| Posted: 07/1/14

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.  ... more

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

| Posted: 06/1/14

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... more

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

| Posted: 04/1/14

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... more

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Make HR Easy and Save Money With UNICO HR Solutions

| Posted: 03/1/14

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... more

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

| Posted: 02/1/14

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... more

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Identifying Questionable Claims to Prevent Workers’ Compensation Fraud

| Posted: 01/1/14

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... more

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

| Posted: 12/1/13

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... more

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