Transgender Rights in the (California) Workplace

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There’s been a lot of discussion recently, probably more than at any time in history — about people who identify themselves as transgender. Transgendered people have been part of society for decades, but only within the past few years have many of them felt safe in identifying themselves as transgendered.

While there’s has been a great deal of positivity toward the transgendered community, some people are still uncomfortable with, or confused by, the idea. If you are unsure how you should treat a transgendered person, it’s very simple — with respect, just like everybody else. 
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Opioid Addiction and Workers Comp

Opioid Addiction and Workers Comp

Prescription painkiller addiction is a terrible epidemic, and often people start using them not to get high, but because they need them. Maybe a doctor is a little too generous with the painkillers, the patient follows orders, and next thing you know, he’s addicted. It happens surprisingly easily.

This is something that employers with employees injured on the job have to pay particular attention to. People prescribed high levels of opioids tend to take longer to return to work than those prescribed lower doses. The longer a patient takes the drug, the higher his tolerance becomes and the more he needs for pain management. 
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3 Steps to Staying in Touch with Clients

3 Steps to Staying in Touch with Clients

It isn’t easy to get through to insurance buyers. They know they need insurance and they know they don’t want to spend a lot of money. So selling cheap is always an option, but not the best one because someone will always be cheaper. The key is forming relationships.

A client will frequently choose to go with his gut. This means that he’ll purchase from the agent he trusts and likes more than the other. Forming these relationships and being liked by clients takes some effort because it requires multiple touch points, but it’s worth it in the long run. Here are some ways to get in touch with clients more often than at renewal time. 
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What is Workers’ Compensation Fraud?

Workers Comp Fraud 1

What is Workers’ Compensation Fraud?

Part One of Two on Fighting Fraud with Insured Solutions 
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