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June 12, 2018

June is National Safety Month: Tips to Help Avoid Workplace Accidents and Injuries

The National Safety Council is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to eliminate preventable injuries and deaths in the workplace, at home, and on the road by focusing on promoting safety through education, training, and providing a wealth of information resources. As part of this mission, the NSC has designated the month of June as “National Safety Month” to bring awareness to the importance of safety.

AmTrust supports the NSC’s mission of promoting a safer workplace and as such, we have provided some safety tips for helping prevent accidents or injuries in the workplace.

Categories: Workers' Compensation , Loss Prevention , AmTrust News , Risk Management

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March 6, 2018

Three insurance claims scenarios every agent should share with their insured

Insurance companies come across all kinds of claim scenarios. In this article, we will discuss three different scenarios and the coverages that apply (or may not apply) to them:

  • Slip and fall incident
  • FDIC (Federal Deposit Insurance Commission) investigation
  • EEOC (Equal Employment Opportunity Commission) charge

These serve as great insurance claim examples to share with your clients of situations they may come across, and could help identify an exposure or a gap in coverage they might have.

Categories: Workers' Compensation , Financial Institutions , EPLI Coverage

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January 23, 2018

How to Spot Workers’ Comp Fraud

Did you know that one in 10 small businesses is worried that an employee on its team will fake an injury and commit workers’ comp fraud? In a recent article for Property Casualty 360˚, AmTrust’s resident workers’ compensation expert outlined six signs of a false workers’ compensation claim. Thankfully, he also offers several ways to spot the fake claim.

Categories: Workers' Compensation

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January 22, 2018

5 Common Myths About Workers’ Compensation Coverage

Small business insurance, and more specifically, workers’ compensation insurance, is an absolute necessity for any business.For many owners, workers’ compensation insurance programs are insufficient, or worse, non-existent—simply because they believe long-held falsehoods about workers’ compensation insurance.

Categories: Workers' Compensation

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September 26, 2017

3 Ways Employee Age Affects Workers’ Compensation Utilization

As the proportion of American workers who are 55 years of age or older increases, how will workers’ compensation utilization change? This is a monumental question for small business owners in the United States. According to one study, nearly 25% of the American labor force will be 55 or older by 2018.

Categories: Workers' Compensation

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September 19, 2017

Understanding Workers’ Compensation Underwriting Guidelines

If you are working with an underwriter to help make sure your agency clients have the right amount of workers’ compensation coverage, having a working understanding of the process and terminology can be a huge help. To get started, check out our Workers’ Compensation Sell Sheet.

Categories: Workers' Compensation

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