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
Self-insured employers and insurers understand that workers' comp leakage costs money. The overpayment of medical cost, indemnity benefits and claim expenses is a waste of money and weakens the overall ... Read More
Surveillance in workers’ compensation plays an important role in resolving claims and detecting fraud. Given its expenses, there are various factors members of the claim management team need to ... Read More
Complex and severe injury claims are a leading driver of workers’ compensation claims costs. The greater the complexity and severity of an employee’s injury the larger the number of medical ... Read More
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Every self-insured employer who has been managing their own workers' compensation claims program for 3 years or more have “old dog” claims, or for the politically correct folks, legacy claims. ... Read More
A successful transitional duty/return to work program is much more than having an injured employee answering the telephone or sweeping the floors. Unfortunately, too many employers see a transitional duty ... Read More
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