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A Simple Way to Cut Workers’ Compensation Insurance Costs

Posted by David Ross on Wed, Jul 30, 2014

Employers who provided voluntary accident insurance saw a decrease in claims according to one study. Learn more.Workers’ Compensation claims cost American employers $77.1 billion in 2011. Traditionally, one of the only ways for employers to decrease workers’ compensation costs was to offer proactive safety measures to reduce the number of claims.  This is still an important practice, but for years, many insurance agents have suspected that an employer offering voluntary accident or disability insurance will see a decrease in the frequency and expense of workers’ compensation claims.   

Accident Insurance - Survey Says…

A survey conducted in November 2013 by Lieberman Research Worldwide has confirmed those suspicions.  The survey of 600 U.S. Employers found that more than 42% of all businesses offering their employees access to voluntary accident insurance noted a decline in their workers’ compensation claims.  The survey found that 55 percent of large companies and 34 percent of small and medium sized companies reported declines.  The results were nearly identical for those employers offering voluntary disability insurance.


What are Accident and Disability Insurance?

Accident insurance helps pay out-of-pocket expenses that aren’t covered by major medical insurance.  These expenses can add up quickly after an accidental injury.  The money can be used for medical expenses, such as medical examinations, or it can be used for other expenses, such as transportation. 

Disability insurance helps protect an employee’s paycheck in the event of an accident.  Those benefits can be used for any purpose, including rent, food, or car payments – living expenses that continue to come even when the paycheck doesn’t. 


Interested in Reducing Workers Compensation Claims?

This same survey found that 58 percent of employers do not currently offer voluntary accident insurance and 50 percent do not offer voluntary disability insurance. 

Contact us to learn more about obtaining the right accident insurance policy for your employees. Serving Reading, PA, Philadelphia, Lancaster, Lebanon, Erie, Pittsburgh, Lehigh Valley and beyond.If you’re interested in offering your employees a more comprehensive benefits package and possibly reducing the frequency and expense of workers’ compensation claims, contact American Insuring Group at (800) 947-1270 or (610) 775-3848 to learn more.

Tags: Workers Compensation Insurance, Disability Insurance, Accident Insurance