Rebecca Shafer is an attorney and expert in workers compensation cost containment. Since 1991 she has utilized her expertise in working with employers to target savings opportunities and reduce their workers compensation costs. Her clients have included airlines, healthcare, printing/publishing, pharmaceuticals, retail, hospitality, and manufacturing. Her greatest strength is helping clients properly assess their problems and move from assessment to implementation. Her work with insurance brokers and position as litigation manager for a Fortune 500 company have given her a broad perspective on how to manage workers compensation within an organization. She is an accomplished writer, speaker, and publisher. She serves on the Executive Committee of LexisNexis Workers Compensation Law Community. She is the author of Workers Compensation Management Program: Reduce Costs 20% to 50%. She can be reached at RShafer@ReduceYourWorkersComp.com
Workers in the claims profession and also on the employer side will often only think of claims as costs of wage loss and medical exposure. It is true that those costs are the ones on the surface. The injured ... Read More
By reading adjudicated workers compensation fraud case histories, reviewing state statistics for investigations, prosecutions, restitutions, fines, and imprisonments it quickly becomes clear that the ... Read More
Defense attorneys play a crucial and vital role in defending workers’ compensation cases. When used properly, they can reduce workers’ compensation claim costs and provide a means for settling on ... Read More
There is a regular discussion in the insurance industry on how many workers’ compensation claims an adjuster should handle at one time. There are various different opinions – all of which seemed ... Read More
Vocational rehabilitation is a benefit provided to employees in most jurisdictions to help injured employees recover from their work injuries. Through the assistance of a Qualified Rehabilitation Consultant ... Read More
Medicare Secondary Payer compliance will continue to be a challenge for the claim team members and interested stakeholders. These parties need to continue to stay abreast of the changing landscape and ... Read More
Workers’ compensation programs often run into problems when their workforce comprises members of a labor union. Interested stakeholders should embrace this challenge as an opportunity to coordinate ... Read More
There are countless opportunities to bring savings to your workers’ compensation program. One such option is a review of your program’s medical management processes for handling claims. By taking ... Read More
A new year means an opportunity to review your claim management processes to ensure best practices are followed. The result of a "new year review" can mean increased claim handling efficiency and reduced ... Read More
Employees Attacked at Work in Separate Incidents Salt Lake City, UT (WorkersCompensation.com) – In what has become an all-too-common occurrence, workers just doing their jobs were attacked by customers last week in separate incidents.
In Salt Lake ...