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Are Your Remote Workers Equipped with the Right Tools to be Successful?

More and more companies are implementing a telecommuting policy. This trend is becoming more prevalent in the insurance industry.

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One reason is because baby boomers are retiring and exiting the workforce at a rapid pace leaving the younger generation to take the reigns. Additionally, there is a cost benefit to offering this option. It’s more affordable than traditional considerations and offers employees the opportunity to have a good work/life balance. Employers must have a solid plan in place for managing remote employees where both parties have a clear understanding of expectations, including at-home work-related injuries.

Determining if an at-home injury is compensable hinges, in large part, upon a clear cut determination of whether the employee was furthering their employer’s interest at the time of injury or if they were performing a normal activity of life. This can be a fine distinction, so it is important to thoroughly investigate each individual loss to ensure your compensability determination is well thought-out. There are many examples that warrant consideration beyond simply the facts of the loss, including the law in the applicable jurisdiction. Outlined below are some important considerations for employers.

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The General Insurance Group is the largest business segment within the Old Republic Insurance Group and specializes in the property & casualty marketplace. Each company focuses on a select segment, offering specialized insurance coverages or specializing by industries. This is our competitive advantage. While collectively we offer a full suite of risk management and insurance solutions, our expertise in unique industry segments is unsurpassed. We serve large corporations with complex risks, small and mid-sized companies, and consumers with home and auto warranty offerings.

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