10 Tips to Shorten the Life of Your Workers’ Comp Claims

Posted by: VMA Staff | Dec 02, 2014

One workers’ comp claim can send your experience modifier (X-Mod) spiraling out of control if the injured employee stays away from work for an extended period of time. Th...

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Keeping it Safe and Limiting Liability during the Holidays

Posted by: VMA Staff | Nov 26, 2014

With year-end festivities about to begin, you should include safety into your holiday plans, be that if you are simply decorating the office or throwing a party for your st...

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Closed Claims and Adjustments to Your X-Mod

Posted by: VMA Staff | Nov 20, 2014

So, you have a workers’ comp claim that’s been growing in terms of costs for the last two years, and finally it has closed. You’ve been fretting about its impact o...

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Health Plans That Fail Minimum Value Test Get One-year Reprieve

Posted by: VMA Staff | Nov 18, 2014

The IRS has announced that group health plans that don’t provide hospital coverage do not satisfy the Affordable Care Act’s “minimum value” test, but they will be a...

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Rising Danger of Hacks Spurs Need for Comprehensive Strategies

Posted by: VMA Staff | Nov 18, 2014

The “root cause” of the credit and debit card data breach at Target Corp. last year was the company’s lack of a chief information security officer (CISO). That’s...

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California Beefs up Data Breach Notification Law

Posted by: VMA Staff | Nov 18, 2014

California’s data breach notification law has been beefed up with the enactment of legislation. The new law requires businesses to provide free identity-theft preventi...

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Does Business Interruption Insurance Cover Partial Shutdown?

Posted by: VMA Staff | Nov 18, 2014

What happens if your business suffers property damage or a supply chain disruption and is forced to stop operations either fully or partially? Will your insurance cover the...

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ACA Age-banded Rating Explained

Posted by: VMA Staff | Nov 13, 2014

An important change you may have noticed this year is that your group health plan has dozens of age-banded rates. This new rating structure is a result of the Affordable...

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Health Plans That Fail Minimum Value Test Get One-year Reprieve

Posted by: VMA Staff | Nov 11, 2014

The IRS has announced that group health plans that don’t provide hospital coverage do not satisfy the Affordable Care Act’s “minimum value” test, but they will be a...

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Businesses Suffer as Employee Theft Grows

Posted by: VMA Staff | Nov 04, 2014

Here’s a scenario that you’d likely not want to see happen at your company: The owner of a motorcycle dealership is suing its former office manager for allegedly steali...

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