Workers’ Comp

On Brokerage: Failure To Launch

Colin Baird tells us why he walked away from an account worth $100k in commissions, when he had the winning bid. And he explains why he’d do it again.

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To Weed or Not to Weed

Marijuana workers’ comp and in in the workplace

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Take Two Aspirin

In the closing hours of the legislative session, the eyes of Sacramento, much of California, and possibility parts of the world were on Senate Bill 350, the Clean Energy and Pollution Reduction Act of 2015.

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Pooling 101

Self-Insured Groups (SIGs) are a very good way to cover one’s workers’ compensation liabilities for someone who understands the principles of risk finance and pooling. Pooling has nothing to do with swimming (hopefully), but has to do with collectively sharing risk and funding it as a team, not individually, as many companies do under stand-alone self-insurance.

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Will Ex Mods Go The Way Of The Twinkie?

The twinkie has gone the way of the dough-dough bird: it’s gone by-by. And now that big data has gotten bigger, faster, and better at creating more granular and predictive loss information, will the ex mod go the way of the Twinkie? Coin Baird talks twinkie to get you the X-Mod truth.

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Embracing Doubt

Colin Baird shows how the lean manufacturing systems employed by the likes of Toyota apply to insurance firms and help to increase both profits and market share.

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