SOURCE: Amaxx

January 16, 2014 01:17 ET

Mastering Workers' Comp Costs: Book Helps Employers Cut Workers' Comp Costs 20% to 50%

Amaxx Risk Solutions and Advisen Offer Comprehensive Guide for Employers, Insurance Brokers, TPAs, Carriers and Consultants

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - Jan 16, 2014) - Mastering Workers' Comp Costs, a new book from Amaxx Risk Solutions, provides detailed steps on how to develop a workers' compensation cost-containment program proven to cut costs 20 percent to 50 percent.

The author, Rebecca Shafer, attorney and risk consultant, has worked with organizations of all types to reduce workers comp costs using strategies and techniques described in the guidebook.

The two-volume guidebook (http://corner.advisen.com/wcbooks) is based on years of field research and implementation. Volume I covers pre-loss planning; Volume II covers post-loss implementation. 

The step-by-step guidelines show how any employer can control workers' comp costs with tighter administration and improved return-to-work efforts, steering them toward best practice strategies. Dozens of cost-reduction techniques are covered along with details for implementation.

The 2014 guidebook covers many new topics, including wellness programs, working with unions, layoff planning, exacerbation vs. aggravation, employee communication and training, safety and loss control, injury triage, structured settlements, using MDs proactively, collateral source benefits, employee screening, special investigations best practices, file review techniques, medical treatment guidelines, hospital bill review, measuring return to work program effectiveness, proactive drug management techniques, chiropractic care and ways to keep a small claim small.

Mastering Worker's Comp Costs is available for $249 at http://corner.advisen.com/wcbooks. Volume I: Pre-Loss Planning and Volume II: Post- Loss Implementation can be ordered separately at $149 apiece. Customized covers for agents, brokers and associations are available, and there is bulk pricing for orders of six or more copies. 

An ebook version for Nook, Kindle and iPhone/iPad will be available February 1 from Amazon, Barnes & Noble and Sony. Also available is a 20 page mini-book covering key points in summary format.

For 25 years, Amaxx has helped companies in all industries reduce workers' compensation costs. Companies working with Amaxx consultants have consistently cut workers' comp costs from 20% to 50%.

Advisen manages business information and market data for the commercial insurance industry and maintains critical risk analytics and timesaving workflow tools for over 530 industry-leading firms and is the technology partner of Amaxx Risk Solutions. Advisen (www.advisen.com) is headquartered in New York. 

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