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  1. What to Do When an Injury Occurs

    by pmartin

    The first 24 hours following a workplace accident are critical to your injured employee and to you. In almost all cases, reporting an injury immediately helps employees recover and return to work faster. By reporting the injury early and actively managing the claim, claims costs can also be lowered. Getting familiar with the following four […]

  2. “Insurance Resolution”

    by pmartin

    Category: Personal Lines

    Nearly 45% of Americans usually make New Year’s Resolutions according to a study by University of Scranton*. They found that people who explicitly make resolutions are 10 times more likely to attain their goals than people who don’t explicitly make resolutions. Their study shows that the top 10 New Year’s Resolutions for 2014 were: Lose […]

  3. Building a Successful Return-to-Work Program

    by pmartin

    You have the power to control your workers’ compensation costs. Injury prevention is the best approach, but if a workplace accident does occur, claims management is key, starting with a return-to-work program. The return-to-work program is a proactive plan to help injured workers start working again during their recovery, either at their regular positions or […]

  4. Ensuring Protection Throughout the Holidays

    by pmartin

    Category: Home InsuranceOur Blog

    During the holidays, you may be vacationing, hosting gatherings at your home or receiving valuable gifts. To ensure that you remain properly protected, here are holiday-related tips to consider: Home entertaining Common risks: • Hosting events at home increases the potential for accidents that can lead to personal liability lawsuits. Examples include guests slipping on […]

  5. Warm up without worry

    by pmartin

    Category: Home InsuranceOur Blog

    Each year there are thousands of residential fires caused by fireplaces, chimneys and chimney connectors associated with heating systems. These fires result in injuries, or even deaths, as well as millions of dollars in property damage. Colder weather means more people are cozying up in front of their fireplaces. Here are some recommendations to help […]

  6. Why Modified Duty Matters

    by pmartin

    Believe it or not, getting back to work is a vital part of the injured worker’s healing process. In fact, studies show that injured workers who are absent for more than six months only have a 50 percent probability of returning to work at all. Offering modified duty work, which are tasks that have been modified […]

  7. Cost Containment Discount Made Simple

    by pmartin

    There are many reasons Martin Insurance Group policyholders should implement Colorado’s Cost Containment Certification program. We created our unique Workers Compensation Six Point Strategy with Cost Containment certification as the centerpiece. We walk our policyholders through the Cost Containment Certification process and as a result, they often see a decrease in claims costs, a reduction […]

  8. How to Prepare for Holiday Hazards

    by pmartin

    Category: Our Blog

    As the holidays approach, prepare your employees for the hazards that come with the season. There are many stressors that can impact the health of your employees and your business. To help keep them safe and well, make sure that your employees, no matter what your industry, are prepared for the following: Hazard #1: Ice […]