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September 29, 2022 / Ergonomics, Remote Working, Remote Team, Insurance, Safety

Why Remote Workers Still Need Workers Compensation Insurance

Telecommuters are prone to the same types of injuries on-site employees may encounter while at the office. The key to staying safe while working from home is being mindful of ergonomics.



Ergonomics is administering the arrangement of objects for improved and safer interaction. Utilizing proper ergonomics has many benefits, such as higher productivity and improved employee engagement.


How ergonomic is your home office space? Telecommuters can ask themselves the following:

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August 24, 2022 / Audit, Workers Compensation, Insurance, Customer Service, Business Owner

How to Better Prepare for a Final Audit

Audits are a required component of the workers compensation insurance process. Knowing these three items can help employers in California successfully complete their audit and start the process on an educated foot.




The term “payroll” as it applies to workers compensation insurance audits is a little different from the definition you may be used to hearing from the IRS.

For final audits, “payroll” includes the following:

· gross wages

· salaries

· commissions

· bonuses

· vacation

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May 09, 2022 / Safety, Leadership, Wellness, Workplace Safety

Workplace Safety & Mental Health

Three Tips for Business Owners


We are fresh off the heels of May (Mental Health Month) and have entered June (National Safety Month). It is no coincidence that these themes follow each other. Workplace safety and mental health work hand-in-hand.


Here are some tips business owners can take to make sure their employees are performing at their best — and safest.

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A political map of California is shown with a dot placed on San Diego. Preferred Employers Insurance welcomes Rick Chen to the San Diego branch!

February 15, 2022 /

Welcome to the Team, Rick!

Preferred Employers Insurance welcomes industry veteran, Rick Chen, to the company as Regional Sales & Distribution Manager in northern California.


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January 15, 2022 / Medical Practice, Safety, Small Business, Workers Compensation

How to Prevent Staff Injury in your Medical Clinic

Healthcare staff run a significant risk of injury, and administrators and physicians would do well to take precautions to minimize staff injuries at the doctor’s office.


In an average work setting, physician office staff members are subject to a myriad of unique risk factors that can and do lead to injury. These injuries lead to decreased productivity, missed work days, and expensive medical bills that cost employers and insurance companies millions each year.


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