Blueprint for Workers Comp Cost Containment

By: Martin F. McGavin
Blueprint for Workers Comp Cost Containment

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Blueprint for Workers Comp Cost Containment

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Publication Date(s): 2001, 2002, 2008, 2015

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Insight and solutions for controlling and even reducing workers compensation costs and premiums. This book will pay for itself over and over again.

Whether you are seeking to overhaul your own workers compensation program or help a client fine-tune an already effective program, Blueprint for Workers Comp Cost Containment gives you insight and solutions for controlling or even reducing workers compensation costs and premiums.

Drawing upon his 20 years of safety and claims management experience, author Martin F. McGavin gives practical, real-world advice that risk managers, HR managers, insurance buyers, insurance producers, and consultants can put to immediate use.

Blueprint for WC Cost Containment covers these topics.

  • Designing Your Insurance Program
  • Understanding Reserves and Estimating Losses
  • Integrated Disability Management
  • Finding a Claims Management Partner
  • Understanding Claim Service Pricing
  • Managing Your Claims Adjusters
  • Using Performance Measurement and Cost Allocation
  • How E-Business Changes Workers Compensation
  • Determining When Claims Are Covered
  • Recognizing and Responding to Different Claim Types
  • Effective Employee Communications
  • Managing Workers Compensation Medical Care
  • Making Independent Medical Evaluations More Valuable
  • Avoiding Federal Liability From Absences
  • Writing a Leave of Absence Policy
  • Designing an Effective Return to Work Program
  • The First 48 Hours After an Injury
  • Managing Litigation to Win Cases
  • Successfully Defending Occupational Disease Claims
  • Getting Results from Vocational Rehabilitation
  • Controlling the Cost of Permanent Partial Disability Awards
  • Using Private Investigators to Limit Fraudulent Claims
  • Negotiating Fair and Reasonable Claim Settlement
  • The Eroding Exclusive Remedy: Avoiding Civil Liability
  • Subrogation: Recovering from Third Parties
  • Plant Closings. Layoffs, Acquisitions, and Other Special Situations
  • Safety Basics
  • Managing OSHA Inspections

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Agents, Brokers and Account Support Staff

  • Helps you advise insureds on strategies for reducing workers comp costs.
  • Provides third-party authoritative support to your recommendations.
  • A great training tool for large accounts service staff.

Risk Managers, Financial Executives & Insurance Buyers

  • Helps you fine-tune your program to further control workers compensation costs.
  • Understand the various factors that affect the one of your most costly lines of insurance.
  • Proven strategies from a seasoned risk manager.
  • A great educational tool for newly minted risk analysts or financial executives without risk management experience.


  • Helps you advise insureds on strategies for reducing workers comp costs.
  • Provides third-party authoritative support to your recommendations.
  • Gives you knowledge of risk management best practices that will improve your underwriting acumen.


  • Helps you fine-tune your client's programs control workers compensation costs.
  • Offers proven strategies from a seasoned risk manager.
  • Provides third-party authoritative support to your recommendations.
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Your purchase of the online version of Blueprint for WC Cost Containment comes with a digital copy of the Contractor's Guide to OCIPs - a handy reference that provides guidance on 39 issues contractors should consider when accepting coverage through a wrap-up or controlled insurance program. This publication was prepared by the OCIP Task Force of the AGC of America.


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