Nancy Germond, a Sun City West resident and Glendale business owner, has written a book to help other businesses.
Workers’ compensation program management can be a struggle for small to medium-sized business owners. From finding the right agent to prevent or promptly report employee injuries, main street business owners and managers struggle with rising workers’ compensation costs and imperfect safety programs.
“Workers’ Compensation in Two Hours: The Business Owner’s Guide to an Exceptional Workers Compensation Program” takes managers step by step through the challenges associated with workers’ compensation management.
“For business owners who don’t have a chief financial officer or risk manager to rely on, managing your insurance purchase and building a strong workers compensation program can be challenging,” said Germond, who has more than three decades of claims handling and risk management expertise and owns Insurance Writer LLC, P.O. Box 730, Glendale.
The book aims to help the reader understand the work comp policy, determine how to choose an agent, implement better hiring practices and discover how to respond when workers’ injuries don’t resolve. Some practical tips and examples help business owners understand the insurance jargon they may hear, as well as help them survive the inevitable premium audit they face each year.
With insurance prices rising and workers facing increasing health challenges, which may delay return to work, this book helps business owners improve the management of a complicated and often misunderstood process.
A chapter on the emerging risks employers face in today’s turbulent world is a bonus to help business owners develop a strategy for better management of their risk management program.
This book is available through Amazon. It can also be ordered through Wells Media at amazon.com/dp/1736867024.