The cost of an injured worker is far greater than what you pay for insurance when you consider the impact to productivity, other employees, and your future premiums. Workers’ compensation insurance only covers your direct costs, but a comprehensive workers’ compensation program can do so much more. The best programs proactively manage risk and include safety and return-to-work programs to mitigate risk and lower the cost in the long run.
Safer employees have fewer accidents which lead to lower costs. Our workers’ compensations programs are designed with your objectives, industry and exposures in mind, and place your employees’ safety as the number one concern. We help you identify ways to reduce incidents and put you in a position to respond quickly should an employee be injured or disabled.
When an accident does happen, we use a proactive claims management approach and focus on claims advocacy to positively impact and control costs. By managing the various aspects of a complicated claim from the start, we are able to get claims resolved quickly and effectively. Strong claims management paired with safety and return-to-work programs deliver cost saving strategies that allow you to manage your workers’ compensation plans.
The IRS recently released final 2020 Forms 1094-C and 1095-C and applicable instructions ahead of Affordable Care Act (ACA) reporting for 2020. As a reminder, applicable large employers (“ALEs”) must furnish Form 1095-C to full-time employees and file Form 1094-C and all 1095-Cs with the IRS. ALEs offering a self-insured group health plan must also furnish Forms 1095-C to covered employees or other primary insured individuals in the self-funded health plan (e.g., COBRA qualified beneficiaries). Additionally, due to the COVID-19 pandemic and challenges to business operations, ALEs may have variations to their reporting for 2020 due to furloughs and/or layoffs.
No one understands better than the person who administers benefits about the difficulty of open enrollment season. It was hard enough ambushing employees in the workplace to remind them that they need to submit their packets. Let’s not even talk about the headache of creating multiple schedules so that employees can take physical breaks from work and listen to benefits presentations. Now, administrators must figure out the best way to get the packet to the eligible employees in the first place.
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