Why it’s not just about the Queue length but also about the experience
September 10, 2018
Why it’s not just about the Queue length, but also about the experience
Have you ever been stuck in a long queue for something you really wanted to purchase or obtain? What did it feel like being stuck in a long queue? Unhappy? Bored? Angry? Studies have shown that it is a mix of many negative emotions, these three included, that come to people’s minds when they are stuck in a long queue.
Of course, there are also factors that can mitigate how a crowd feels while queueing. Between queues under a scorching sun or a queue in an air-conditioned mall, which would you rather queue in?
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In this article by Customer Faithful, they write about how the event organizer needs to make the crowd feel like what they queue for is valuable:
“Add ‘value’ to the wait– I remember helping a Theatre client deal with the queues that form during the interval of a West End show. Lines for the toilet, lines for the bar, another queue for ice-creams. Then we found that 1 in 7 people at the bar just bought bottles of water. So, we created mobile water-sellers, who sold to those waiting in line to spend a penny. Suddenly queuing for the loo had a multi-tasking benefit! The bar queues got shorter too, everyone was less stressed, and drinks revenue went up 9%”. Read more here!
It is very important to make remove or alleviate the negative emotions felt by the crowd – be it discomfort, purpose, or regret. These feelings need to go if you want to make people wait and be patient for their turn to arrive. Because if those feelings override whatever purpose people have for queueing – they will just drop out from the queue. Even the most ardent fans won’t queue under heavy rain for their favorite idol if they are too displaced from comfort.
So how much damage exactly does negative queueing experiences bring? Here, Tellermate tells us more:
“A 2018 European Retail Report carried out by Adyen suggests that often long queues in stores can lead to potential customers abandoning purchases, with an estimated £14.3 billion being lost in sales last year for this reason alone.” Read more here!
How well you retain your customers is how well you can manage the queuing experience. What some retailers or event organisers have done is to give out refreshments to those waiting in the crowd. If it is an event launch, you can hire an emcee and engage the crowd, with promises of giveaways from mini-contests. This not only turns the attention of the crowd away from the discomfort, but also gives them a monetary reward just by staying in the queue.
Next, we explain how to actually solve your queue problems. Some organisers have turned to queue management systems, and Blog Nexa explains more:
“Research has shown that when customers get the ability to pre-book appointments via your web site, call centre or other mediums, they feel a direct connection with the organisation. In fact, a customer surveys show that when customers directly engage with business and have the ability to book appointments directly, companies achieve as much as 10%-15% higher rating in customer satisfactory surveys.” Read more here!
If there is a technological solution around queueing, as a responsible organizer you should do the utmost you can to get people to avoid physical queueing. You can even turn it into online queueing, which is popular with concert tickets being sold online nowadays. Whichever the online method, customer satisfaction is bound to increase without physical queueing and having to endure the elements of weather, taking time out to be physically present queueing, or sharing a tight space with noisy strangers.
In conclusion, queueing is a behavior that is not likely to go away anytime soon. Whenever demand exceeds supply and a physical presence is needed to buy something, a queue will inevitably form. If you want your product sales to be as high as possible or your event to be well received, you need to take the queuing experience seriously.
FAQs on Health Benefit of Magnetic Therapy
August 24, 2018
FAQs on Health Benefits of Magnetic Therapy
Many people today are opting for magnetic therapy instead of opting for painkillers or invasive surgeries. Today, devices magnetic support have gained immense popularity. Check out the following frequently asked questions about this alternative natural treatment to get relief from pain leading to faster healing.
1. What is the therapy all about?
Check out PIP knee support to know more. It is a type of alternative treatment using magnetic fields for treating medical conditions. A permanent magnet is brought in close contact with the human body so that the bones can heal faster and there is relief from the pain. Magnetic therapy is mostly recommended by medical practitioners as a treatment technique for back problems and joint disorders.
2. Can a magnet be used for pain relief?
In the recent times, magnets are being widely used for pain relief in different types of device such as headbands, elbow bands, bracelets and so on Magnets can create a special force known as a magnetic field. While the magnetic field of a static magnet does not change, an electromagnet can only create a magnetic field when an electrical current is passed through it.
3. How can a magnet affect the blood?
The iron present in your blood gets attracted to a magnetic field. Thereafter, there is increased movement of blood. The increased blood flow also increases the oxygen levels and carries hormone and nutrients to the tissues and organs in a more efficient manner. Finally, the natural pain-killing activity of the blood gets promoted.
4. How does a magnetic field reduce inflammation?
Your damaged cells and tissue can respond to the magnetic fields by getting the ions realigned into the proper position. Thereafter, the process of eliminating the extra fluid from these cells begins. A magnetic field can also impact your white blood cells, which surround an injury. It triggers the healing process of the cells and the regeneration of the tissues.
5. What is static magnetic therapy?
It is a form of magnetic therapy where the magnet should touch your skin in some way or the other. For instance, you could wear or use a magnetic bracelet or any other magnetized device. The product could be a special bandage with a magnet. One may even wear magnets as shoe insole. People may be also advised to sleep on specially designed mattress pads with magnets in them.
6. What is electromagnetic therapy?
If you have opted for an electromagnetic therapy, an electric charge is used to create the magnetic field.
In conclusion, magnetic therapy might not be for everyone, but if you have checked the above mentioned and want to give it a try, don’t be surprised if you see good results that usual treatments cannot achieve.
How to Remedy that Nagging Back Pain
July 11, 2018
How to Remedy that Nagging Neck and Back Pain
Today, many office workers are stationary at their desks for majority of the day. Whether it be facing the computer screen in a slouched position, over-craning their neck at their mobile phones, this is main reason for shoulder and neck aches in many people today.
If this is caused by a bad habit, reminding oneself to keep our posture straight might not be effective. Hence, we can consider doing muscle exercises to relieve those pains after we have sustained them.
For shoulder or neck pain relief, there are pain relief products that are available on the market. One such product is PIP’s health magnet series, such as the PIP Elekiban and PIP Magneloop. It’s the No. 1 in Magneto-Therapy in Japan and now they are on our Singapore shores at most healthcare retailers. Visit their site here today!
Next, this article from Genesis Orthopedics suggests 5 exercises to relieve shoulder pain.
“Arm-across-Chest Stretch – Hold your right hand out in front of you, keeping it near your waist. Reach your left hand behind your elbow, pulling your right arm to the left and across your chest. If you feel pain in your shoulder, lower your arm until the pain subsides. The goal is to be able to pull your right arm across your chest without feeling any pain. Hold for 30-60 seconds then relax and repeat with your left arm. Repeat 3-5 times.” Read more here!
Here, we can see how a simple set of exercises can help alleviate bad posture or bad habits from using computers or smart devices. The best part of this is that no gym equipment is required, and the most you will need is a wall for you to do these simple exercises. If changing an old habit is difficult for you, you can try taking on a new habit instead.
Taking on a new habit can be a simple thing if done in baby steps. This can be doing the exercises before lunch, after lunch, during the late afternoon, before leaving the office, and after dinner. If you have done so, congratulations! You have done all 5 exercises in a single day.
Next, besides exercise, AP from Home Remedies shares other treatments to your muscle aches.
“Drink 2 to 3 cups of ginger tea daily. To make the tea, simmer 1 tablespoon of thinly sliced ginger in 1½ to 2 cups of water for 10 minutes. Strain, then add honey and drink it.
You can also drink a glass of warm water mixed with 1 tablespoon of raw, unfiltered apple cider vinegar and a little honey twice daily for a week to promote quick recovery.” Read more here!
Herbal or fruit drinks can provide benefits such as anti-inflammation and pain relief if exercise is out of the question for some individuals. In fact, what we eat is closely related, if not more, to our overall health. In today’s society, the food we eat is mostly oily, fried and more processed as compared to in the past. Having such herbal or artisanal drinks not only relieves our aches but is good for our immune system as a whole.
Such a concoction is quite easy to make. In recent health trends, many people have been adding cucumber slices or fruit slices to their daily water intake. This is a good baby step that you can start with if you are not used to drinking healthy teas. Also, avoid overly heaty foods or empty calorie foods that do not benefit your health.
Lastly, we will explain why it is important you manage that muscle pain today, William C. Shiel Jr explains what the outcomes are if our shoulder or neck aches accumulate.
“The most common cause of shoulder pain and neck pain is injury to the soft tissues, including the muscles, tendons, and ligaments within these structures.
Shoulder or A-C separation: The collarbone (clavicle) and shoulder blade (scapula) are connected by ligaments. With trauma to the shoulder, these ligaments can be stretched or torn.” Read more here!
In short, there can be bad consequences if muscle strain is not attended to and we just ‘leave it aside’ to focus on our daily work. When our body nags at us and tells us that there is something not right with it, we ought to stop and listen to what it has to say. Otherwise, the consequence would need more serious intervention, be it rehabilitation or surgery. As the saying goes, ‘Man chases wealth when they are young, and chases health when he is old’. The relationship does not need to be an exclusive one when we can take care of our health and chase wealth at the same time if we set aside time for both.
In conclusion, if we are suffering from shoulder or back aches from poor body posture at work, we need to correct them or consequences will be worse in the long run. It can be from doing simple exercises or eating healthy. As long as we start our path to recover and maintain our health, we can bid these problems goodbye.
What Are The Things One Must Consider While Choosing A Home Security System
May 5, 2018
What Are The Things One Must Consider While Choosing A Home Security System?
As technology keeps breaking new milestones each day, criminals are getting increasingly sophisticated. No matter how well planned a house is, unless it has a dependable security system securing it, the house is not considered complete. Fortunately, home security solutions are now more affordable than ever. The latest intrusion detection systems come with multiple fail proof redundancies, each of which are more difficult to break than the last, thereby deterring thefts significantly. And all of this is surprisingly affordable, thanks to the heightened competition in the home security system market.
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Many home security consultants strongly advise people to consider all possible scenarios before choosing a security system, so that there are no loopholes in the one�s security setup. It is high time people realised that, even a single loophole can compromise even the most advanced of home security systems. Although most people do not consider safety hazards while choosing a security system, it is strongly recommended that they do. Aged people who might require medical assistance and kids need to be taken into the picture, while considering the pros and cons of the different security systems in the market. In this article we shall discuss, what are the things one must consider while choosing a home security system.
Factoring in home hazards and children
Surprisingly, the vast majority of home hazards occur mostly due to people ignoring the safety precautions that are to be followed while setting up the wiring and heating systems around the house. People should never compromise on safety for any reason. While this might seem unnecessary, kids must be educated about the home security system to at least some extent. If they are capable of memorising the password, then they should definitely be made to. This way, they will not be helpless during an emergency.
Factoring in the elderly
If there are elders residing in the house, then the security system should be capable to alerting them to emergency scenarios. People who are hard of hearing should be alerted through some other means such as lights, as the siren may not reach them. Also in case of any some medical emergency, they should be able to alert the emergency services without much movement. Fortunately, most home security systems nowadays come with elderly friendly features. Additionally, if there are any firearms in the house, then they should be secured by the security system in some well concealed compartment.
Tips in Studying Chemistry
April 17, 2018
Not all students like and are interested in science. Some say it is difficult. Some say it is complicated. And some say it is confusing. However, they have no choice because science will actually always be a part of their subjects in school. One branch of science that is being studied in school is chemistry; and in this article, we are going to share to you some tips on how you, students, can actually learn chemistry well.
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First off, Anne Marie Helmenstine will share to us some tips on how to learn chemistry fast.
How To Learn Chemistry Fast
Do you need to learn chemistry fast? Here is how you do it!
Plan To Learn Chemistry Fast
The first step is to determine exactly how long you have to learn chemistry. You’ll need a lot more discipline to learn chemistry in a day compared with a week or a month. Also, keep in mind you won’t have great retention if you cram chemistry in a day or a week. Ideally, you want a month or longer to master any course.
If you do end up cramming chemistry, expect to review the material if you need to apply it to a higher level chemistry course or remember it for a test further down the road.
A Word About Chemistry Lab
If you can do lab work, that’s fantastic, because the hands-on learning will reinforce the concepts. However, labs take time, so most likely you’ll miss this segment. Keep in mind labs are required for some situations. For example, you have to document lab work for AP Chemistry and many online courses. Read more here.
Doing hands-on activities is really one of the most effective ways to learn. If you yourself do the work rather than just watching demos or hearing lectures, then your learning will really be more effective. For more tips in learning chemistry, let us read Anne Marie Helmenstine’s article below.
How Do I Learn Chemistry?
How do I learn chemistry? If you have been asking yourself this question, then these tips and strategies are for you! Chemistry has a reputation as being a difficult subject to master, but there are steps you can take to improve your chances of success.
The Hype Versus Reality
You may have heard that chemistry, particularly organic chemistry, is a weed-out or flunk-out course, intended to keep students who aren’t serious about their education from going on to the next level.
That is not the case at the high school level or for college general chemistry or introductory chemistry. However, chemistry class may be the first time you’ve had to learn how to memorize or work problems. It is true that you will need to master these skills to proceed with an education in the sciences.
Organic chemistry requires much more memorization. It is considered a weed-out course for pre-med or pre-vet in the sense that you’ll need to memorize much more to be successful in those fields than you’ll encounter in organic. If you find you truly hate memorization, then those fields of study may not be for you. Read more here.
There are three main ways in learning chemistry that are given above. First is to read the text before class. Then you have to work on some problems involving chemistry; and lastly, you have to do chemistry daily. You have to apply what you have learned in your everyday activities.
If we want to more about chemistry study skills, let us read Cindy Arem’s article below. She will give us 35 more.
Chemistry Study Skills
- You must be willing to accept the academic challenge of learning chemistry. For some people it is fun and for others it is hard work, but no matter it takes time. It requires persistence, concentration, discipline, patience and lots and lots of practice.
- Know How Your Chemistry Course is Structured. Your chemistry course may include any of the five traditional branches of chemistry or a combination of 2 or more fields of chemistry:
- inorganic chemistry studies the structure & chemical reactions of substances composed of any of the known elements, except carbon containing substances.
- organic chemistry studies of the compounds of carbon.
- physical chemistry or theoretical chemistry applies the application of theories and mathematical methods to the solution of chemical problems. Read more here.
Those tips would help you a lot throughout your study in chemistry. They will help you especially if you are about to have an examination. There are tips on how you could effectively review loads of topics. Studying chemistry will really require you a lot of effort, but what you have learned will help you after all. Chemistry is an important part of science and the world around us that is why we should take time to study it.
Why Is Remote Surveillance Monitoring So Important?
April 8, 2018
It is your responsibility to safeguard your business. Just locking the windows and doors of your office premises is not sufficient. Contemplate making an investment in a good security camera system so that your business can be monitored well. Remote surveillance helps entrepreneurs to monitor their employees and businesses even while they are far off from their premises. With the advancement in technology, monitoring your business from a remote place is so simple. The task can be accomplished be installing security camera systems and getting them connected to the net. It will save your money and time to a great extent as the costs of traveling go down. Read on to know the most important benefits of remote surveillance monitoring.
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1. Your business can be remotely monitored
You can monitor all critical areas of your business continuously and easily. It can be accomplished from any device that you choose, at any time and from any place, even while you are away on a holiday. A person who is authorized can access such security camera system via their tablets, phone, or computer through the net.
2. Your business can be protected
Contrary to security guards who are likely to doze off to sleep at odd hours, security cameras do not sleep. Nor do they take any kind of breaks. When you install security cameras in your office premises, your security personnel and you can monitor the office premises thoroughly. The recorded clips can then be utilized to pursue legal suits to prosecute the burglars and thieves. These systems also help in decreasing vandalism and theft since people will have apprehensions of being recorded.
3. Such systems are less expensive
Remote surveillance is less costly as compared to recruiting guards on the site who have to be paid monthly salaries. You need to bear only the installation costs. The maintenance costs are very low in the case of a security camera system.
4. Improve productivity of business
It has been observed that employees have a tendency to work more while they are under surveillance. You will find that they are working up to their maximum potential and maintaining a good behavior while being monitored. Employees are also motivated as they feel safer in their workplace. Thus, a security camera system is an excellent management tool.
5. To maintain storage in digital form
A robust security system can record all the business proceedings even during the unofficial hours. This archived footage may be then used for supporting claims made by customers, employees or other stakeholders.
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Useful tips on how to succeed in chemistry from A level tuition experts
October 13, 2017
Chemistry is a science course, which involves the use and study of chemicals which can be in 3 forms which are GASES, SOLIDS, AND LIQUID. We use chemistry in our daily lives.
When cooking we make use of chemistry ideas
When washing we make use of chemistry ideas
By breathing, we are using chemistry concept
This list can run endlessly.
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So you can now see how important chemistry is. Studying chemistry needs time because chemistry is a broad course which requires attention and submission. Here we have some ten useful tips on how to succeed in chemistry from our experts who’s had a pretty much experience in the field. Here is a list of keys to follow.
* Make a decision
* Set a goal
* Get a comfortable study routine
* Repeat the study method till you are used to it
* Remain focused
* Use all resources you have got
* Study according to your syllabus
* Solve past questions
* Organize question and answer competitions
* Teach chemistry
Make a decision
Without making up your mind on something you will like to engage in, you may never get it right. Chemistry is one course which needs decision making. However, deciding to study chemistry, your mind would have been programmed to face any challenges that come your way while studying the course.
Set a goal
Goal setting is all about giving yourself targets. It is about telling yourself what you should achieve within a given time. Against all the odds and circumstances, you should reach the objective you have set.
For example, you might have a difficult time knowing the periodic table and how they are arranged from hydrogen to calcium. You could give yourself the task of mastering the table before the next chemistry class. With this, you will archive your goal.
Get a comfortable study routine
You should pay attention to yourself and discover what works for you. Studying while listening to music may work for boy A, but it may not work for boy B. Know the best time and the best place your body assimilates and make sure you always yield to it.
Repeat the study routine
Here there is nothing much to emphasize on. Always repeat your study routine and make your mind get used to it
No matter what, you should always stay focused. Destructions will come for sure. Eg football playing, movies, opposite sex and on. Let your mind know that there is time for everything. NEVER compromise your study time no matter what. With this mindset, you will remain focused.
Use all resources you have got
Use everything at your disposal to study. Use a broad range of books, dont stick to only one author, use different authors, by doing that you are widening your mind. Use the internet; you will find many useful contents on chemistry on the net.
Study according to your syllabus
By studying according to your curriculum, you would rest assured that your exams will be all about what you have studied. Studying outside the program is good too because it widens your knowledge. However, make sure you study within your syllabus first before studying outside it.
Solve past questions
The significance of previous issues cannot be overemphasized. Examiners tend to repeat past issues, though not directly but indirectly. So if you have been solving past problems, you are only one step away to get an A.
Organize competition among your friends( ask questions and answer questions)
This idea is coming directly from the desk of A level chemistry tuition experts. It has been proven to be effective. After studying, gather your friend who does chemistry too and organizes a question and answer competition. By this, you would increase your knowledge.
By teaching chemistry, you will have a full level of confidence. When you teach chemistry, you will be faced with questions you are not familiar with, and this will prompt you to study more and increase your knowledge.
How to Select a Corporate Health Insurance Policy for your Employees
August 23, 2017
The adage Health is wealth is perfect in emphasising the necessity for a comprehensive and effective health insurance policy for your employees. Owing to improvements in the health of a workforce, productivity increases significantly. The consequence of better productivity is higher revenue or wealth for your company. Additionally, improved health and better productivity lead to a boost in the happiness of your workers.
Corporate health insurance is an integral part of the wide variety of schemes provided by corporate insurance companies in Singapore. A person joining a company looks at not only the salary offered but also the availability of an excellent health insurance package. Given the importance of picking the right health insurance package, it is essential to dedicate a sufficient amount of time and energy in choosing the health insurance scheme that is suited best for your employees.
What are the main factors that influence the decision-making process while selecting the right health insurance company? The rest of this article will describe these factors in detail.
Choose a reputed company
When it comes to choosing an insurance company to provide you with a corporate health insurance plan, choose a company with an established presence in Singapore. Conduct research into not only the claim settling capabilities but also the quality of service of your insurance company. A few examples of the top insurance companies in Singapore are listed below.
Zurich Life Insurance
Great Eastern Life
Do not choose low-cost plans
Despite the fact that human beings have a proclivity to choose a less expensive option, a corporate health insurance plan does not follow this principle. Often, a low-cost plan scheme has a lower coverage and a larger number of exclusions. The effectiveness of such plans reduces drastically.
Look carefully at the features of the policy
Selecting the right health insurance policy for your employees can be quite a tedious and time-consuming task. As a result, many companies do not check whether the features of the plan are suited to their requirements.
A good example of an area that can be overlooked while choosing a plan is the coverage type the plan. The most commonly available types of coverage are the international option and the local option. Employees who travel internationally should have an international coverage and employees who work locally should have a local coverage. Often, owing to the need to take decisions quickly, many companies choose the wrong type of coverage for their workers. As a consequence, the effectiveness of the health insurance scheme reduces significantly.
Another feature that can be overlooked is the eligibility criteria of the policy. A health insurance plan is ineffective if your employee is not eligible for the scheme.
Choose a plan that can be customised to the requirements of your employees
Different people face different types of health risks. For example, the risk of chronic disease is much higher at the age of fifty-five than at the age of twenty-five. Certain professions involve a higher element of physical danger. Any strategy of selecting the best health insurance policy for your employees involves checking the individual health issues of each employee. A few of the common features of corporate health insurance schemes are listed below.
Group maternity insurance for women when they are pregnant and after childbirth.
Overseas insurance coverage for people who travel abroad on work assignments.
An option to transfer the health insurance policy to a new employer.
A wellness program that involves regular health check ups
Finally, it is important to interact with your employees to find out what type of plan suits them the best. Employee involvement in health insurance plan selection leads to a greater interest among employees in maximising the benefits of the plan.
When Can A Claim Be Filed For Workers Compensation?
June 26, 2017
An employee can file a work injury compensation claim when he or she is injured while on the job. Alternatively, they can also file a claim if they develop a disease, which is related to their work. The timing is important as any delay in filing such a claim after the employee succumbs to injuries or falls sick could be a disadvantage as the insurer for workers’ compensation may even deny the disburse the compensation benefits. In fact, when a significant time gap occurs between when the injury occurred and the reporting of the incident, the said insurer may raise red flags and suspect that the benefit claim may be illegitimate.
What happens when an injury or illness develops over a period of time?
Matter can be complicated when an employee has an injury or illness that develops gradually over a period of time. In such cases there is only a finite time left when 1) you should have been aware or knew that it was a work-related injury and 2) You had taken leave since you succumbed to an injury or went to consult a physician for the injury.
Workers’ compensation process
The initiation of the compensation process happens with sending a notification to your employer about your work-related illness or injury. Moreover, a majority of the states will require the said employee to file a formal claim for workers’ compensation. Your employer should be notified of your illness or injury as soon as possible. The notification should include details such as the place, time and the date of the injury and information on how you succumbed to such an injury. If you wish, you can also include a list f all those witnesses, especially when the injury occurred due to an accident in the workplace.
Generally, an insurer may ask the affected employee or worker to sign the medical authorizations, which will allow the insurer to get in touch with the health care providers of the employer directly to obtain the bills and the medical records of the employees.
However, the employee is not under any type of legal obligation to sign such authorizations. However, if the employee is injured and is filing a work injury insurance compensation claim, is under the obligation to share the medical bills and other records that are relevant to the accident in the workplace.
But, many insurers do not believe the injured workers. Rather they prefer to get those medical records on their own. Employees should give medical authorizations since insurers then get a chance to invade their privacy.
Do You Require A Workers’ Compensation Lawyer?
June 24, 2017
Have you differed injuries at your workplace and are contemplating whether to hire the services of a workers’ compensation lawyer or not? The answer to this question depends on how severe your injury is and the complexity of the case.
Situations where you can do a self-representation
Typically, you should be able to represent your own case when the following points hold true:
- You missed no work or only a little work after succumbing to your injuries.
- You met only a minor injury at your workplace like a cut that required some stitches or twisted your ankle.
- You do not suffer from any type of pre-existing condition.
- The injury took place at the workplace as per your employer’s admission.
Situations where you may need a lawyer
When you find that your case is appearing complex, it is better to hire a lawyer. Here are some of those situations where you can contact a lawyer to represent you.
Your claim is denied by the employer or there is a delay in getting your benefits
Workers’ compensation insurers and employers may often reject an employee’s work injury insurance claims. They are confident that a majority of the employees will not take the pain to appeal. In fact, a whopping 80 percent of the employees who get injured at workplace just accept the denial of claims made by them without making an effort to appeal further. There is no upfront cost to hire a workers’ compensation lawyer. Moreover, you can have the best opportunity to get a fair settlement of your compensation claim for the injuries.
The settlement offer made by your employer did not cover your entire medical bills or lost wages.
In case you are uncertain that the offer of your settlement is not adequate, you should not only depend on the judge to ensure that you get a fair deal. You must consult an experienced attorney so that he if she can help you to get the best possible claim settlement for you.
Certain medical problems bar you from continuing either your previous job or even continuing with work at all.
When you have suffered a permanent total disability or partial disability, there could be an entitlement of a weekly payment for your lifetime or a lump sum payment as a compensation for the wages lost by your disability. Now, cases like these can be exorbitant for the insurers. So, they may try their best to avoid paying what the concerned employee deserves. An experienced workers’ compensation lawyer is necessary in cases like these that involve permanent illness or injuries.
What Should Owners of Small Businesses Know About Local Workers’ Compensation Laws?
June 22, 2017
As far as an owner of a small business is concerned, there could be several queries with respect to work injury compensation insurance. If you run a small business too, check out some of the important facts you should know about workers’ compensation.
Keep in mind the number of workers you have on your payroll
There are many states where the employers are exempted from work injury compensation insurance if the number of employees is five or less than that. So, in case you have less than 5 employees, you may not have to carry this insurance. But, even though it may not be mandatory in your case, you may still want to have it for the benefit of your business and employees.
You need to see how your employees are classified on the payroll
This means, all your employees may not be covered under your workers’ compensation program if you are running a small business. Usually, you should ensure the coverage of your full-time employees only. Very often, interns, contractors, and part-time employees are exempted from this kind of coverage.
In case, work injury compensation is a requirement, ensure that the law is followed.
Though workers’ compensation may be a requirement in many states, the specifications of the law may differ from state to state. While in some States it is a part of the state-run initiative, in others, the program is run by private insurers. But if you are uncertain how it works in your state, it is better to get in touch with an insurance agent in your locality.
Have you hired your family members as employees?
There are some states where family members can be exempted from the Workers’ Compensation Insurance program of a business owner, though not always. Although it is easy to overlook that even your close family members such as a daughter, a brother or a spouse can be your employees technically, there are many cases where the law may treat them so as far as the scope of this insurance is concerned. So, you need to make sure where your state stands on this issue.
Workers’ compensation insurance is good for you and your insurance
The coverage protects your workers from health expenses that are incurred due to job-related injuries. However, workers’ compensation for small business also protects a business from lawsuits related to costs that are covered under this program.
Benefits Of Medical Insurance
May 24, 2017
Commercial insurance covers your medical and surgical expenses that would be financially a big blow to the majority of employees in any company. Illnesses and accidents do no happen with prior notice. They happen when you least expect it. To curb those unpleasant situations where mental, as well as monetary strain, is undergone by an individual, commercial insurance provides financial support.
Commercial insurance is not a compulsory benefit that one has to take up. But it sure does justice the term ‘benefits’ as there are many for a non-residential employee apply for foreign workers medical insurance .
1)Care provided outside of the hospital is called outpatient care. In this case, you don’t have to be admitted in order to receive treatment. The doctor recommends treatment based on the assessment that he conducts. There are various guidelines that he is to follow before declaring ‘outpatient care’
2)Transportation, in the case of emergencies, is covered by the medical insurance provided to the employee. The use of an ambulance is chargeable to the employer who has insured his employee under the foreign workers medical insurance.
3)Expenses like medication costs, medical report charges, treatment fees, medical consultation charges, surgery, ward fees and artificial limbs are incurred by the commercial insurance. Medical leaves are also compensated for. When the employee receives a doctor-granted medical certificate or hospital advised leave, the employee cannot be forced to work against his will.
4)Laboratory tests and medication for on-going treatment even after a surgery is undertaken by the insurance. Counseling, vaccinations, and therapy (if recommended by the doctors based on their assessment) are to be covered by the insurance.
5) In the case of fatal incidents like permanent disability caused due to an accident or chronic condition, speech therapy, occupational and physical therapy, rehabilitation and other such treatments are to be provided. The family is provided assistance with a lump sum amount as compensation to continue the treatment of the insured. If devices like artificial limbs or health monitors are necessary for the treatment of the insured, it has to be provided under the insurance. In the case of death, lump sum compensation is provided to the family or dependant to help them cope with the financial losses that they incur as their monetary needs are no longer provided for.
The benefits give a better sense of the importance of medical insurance and how a small amount of investment on a monthly basis can be useful in the long term.
What should your Foreign Worker Insurance policy cover?
March 29, 2017
What is the foreign workers insurance?
An insurance is an arrangement by which a company or may be the state ensure to give some kind of compensation in case of any kind of losses or damage or even in case of death. Foreign workers insurance is a type of insurance that covers individuals who go out of their native lands to work in a foreign country, against any medical injuries. Any individual who works in a foreign land for any tenure is liable to get this insurance. Any individual who travels out of their country is covered under this insurance to be compensated for any injuries that happen to them while they are on-the-job.
Even employees who come to a foreign land for a temporary stay get paid under the foreign workers insurance. The tenure for which an employee will be covered differs from one country to another. The question is why do an employee need such a policy? There are several reasons: firstly, an employee may have to stay in a foreign beyond a period that is permissible by law and during this stay he or she may be exposed to different kinds of hazards. Secondly, the employee may extract some local disease or infection. Thirdly, the employee may be injured due to some accident in the work place. To cover all these scenarios, a foreign workers medical insurance is needed.
Coverage scope of foreign workers medical insurance:
All those employees who are working in an office far away from their native place should know what all claims are covered under the foreign workers insurance. The coverage includes:
Hospital room charges: in case of hospitalization, the insurance will cover the cost of your hospital room charges to a certain limit fixed by the state.
Intensive or critical unit charges: in case you meet with an accident and is put in an intensive care unit, the insurance will cover the cost incurred.
Surgery charges: in case you have to undergo any surgery due to any accident or injury, the insurance will cover the cost.
Miscellaneous hospital expense: during your stay in the hospitals all the miscellaneous expenses like medicines, dressing, therapy chargesâall this is covered under this insurance.
Pre and post hospitalization charges: any kind of expense incurred for investigation and diagnosis pre and post hospitalization is covered by this insurance.
Hence the foreign workers medical insurance covers a lot of your medical expenses in case of any illness or injury.
The Big Risks in Business for Which You Need Public Liability Insurance
March 27, 2017
An owner of a business or the business itself can be exposed to certain risks when their equipment, sites or activities cause either property damage or personal injury to the members of the general public. This is known as the public liability for the business.
The size of the business is not important as even a small business can bear risks due to some damage caused to its customers. There are various instances when other organizations may not like to work with you if you have not purchased public liability insurance in Singapore. Even medium-sized and small businesses that are interacting with the public may get exposed to such risks due to small accidents while they are into their daily business activities. For instance, the builder leaving a heater accidentally on and that leads to a fire break-out at the client premises. Another example can be the leakage of a water pipe that stops all work in an office for several days. While these incidents may appear to be small, but there could be severe consequences for the customers. The latter could even proceed to take legal actions against the business that supplied the services or the goods.
What should be covered?
There are typically two terms associated with the Public Liability Insurance. They are “property damage” and “personal injury”. Personal injury is a broad term and its scope may also include defamation and mental injury. On the other hand, property damage may also constitute of loss of the use of a property though it has not got damaged. The PL insurance should typically cover the following.
ï·Property damage in the control, custody or care of the insured.
ï·Liabilities that are assumed as per the agreement
ï·When there is an occurrence of a personal injury or property damage due to the design error of the suppliers.
ï·When leased properties get damaged.
ï·Exporting products for locations where an insured person does not have any kind of physical presence.
ï·Use, operation, maintenance or ownership of watercraft.
ï·When pollutants get discharged accidentally or all of a sudden.
ï·Repair and service of the motor vehicles.
Apart from the points mentioned above, there could be other factors too. Moreover, the policy should also cover the expenses for defending the above-mentioned claims in a court and also for negotiations and investigations to this effect.
Whom can the policy protect?
ï·The policy should protect subsidiaries
ï·Sporting or social clubs created with the consent of the insured.
ï·Businesses or people to whom a promise has been made by the insured to arrange coverage
ï·Shareholders, partners, employees or directors of the insured.
How to Buy Coverage for Your House?
March 25, 2017
When you want to protect your house and its content as well as indirectly want to safeguard other assets during disasters like accidents, thefts and fire, homeowners’ insurance is a great option.
But it is interesting to know that a standard homeowners coverage may not cover damages caused by an earthquake or a flood and may need extra coverage. A standard homeowners’ coverage may also provide protection for your possessions from the above-mentioned disasters and against theft. However, never think that your standard policy is like a blank check. There is, after all, a restriction on the amount of compensation you will get. When you possess specific belongings of some value like artwork or jewelry, my out can pay some extra amount every year to get them insured for clawing their entire replacement value.
Moreover, if someone is visiting your property and slips down thereby spraining his or her ankle, the person might sue you to recover his medical expenses. Homeowners’ policy can cover your liabilities in situations like these. Such policies may not be mandatory by law, similar to vehicle insurance. However, your mortgage company may typically need you to buy a policy prior to sanctioning your loan.
What should be your coverage requirement?
The home insurance you are going for should be adequate coverage for rebuilding and furnishing your house from the scratch to its completion. You can consult a home builder and request them to inspect your home and provide a rough estimate on the amount it will take for rebuilding it. You should also remember to bring to their attention any expensive or unique details that may be also included in the cost of replacement.
After you have ascertained your home’s replacement cost, you need to also find out the type of policy you will need. Here are a few important terms to help you out.
Inflation guard or guarantee
It is a feature to ensure that the insured value of your home stays at par with the market.
Extended replacement coverage
Many insurance companies provide coverage, which limits the eventual payout at approximately 125 percent of the insured value of your home.
Coverage of guaranteed replacement cost
It signifies that an insurer is liable to pay for rebuilding your house irrespective of the cost. However, such coverage is not easily available these days.
In case you are privy to a good appraisal, a guarantee for inflation as well as extended replacement coverage, you are getting a good deal. This appraisal can offer a figure that is reliable while the inflation guarantee ensures that the price of your home stays current. You may also opt for flood insurance when you reside in a high-risk locality.
Contact Allegiance for any queries related to levy Bond or insurance related services.
164. Low Maintenance Types of Upholstery
March 9, 2017
Low Maintenance Types of Upholstery
The whole look of the furniture in any room depends mostly on the upholstery that is used on it. Choosing the kind of upholstery that is most suited to ones needs can sometime be a mammoth task as there are many varieties of colours and textures to choose from. One of the major criteria that come into play while choosing upholstery is easy maintenance. Here are a few types of low maintenance upholstery Singapore.
Natural fibres are made from natural origin such as wool, jute, cotton, flax, etc. These fibres are anti-allergenic, friendly to the environment and can also breathe easily.
Cotton is soft and breathable material, it is also durable, easy to clean and comfortable. As the price is also not very high it is a very economical type of upholstery. Cotton blends can also be used to increase strength and durability of the fabric as well as to add texture to it.
Linen is another natural fibre that is usually used for upholstery and is a great choice for the living room. It is elegant, unpretentious and most importantly it is resistant to pilling and soiling.
Wool upholstery is the most versatile as they can vary in texture and pattern. It is a very sturdy and durable kind of fabric. Along with this, wool has very good resistance to fading, wrinkling, pilling and soiling. Wool is easy to clean and maintain and remains as beautiful as the first day for many years.
Synthetic fibres are more resistant to fading and staining than natural ones. Thus a blend between a natural fibre and synthetic one are most commonly used.
Acrylic fibres are soft and warm; they are usually very light but have a high resistance to wearing, wrinkling, fading and soiling. They retain their colour even if kept in the sun for a long time.
Nylon is one of the strongest fibres, when blending nylon with other fabrics increases its durability, stain resistance and reduces wrinkling.
Polyester like nylon is most commonly used as a blend. It is durable and strong and is resistant to exposure to sunlight.
Suede and leather may not technically be fabric but are increasingly being used in furniture. The major advantages of leather are that it is soft to touch, durable, can come in a variety of textures, and is very easy to maintain as it is stain resistant.
Candidate Profile – Jon Golnik
February 14, 2017
First I want to apologize for the recent issues that we have had with regards to format errors, etc. You will notice that we have gone back to our old newsletter format in an attempt to address this for the time being.
That aside, the time is now upon us to get involved as best we can individually to collectively secure the future for those we hold most dear, our children and their future posterity.
I am sure you are all very much aware of the fact that the November elections are rapidly approaching. As we get closer and closer to November 2nd, I will be highlighting the efforts and positions of certain candidates who need our support so they can go to Washington and enact the change that we demand!
Today’s candidate is a man who I have had the chance to meet and speak with personally on numerous occasions. He is a man of conviction and a man who understands the responsibility of the task he will be charged with should we be fortunate enough to have him represent us.
Jon Golnik is not a career politician. As someone with a strong and diverse background, Jon will bring an innovative and refreshing approach to the challenges we face. His worries are your worries; he is your neighbor, your child’s sports coach and your friend.
I recently asked Jon why he decided to enter this particular race at this particular time. I will let Jon’s word’s speak for themselves:
“After the 2008 election I looked at my two children and simultaneously seeing what was going on in Washington with this new administration; the ongoing nationalization of private companies, the take over of the banking industry and the intrusion by the federal government into every aspect of our lives.
I looked at my elected congresswoman and saw a blind obedience to partisan party leadership who admitted to not reading legislation that would forever change healthcare, and a myriad of other bills with the goal, intentional or otherwise, of reshaping the country that I love. I said enough is enough.
We were raised in a country in which hard work and effort created success, and I want my children and yours to have the same opportunities we have had. For my children, for your children, and for the sake of America as we know it, I opted to stand up and be counted. My goal, if honored with the people’s vote and support, is to leave this country a better place for our children and grandchildren.”
That said it all for me. Please join Jon in creating a new type of elected leader. Please visit his website at http://www.jongolnik.com/ to learn more about his candidacy, his positions, and ways that you can help Jon Golnik win the Massachusetts 5th Congressional district seat on November 2nd!
February 14, 2017
If I ever get in a jam, I ask for no special treatment. Just treat me like a Democrat, like the wrinkly wife of a moonbat congressman who worships the ground Nancy Pelosi and her Botox walk on.
Treat me like Patrice Eremian Chew Tierney, aka Mrs. John Tierney. Gets indicted for laundering millions in ill-gotten gains for her brother, a fugitive gangster, and when she gets caught, she tells the judge she’s depressed and gets fined $2,500.
Think about it – a working man in Reading was just hit with a $2,000 fine for the crime of having no dough to buy himself and his family some RomneyCare health insurance he didn’t need. Now that’s a serious offense.
Two months ago, Christy Mihos was caught using his own personal funds in his campaign for governor, as well as filing late reports. The fine: $70,000.
Question: what’s the big difference between Mrs. Tierney and Mihos?
Mrs. Tierney is a Democrat. Thus, when she launders $8 million in ill-gotten gains, a criminal offense (at least if you’re a Republican), her penalty is a paltry $2,500 fine (plus those hefty $400 court costs). Nothing to see here folks, move along.
And what does John Tierney say on behalf of his felon wife?
“Today’s not about me.”
Or, as Richard Nixon put it, “I am not a crook.”
I’m reading the federal indictment of the Eremian gang last summer, and there’s a list of wire transfers Eremian, the Armenian Whitey Bulger, made to his sister/laundress:
•9/21/05, $20,000. Payee: P.T.
•1/27/10, $26,500. Payee: P.T.
“I was not involved,” the congressman claimed. “It had nothing to do with me.”
They must be the only married couple in the world that never talks about money, especially big chunks of it.
This is from the feds on Page 7 of the Eremian mob’s indictment: “Approximately $8 million was laundered through these U.S. bank accounts.”
Nice district, the 6th. The previous Democrat congressman was Nicky Mavroules, Nicky Pockets. He ran his office as a racketeering enterprise – that was the first line in his indictment. He used his son-in-law as his bagman, and they used a code in which a $5,000 bribe was “five bottles of wine.”
What a piker Pockets was. Patrice laundered 8,000 bottles of wine for the Mob.
Henceforward, John Tierney is known as “Johnny Pockets.” When the words “Nicky Pockets” and “racketeering” began to be used in the same sentence back in 1992, the voters threw Mavroules under the bus. Let’s see if they can do the right thing 25 days from now.
The Markey/Madoff Connection
February 14, 2017
Remember that “Cauldron of Corruption” I was talking about the other day? Well after going through the records provided by Markey’s opponent, Dr. Gerry Dembrowski in a bit more detail, it appears that Ed Markey received approximately $30,000 in campaign contributions from the one and only Bernie Madoff and various members of his family.
Take a look at the list below and you can see the details for yourself. Each line represents a donation that was made to Ed Markey.
I for one would like to know if Mr. Markey donated these contributions or did he turn a blind eye to the corruption because it once again served his own interests?
The Phantom Menace and the Cauldron of Corruption
February 4, 2017
OUR WARS : EPISODE 1 : THE PHANTOM MENACE
“Currently in a Democracy very very near….”
“EPISODE 1 THE PHANTOM MENACE”
“Turmoil has engulfed the Republic.
For example, Ed Markey currently chairs the Energy and Commerce committee. A closer look into his donations by the related industries leads one to seriously question whether or not Ed Markey is influenced to pass certain bills and set aside particular earmarks. At minimum, there is a clear and undeniable conflict of interest.
Here are just a few examples that can’t help but make one wonder whether or not Markey is a key component of the “pay to play” schemes that we all fear are happening in Washington.
Raytheon received a $4M appropriation thanks to Ed Markey. Ed Markey in turn received thousands in campaign contributions from Raytheon and its executives.
January 14, 2017
Jerusalem: What’s the Struggle About?” With Dr. Mordechai Kedar
Christians and Jews United for Israel (CJUI)is honored to present Dr. Mordechai Kedar, the distinguished Israeli scholar of Arabic and Islamic history and culture, on Sunday, January 16 at 7 pm at Temple Emeth in Chestnut Hill. His topic will be “Jerusalem: What’s the Struggle About?”
Dr. Kedar, who received his Ph.D from Bar-Il an University, is a lecturer at the Department of Arabic Studies and a research associate at the Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies, Bar-IlanUniveristy.
Dr. Kedar, an expert on Islam, Islamic radicalism, the political discourse of Arab countries, and the Arabic press and mass media, served for 25 years in IDF Military Intelligence.
Dr. Kedar gained fame-and notoriety-with his 2008 interview on Al-Jazeera in Arabic with a Palestinian Islamist moderator, challenging the moderator’s assertions on Jerusalem. The interview can be seen on YouTube.
There will be a suggested donation of $10 per person for this event. Light refreshments will be served.