About the Author

Rebecca Shafer

AUTHOR Rebecca Shafer is an attorney and risk consultant who is an acknowledged thought leader in the cost containment niche. She has collaborated with companies — large and small — to help them significantly reduce their workers’ comp costs by as much as 20 percent to 50 percent. As the litigation manager of a Fortune 500 company with 89 operating units in the U.S. and Europe, Shafer cut workers’ comp costs in half.

Shafer’s passion is helping companies to improve communications with employees. She also dedicates her time to pinpointing the exact cost drivers that impact workers’ compensation programs and finding solutions for integrating claims administration more effectively with internal operations.

Shafer created specialized, highly successful cost containment practices for global insurance brokers Marsh and Aon. She also managed workers’ comp client cost reduction consulting practices for both. As CEO of Aon Management Institute, Shafer developed a CEU-certified training facility named Comp Camp®, where she trained employers from as far away as China. Shafer also developed the Workers Comp Tool Kit®, a patented process that identifies and implements workers’ comp best practices simultaneously in multi-divisional organizations.

Shafer’s work with employers has involved touring and learning about the operations of many facility types. Because of her field experience, she incorporates deep knowledge of manufacturing, distribution, printing/publishing, pharmaceutical, transportation, retail, food service, volunteer, and many other industries into her risk management expertise.

She has worked with well-known industry leaders, such as The NY Times, OfficeMax, First Group America, Wyeth, USAir and Universal Orlando. Shafer is licensed to practice law in CT and NH, and her law firm experience includes insurance defense.

She serves on the LexisNexis Executive Committee and the National Workers’ Compensation & Disability Conference Committee, and is also a frequent writer and speaker.

Shafer's articles can be found at www.WCManual.com and www.ReduceYourWorkersComp.com

Ms. Shafer can be reached at 860-553-6604 or RShafer@ReduceYourWorkersComp.com