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Tri-State Shipping employs 45 workers. They ship commodities across the country. Until rec

Tri-State Shipping employs 45 workers. They ship commodities across the country. Until recently, they had only legally required benefits, but business has become very profitable and they can now offer their employees more benefits.

 

The average age of their employees is 50. Most employees have been there for more than 20 years, and the company prides itself on keeping workers. The majority of the jobs require heavy lifting or the operation of heavy equipment for loading and unloading trucks, trains, etc. Their workers' compensation tax has been running about 5% per year. They are in one of the lowest workers' compensation tax rate states, but TSS has had a lot of injuries. The lifting required and type of equipment used tends to result in a lot of sprained backs, mashed fingers, or bruised muscles. When workers are injured, they tend to heal quickly and return to work quickly.

 

Despite its reputation for keeping workers, the dock supervisor recently fired a 21-year old employee who had been with TSS for 12 months. Even though everyone liked him, the young man just couldn't learn his job.

 

60) Refer to Additional Case 12.2. Tri-State Shipping's workers' compensation tax rate is:

A) average for U.S. companies.

B) five times the U.S. average.

C) half of the U.S. average.

D) twice the U.S. average.

61) Refer to Additional Case 12.2. Tri-State Shipping's workers' compensation tax rate is probably mostly influenced by their:

A) experience rating.

B) workers' average age.

C) health insurance benefits.

D) probability of injury.

62) Refer to Additional Case 12.2. Which of the following would be the best way to lower the firm's workers' compensation costs?

A) Auditing all employee claims

B) Mandating employee drug tests

C) Placing injured workers on modified duty

D) Emphasizing safe working procedures

63) Refer to Additional Case 12.2. The young man who was fired is most likely:

A) eligible for workers' compensation.

B) not eligible for unemployment insurance benefits.

C) not covered by ERISA because of his age.

D) eligible for unemployment insurance benefits.

64) To be eligible for Social Security, a person must have worked 40 quarter-year periods (10 years total employment) and must have earned a minimum of $1,120 per quarter.

65) Employees receive full Social Security benefits at the age of 62.

66) Cheyanne is a recent widow. She is the mother of a 19-year-old daughter and the care-provider of her mother-in-law who is 60 years old. Cheyanne is eligible for survivor benefits.

67) Workers' compensation covers medical care and rehabilitation costs but not income replacement, since that falls under Social Security benefits.

68) The rates that employers pay for workers' compensation are based on: the severity of injuries sustained by the company's workforce, the risk of injury to employees, and the benefit level provided for specific injuries.

69) Unemployment insurance is administered under the Social Security Act of 1935.

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