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WORKERS' COMPENSATION


Even though workers' compensation claims frequency has declined every year for more than a decade, workers' compensation costs have continued to rise.

Marsh's National Workers' Compensation Practice serves client needs in relation to workers' compensation in all 50 states, the District of Columbia and under various federal laws. The practice is also able to provide information on Canadian workers' compensation, via our Canadian operations, which encompass Marsh North America.

The practice is focused on various current and emerging issues in the workers' compensation industry. Central to our goal is keeping our clients and colleagues abreast of jurisdictional legislation change and reform impact. The practice interprets what reform changes mean to employers and, where possible, what can be done to optimize cost-saving benefits on a state-by-state basis.

Marsh also has established two teams of colleagues who serve as workers' compensation resource experts for all 50 states, as well as the District of Columbia and territories outside of the United States. Each group is able to answer workers' compensation-related questions, including claims issues.

With the Workers' Compensation Expeditors' team, Marsh has a contact for each state that is able to assist with the client's claims history and its overall influence on their renewal. They are able to help with classification and rating questions. Our second team provides a designated jurisdictional expert for workers' compensation claims for each state who provide information and support on various claims issues. Familiar with state specific labor codes and case law, the jurisdictional expert can identify the effect of a specific claim.

Working together with our workers' compensation expeditor and jurisdictional experts, Marsh's National Workers' Compensation Practice is able to provide assistance with workers' compensation legislation, placement, rules and regulations, and claims issues specific to each location of the client's business.

Marsh's National Workers' Compensation Practice, in conjunction with client advisory and Marsh Risk Consulting colleagues, brings solutions to clients in all market segments and industries that will reduce the frequency and severity of workers' compensation claims and ultimately reduce the cost of losses and expedite injured workers return to the labor force.

The need to aggressively confront the workers' compensation challenges before us continues to gain social, economical and political attention. Marsh's National Workers' Compensation Practice takes a comprehensive, consultative approach to risk management, working as trusted advisors to our clients and colleagues to help drive down our clients' workers' compensation cost — and drive up their profitability. Our team delivers a broad array of risk consulting and claims management services designed to help the client. Our proprietary data and knowledge, along with our new tools and technology touched on above, enable the Workers' Compensation Practice to bring effective total cost of risk solutions to our clients.

Marsh Risk Management Research
Health Care Reform and Workers’ Compensation Programs
February 26, 2014  |  Views: 1791 |  Comments: 0 
Health Care Reform and Workers’ Compensation Programs
ACA may not only affect employees’ quality of care but also workers’ compensation premiums and claims.  >>

Additional Thought Leadership
Webcast: Workers' Compensation 2014—The Aging Workforce
March 13, 2014  |  Views: 1560 |  Comments: 0 
Webcast: Workers' Compensation 2014—The Aging Workforce
Our panel of workers' compensation experts will explore the challenges presented by an aging workforce and how to rein in workers' compensation related costs.  >>
Missouri Law Enables Employers to Reduce Civil Lawsuit Exposure from Workplace Illnesses and Injuries
March 05, 2014  |  Views: 1905 |  Comments: 0 
Missouri Law Enables Employers to Reduce Civil Lawsuit Exposure from Workplace Illnesses and Injuries
Although it closed a loophole in the law that existed since 2005, it could result in added costs, particularly for mesothelioma-related claims.   >>
Self-Insurance vs. Insured Workers’ Compensation Programs: Key Considerations
March 03, 2014  |  Views: 2256 |  Comments: 0 
Self-Insurance vs. Insured Workers’ Compensation Programs: Key Considerations
Weighing the benefits of insured guaranteed cost or large deductible and qualified self-insured programs.  >>
Webcast: Workers’ Compensation 2014: Terrorism Insurance and Other Key Legislative Issues (Replay)
January 17, 2014  |  Views: 14691 |  Comments: 0 
Webcast: Workers’ Compensation 2014: Terrorism Insurance and Other Key Legislative Issues (Replay)
Learn what’s on the horizon for workers’ compensation in 2014.  >>
Several Changes to New York Workers’ Compensation Law to Take Effect Jan. 1
December 05, 2013  |  Views: 14128 |  Comments: 0 
Several Changes to New York Workers’ Compensation Law to Take Effect Jan. 1
Changes include closure of re-opened case file to new applications, assessment rate reductions, and more.  >>
Case Study: Grocery Chain Improves Warehousing Results Using Logistics Performance Plus
December 01, 2013  |  Views: 5501 |  Comments: 0 
Case Study: Grocery Chain Improves Warehousing Results Using Logistics Performance Plus
Client significantly reduces employee errors for significant savings.  >>
Case Study: Defense Contractor Improves Key Quality Performance Metric
December 01, 2013  |  Views: 5359 |  Comments: 0 
Case Study: Defense Contractor Improves Key Quality Performance Metric
Client uses behavioral risk improvement to boost quality under strict deadlines.  >>
Paperboard Manufacturer Uses Behavioral Risk Improvement to Slash Workers’ Comp Claims
December 01, 2013  |  Views: 5397 |  Comments: 0 
Paperboard Manufacturer Uses Behavioral Risk Improvement to Slash Workers’ Comp Claims
MRC helps client reduce unsafe employee behavior by understanding motivation.  >>
Case Study: Paperboard Manufacturer Uses Behavioral Risk Improvement to Slash Workers’ Comp Claims
December 01, 2013  |  Views: 20428 |  Comments: 0 
Case Study: Paperboard Manufacturer Uses Behavioral Risk Improvement to Slash Workers’ Comp Claims
MRC helps client reduce unsafe employee behavior by helping them understand what motivated the behavior.  >>
Update on Terrorism Risk Insurance Program Reauthorization
October 25, 2013  |  Views: 14768 |  Comments: 0 
Update on Terrorism Risk Insurance Program Reauthorization
Marsh has taken several steps to advance debate about the future of The Terrorism Risk Insurance Program Reauthorization Act (TRIPRA), the federal terrorism insurance backstop prog...  >>
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Marsh Workers' Comp Council
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Marsh Workers' Comp Council
The Workers' Compensation Council is made up of approximately 50 Marsh experts spanning our core brokerage, analytics, workforce strategies, and claims operations.  >>
RiskIQ: Workers’ Compensation Program Benchmarking
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RiskIQ: Workers’ Compensation Program Benchmarking
Our workers’ compensation benchmarking report contains a portfolio of metrics, enabling you to identify cost drivers, plan improvements, implement best practices, and increase prof...  >>
Workforce Strategies
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Workforce Strategies
Marsh Risk Consulting’s consultants support efforts to reduce workers’ compensation loss costs, improve productivity and profitability.  >>
Benchmarking Services
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Benchmarking Services
The Benchmarking Portal's growing database contains information on more than insurance policies covering $US75 billion in placements.  >>
Casualty Insurance
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Casualty Insurance
Marsh's casualty professionals create solutions that range from traditional transactional casualty insurance programs to strategic financing and integrated risk programs.  >>
Claim and Managed Care Vendor Selection
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Claim and Managed Care Vendor Selection
MRC provides a Claim and Managed Care Vendor Selection service that assists organizations in the selection of the claim and/or managed care vendor that will best meet their specifi...  >>
Claims Inventory Workout
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Claims Inventory Workout
Marsh's claims inventory workout process accelerates the closure of open workers' compensation claims and to reduce outstanding liabilities.  >>
Collateral Solutions Group
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Collateral Solutions Group
Marsh's Collateral Solutions Group was established to deliver the best possible and most appropriate collateral terms and solutions available in the market and to meet clients’ ind...  >>
Controlling Workers' Compensation Costs During Facility Closures and Layoffs
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Controlling Workers' Compensation Costs During Facility Closures and Layoffs
During a facility closing, an employer faces the likelihood that their workers’ compensation claims will increase and become more challenging.  >>
Entertainment & Media: Foreign Liability Insurance
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Entertainment & Media: Foreign Liability Insurance
When a production is to be scouted or filmed outside of the United States or Canada, a foreign Workers' Compensation policy may be required.  >>
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February 19, 2014  |  Views: 2045
Risk & Insurance Magazine® Honors 58 Marsh Colleagues with Power Broker® Awards
Representing 21 categories, 46 Marsh professionals were recognized as 2014 Power Broker® winners, including two colleagues receiving the Responsibility Leader® designation, and 12 ...  >>
February 07, 2014  |  Views: 2253
Favorable US Insurance Market Conditions Expected in 2014: Marsh
The ample capacity and competition that helped temper firming of US commercial insurance rates in 2013 is expected to continue into 2014, barring higher than expected catastrophe l...  >>
January 21, 2014  |  Views: 2596
Workers' Compensation Market Continues to Deteriorate as Uncertainty Over TRIPRA Reauthorization Grows: Marsh
Employers with large concentrations of employees will find an increasingly difficult workers’ compensation market in 2014 as insurers have begun underwriting policies that co...  >>
July 08, 2013  |  Views: 4415
Demand For More Timely Workers' Compensation Information Soars
Work Comp Analysis group on LinkedIn Reaches 20,000-member milestone.  >>
March 04, 2013  |  Views: 5185
Marsh Names Mark Walls Workers' Compensation Market Research Leader
In this newly created role, Mr. Walls will be responsible for developing market research, insight, and other content for Marsh colleagues, clients, and prospects on emerging issues...  >>
January 30, 2013  |  Views: 6666
Further Firming Expected in US Commercial Insurance Market in 2013: Marsh
US commercial insurance rates are expected to continue firming in many lines of business and industry sectors in 2013 as above average losses, subdued investment returns, and reced...  >>
October 10, 2012  |  Views: 12601
Marsh Webcast Series to Highlight Integrated Workers' Compensation Cost Containment Strategies
Three-part series of webcasts to provide innovative strategies for reducing costs.  >>
September 27, 2012  |  Views: 12751
Marsh and Rutherfoord Expand Government Contractor Expertise
Establishment of Advisory Council to Provide Insight and Innovation  >>
September 18, 2012  |  Views: 13623
Defense Base Act Workers' Compensation Claims Expected to Rise: Marsh
Marsh launches the Defense Base Act Center of Excellence to assist government contractors in accessing comprehensive, customized DBA insurance solutions.  >>
July 12, 2012  |  Views: 15297
Companies Must Adjust to Firming Insurance Market: Marsh Webcast July 18 to Provide State of the Market Guidance for 2013 Budgeting
Webcast will also cover recent developments in key insurance lines such as trade credit.  >>
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Contacts
Christopher Flatt
Workers' Compensation COE Leader
New York NY United States
christopher.flatt@marsh.com
   

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