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
In any workers’ compensation claim, one of the most important issues that needs to be determined upon the onset of an investigation is the employee’s average weekly wage. The average weekly ... Read More
Reducing workers' compensation costs is something that any business owner of any size should never overlook. Whether a 30% savings for you equals $3,000 or $300,000, there is no reason a business should be ... Read More
The independent medical examination (IME) is an important tool that is often not used correctly when defending a workers’ compensation claim. Common mistakes include not timing the examination ... Read More
If it seems like there is a never-ending trail of paperwork and computer files to go over, that is likely the case.
One of the many facets of running a business is looking out for your employees, especially ... Read More
Members of the claim management team should be empowered to engaged injured employees, even when they are represented by an attorney, to try and settle workers’ compensation claims. This includes using ... Read More
Members of the claim management team need to look for solutions to the rising cost of health care in workers’ compensation claim. As various medical facilities diversify, it should be an important ... Read More
Layoffs are an unfortunate reality of being in business. They can also greatly impact your workers’ compensation experience.
Layoffs are an unfortunate reality of being in business. They can also ... Read More
When a person who is not familiar with the vocabulary of workers’ compensation reads a claims report or the adjuster file notes, it can be similar to trying to read a foreign language. There are many ... Read More
Studies indicate that prescription drugs comprise roughly 15% of money spent on any workers’ compensation claim, and will grow dramatically over the next decade. The use of prescription drug ... Read More