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Pay for Hybrid Jobs

Fox and Lawson’s COMPDOCTOR article outlines how public sector organizations adjust to the “new normal”―being forced to downsize to reduce costs. This action has a real impact on the manner in which work is performed and services are delivered. (HR News magazine, 06/2013)

Tag(s): Public Sector; HR & Compensation;

Managing Risk in an Aging Workforce

Organizations across the U.S. are finding themselves dealing with a unique phenomenon that few had anticipated, let alone prepared for―how to deal with an aging workforce. The primary “culprit” in this is the “Baby Boomer Generation,” which includes those born from 1946 to 1964. The overall medical severity tends to be higher for older workers than younger workers across all diagnoses.

Tag(s): Loss Control; Public Sector; Management Liability; Transportation;

Transportation Safety News – Speed Management

Speed is a factor in every motor vehicle accident, either as the actual cause, the contributing factor or the severity of the accident. Speed can reduce ones reaction time to changing conditions and emergency situations on the road - and increase the likelihood of rear end collisions by reducing the stopping distance. As you increase your speed, more energy is generated in an accident when you strike an object. Speed increases the chance that you will be involved in rear end, lane change, sideswipe, jackknife, intersection, turning or passing accident or a head-on collision. For truck or equipment vehicle drivers, the outcome of an accident can be even more severe due to the weight of the vehicle versus that of a standard passenger vehicle. How can you improve safety in driving while retaining performance expectations with your employer or client?

Tag(s): Loss Control; Transportation;

Accountable Care Organizations: Insurance Ramifications

A key issue in health reform is striking a balance between healthcare costs and quality health care. One tool to achieve this is the use of accountable care organizations (ACOs) in both traditional Medicare programs and private insurance programs. Whether or not ACOs will proliferate in the future is unknown, but there could be risk management ramifications to their structures.

Tag(s): Healthcare; Claims Advocacy; Claims Management & Third-Party Administration;