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Jack the Rates

In the midst of our health plan insurance renewals, I can’t help but wonder how inflated the rate quotes might become because of the recent health care reform. Surely, I’m not the only person wondering about this.

As an HR Professional, and the one who works the most with our broker to shop and design […]

Point of No Return

“The Defense Attorney” was a post I used in part to complain about the ridiculous BWC hearing process in our state. But at the time, I forgot to mention one important thing… So I decided to present that in Q&A form.

Q: How do you know when a BWC claim is past the point of […]

He Said What?

Below is a conversation I had with a former employee a short time ago (back when he was employed).

Him: “That’s fine; I’ll just sit at home and earn unemployment.”

Me: “You can always apply for unemployment. But you will not win considering these circumstances.”

Him: According to the Office of Unemployment Compensation, blah, blah, […]

Calling Unemployment

I won another unemployment hearing last week. Thus, my 12-year streak of not losing a claim or a hearing is still intact.

Anyway, I started thinking about it. This blog was kind of new when I wrote “Beating the Unemployment Maze – Part I” last August. I’d encourage you to read it.

Don’t pay an […]

TPA’s 101 – Part II

In my previous post, TPA’s 101 – Part I, I discussed why you should hire a TPA to help you with your worker’s compensation plans. But that’s only half the battle. If you hire one or currently have one in place, you need to make sure they are doing their job. Let me put it […]

Beating the Unemployment Maze – Part I

It’s no secret that I’m not a fan of our State when it comes to unemployment insurance. Between state employees (i.e. Job and Family Services) rubber-stamping (approving) unemployment claims, their employee-friendly directives and other high-level orders extending the length of time that you can receive benefits, it’s becoming more difficult for companies to contest claims. […]