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Understanding the Award Winning
 Duncan Risk Profile Improvement ProcessTM

Risk Profile Improvement

Workers' Comp injuries start at the date of hire. Two simple employee forms begins the "you are in control" process

Chaging the Game

Rampant errors occur in the Workers' Comp System; mostly in favor of insurance companies

Understanding the fine print and the rules that lead to error discovery

Because Workers' Comp is a game of rules, our job is to know the rules to recover your overcharged money... even back 3 years or more in certain circumstances     

So you know where you stand; so you can measure the work we do

Not simply safety,  but "behavior based safety." When safety becomes a culture, many other business issues also become culture, leading to not only increased safety, but greater revenue and a happier, fit workplace.

When OSHA knocks, do you spring into action knowing what to do? Have you solved the Bermuda Triangle of compliance - FMLA, COBRA and HIPPA? We'll help make it clear with steps to follow and people to call for help

Help create a culture of zero accidents - We will review the "Alcoa Story" and its results

Statistics prove a relationship between fit and healthy employees, and productivity and worker' comp costs

Our task is to help you improve your business and employee lifestyle.

Prevent injuries Manage injures with a microscope. That’s how to crush your Workers’ Comp costs. If not, your experience modification factor may skyrocket out of control.

The right doctor, at the right time, providing the right treatment is the key.  Together we'll find the right medical providers who know and understand the Workers' Comp system.  We hope you have the right providers in place now.

When you bring injured workers; back to work immediately, they get better faster and your business is more productive.  We help to create/fine tune your recovery at work program.

Education and training are the keys to controlling your costs.  

People fear what they don't understand. Communicating how Workers' Comp works is in everyone's best interest - you and your company, your employees, and your wallet.

Understand your current situation and how you currently control your risks of doing business

The Roadmap to reshape your Workers' Comp landscape and crush your costs

Confirming proper job classifications, payroll and injury amounts properly displayed

You would not go to IRS audit without expert advice, would you? Why would you manage your Workers' Compensation program without the same expert guidance.

Multiple types of Workers' Comp plans exist. Are you in the on that is most financially advantageous to you?

Discuss and understand your company's growth positioning and risk improvement strategies.

In 2008, Duncan was named the Institute of WorkComp Professionals' Advisor of the Year award due to the results of their Risk Profile Improvement Process for their clients.

Is your experience Modifier correct? Were the right values used to calculate it?

Have you selected the best company for your type of business?

Changing the game

Why we do, what we do...

In just the fourth month of my career as an Outsourced Risk Manager, I pulled into the parking lot of a large manufacturer for the first time. I did not realize that when I made that turn into the parking lot, it would change my life and my focus forever. What should have been a very loud manufacturing plant, was silent except the noises of the EMS, police, and fire department radios.

A worker had been killed.

Since that day, I have continued to see the impact that the loss of that employee had, not only on the owner of the company, who was a long time, personal friend of the employee, but also the bigger impact it has had on that employee’s family.  The loss of the employee’s life left an unfillable hole, bigger than you can possibly imagine, in the lives of his family – his wife and 2 boys, both under the age of 3 at that time.

I saw how little workers’ compensation insurance really does for the family and I saw the lifelong changes that ensued.

All of this, from an event that could have been prevented by the actions of two people, if only either one of them would have taken 15 to 60 seconds, this employee may still be alive today. If one of them had taken pause, realized what they were about to do could have devastating results, and changed what they did…

From that day on, my goal has become to have employees go home the same, safe way that they arrived.

To truly accomplish this, it requires going beyond safety. Beyond insurance. It required a deeper understanding of my client’s operations, their employees, and the very culture that drives their organizations – impacting all of these is necessary to achieve what sounds like a simple goal.


To achieve this goal, it required over 10 years to develop new ways to identify and managing the risks and issues facing our clients. It involved creating and implementing culture changing programs and processes, including behavior-based safety to eliminate injuries.  It entailed changing how our clients hired and oriented new employees to wipe out the higher injury rates of new employees. It necessitated breaking down the silos, or barriers, that often exist between operations, human resources, and safety to dive success. And we continue to refine our approach and programs as times change.


By the way, in accomplishing these changes, our clients have come back to inform us that in just 2 years of working with them that we have:

  • Driven down their injury frequency by more than 60% (many now go years without an incident).

  • Reduced their number of employees that required time off from an injury by almost 80%.

  • Slashed injury costs by over 90%.

  • Cut insurance premiums by over 40% (and more than half over time).

  • Decreased their new employee turnover rate that saves them both time and thousands of dollars, and

  • Increased their productivity and profitability of their operations.

In addition, the deeper understanding we have of their operations has led us to helping them BETTER DESIGN THEIR INSURANCE PROGRAM BLUEPRINT so that their program can better respond to the potential catastrophes that they face. 

Since 2004, this approach has helped over a hundred employers take control of their Risks, their Insurance Programs, and slash their premiums by over $50,000,000. Just check out our results. By helping businesses to better manage their risks, we have demonstrated that they are able to reduce costs, improve productivity and profitability all while reducing their frustrations running their companies.

I hope you find our site helpful in your quest of taking back control of your insurance and improve your future  outcomes!



Executive Vice President- Duncan Financial Group

724-978-2139 or

Workers' Comp injuries start at the date of hire. Two simple employee forms begins the "you are in control" process

Do you know your employees' risk factors? When you do, in the aggregate, you can make better decisions about your employee benefits and Workers' Comp. You can take back control of these major insurance costs.

Keys to Success
Key #1
Manage Your Risks, or Your Risks Will Manage You


When it comes Insurance, the first step to stop being frustrated and overcharged, and taking control of your bottom line

is to realize that insurance premiums are based on an underwriter's perception of the risk in your business, also know as your Risk Profile.  When you control your risks through a Proven Risk Management Approach, you become more attractive to insurance companies, which leads to you dramatically lowering your insurance costs!  The ultimate benefit of you becoming more attractive, is that by doing so, you will actually help your company become more efficient and profitable.

Key #2
Your Workers' Compensation is HIGHLY Manageable


The second step is realizing that Workers' Compensation is not insurance.  Workers' Compensation is actually a finance tool, designed so you pay for your employee's injuries, back to the insurance company, PLUS interest!  Workers’ Comp is simply the mechanism by which you finance your employee injuries. Thanks to your Experience Modifier, for every dollar the insurance company spends, you are likely to pay back $1.50 to $3.00 It’s our job to stop you borrowing money at such high interest rates. We help people who suffer from the symptoms of being frustrated and overcharged by their workers' compensation by Curing WorkCompitis!

Key #3
Don't Bet Your Business on a Flip of a Coin!

The third step is to realize that most businesses that are affected by a catastrophic event either never reopen, or close within 3-5 years. We have seen "experts" state that 70% or 80% will fail from such an event. The clearest statistic comes from the Institute or Business & Home Safety who states that just over 25% will not reopen, and another 25% will go out of business within 3 years - DESPITE BEING INSURED. A flip of a coin! And this statistic does not even contemplate natural disasters such as Hurricane Katrina! When it comes to making sure your insurance protection is there for you when you need it the most, it's simple, DON'T ASSUME... You need to be prepared to survive a disaster..


Workers' Comp injuries start at the date of hire. Two simple employee forms begins the "you are in control" process

Statistics prove a relationship between fit and healthy employees and workers' comp costs.

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