Miller Insurance & Financial Services believes these measures are so important that we will help our policyholders implement and maintain these programs, all at no additional charge.
Develop a Written Safety Program
If accidents don’t happen, they can’t affect your premium. Miller Insurance & Financial Services’s loss prevention specialists can help you develop and implement a practical, effective safety program tailored to your special needs.
Implement a Drug Testing Policy
An integral part of any safety program is a drug testing policy, because drug-impaired employees cost companies an additional 25 percent of their salaries each year.
Determine Second Injury Fund Eligibility
The SIF is a state-administered program that may partially cover claims costs when an employee with a permanent, preexisting condition is injured on the job. To qualify, employers must have documented knowledge of the condition before the injury occurs. Post-employment questionnaires and health screenings that comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act are the best way to obtain this information.
Develop a Return-to-Work Program
The faster you get employees back to work, the lower your claims costs will be. Before an accident occurs, establish a return-to-work program that includes written job descriptions, modified work assignments and set transitional duty periods.
Report Claims Within One Hour
Statistics show that late reporting can increase claims costs up to 50 percent. That’s why you should report claims and injuries within one hour.
Report Suspected Fraud
Report fraud if you suspect a claim is fraudulent or if any of the following early warning signs are present: the injured employee is never home, you hear rumors the accident didn’t occur on the job, the employee’s story changes, the employee switches doctors after being released to work, there are no witnesses or the accident is reported late, on a Monday or before a layoff.
Conduct Accident Investigations
Train supervisors to investigate accidents and complete reports. Ask the employee and any witnesses to explain in detail how, where, when and why the injury occurred. Use this information to correct any hazards and also to spot possible third-party liability.