Employers continue to be concerned about the price of Workers Compensation Insurance. With the rising costs of healthcare, co-pays, and labs, a workers compensation claim can drastically affect a business. Here are a few ways an employer can assist in the claims process:
- Educate their employees on preventing injuries and the steps to take if an injury does happen
- Employers have the opportunity to keep and attract valuable employees by staying proactive when an employee is injured
- Collect employees’ feedback about the progression of the claim and the services they received by the healthcare community
- When an employee is injured, get them care immediately and be their advocate through the entire process. As the employer, it is important to get them the best care possible.
- Employees should be aware of how the healthcare costs associated with workplace injuries can impact salaries.
- Place someone in charge of all work related claims and walk the employee through the process
- Make sure your agent or broker has all current information about the business, don’t leave anything out about your business operations
These simple measures will go a long way to strengthen the employer-employee relationship. As a broker, our job is to take the necessary steps to accurately classify your business and prevent any large surprises at the time of a workers compensation audit.