Top 10 List To Save Insurance Companies Money

Posted on: April 1st, 2015 by Jeffrey Kaufman No Comments

We provide our tongue-in-cheek suggestions on how insurance companies can save money on workers’ compensation claims. 1. Install automated phone system to replace customer service. Press 2 if you lost an arm. 2. Independent medical examinations now performed by trained monkeys. 3. Mother-in-law is only family member who can get reimbursed for attendant care. 4. […]

Road construction season kicks off

Posted on: March 31st, 2015 by Jeffrey Kaufman No Comments

Dangers of road construction and why motorists need to show patience. Construction of a roundabout at the 14 Mile/Orchard Lake intersection is ramping up. The Road Commission for Oakland County has announced closure of 14 Mile Road west of Orchard Lake Road starting on April 6 and continuing through July 4. Motorists should expect additional […]

Dependency change and your weekly comp rate

Posted on: March 26th, 2015 by Jeffrey Kaufman No Comments

What happens to your Michigan wage loss benefits if you have children or get married? A recent question on Facebook lead to an interesting discussion about changes in dependency and Michigan law. The conversation revolved around whether a person could increase his or her weekly comp rate based upon a new yearly maximum. The max rate […]

Math error not in your favor

Posted on: March 25th, 2015 by Jeffrey Kaufman No Comments

Insurance company makes $8,500 error and how to double check your comp rate. Never assume an insurance company is paying the correct comp rate. We see individuals who are receiving much less than required under Michigan law. Just last week an $8,500 error was discovered. Turns out the insurance company had been shorting our client by […]

We like you BUT ever been hurt on-the-job?

Posted on: March 24th, 2015 by Jeffrey Kaufman No Comments

What potential employers can find out about past workers’ compensation claims from the Agency. Many people are worried about future employment options after a workers’ compensation claim. Getting hired by a new employer who thinks you are just a liability is a big concern. It also doesn’t help when special interest groups maintain that everyone […]

First Day of Spring (Spring Equinox) 2015

Posted on: March 19th, 2015 by Jeffrey Kaufman No Comments

Warmer temperatures bring increased danger to people working outside. Tomorrow is the first day of spring and we could not be happier. Warmer temperatures are already making their way across Michigan. This is a relief as winter was especially cold this year. Warmer temperatures create their own hazards in the workplace. Many accidents can be […]

What is the cost of a human life?

Posted on: March 17th, 2015 by Jeffrey Kaufman No Comments

NPR investigation on workers’ compensation reform and the human cost of slashing benefits. NPR has published an excellent series of articles on workers’ compensation reform across the United States. It’s investigation shows how the “grand bargain” is being dismantled through extreme benefit cuts. It also tells the story of how this has affected many of […]

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