HARTFORD, CT--(Marketwire - February 22, 2011) -  Rebecca A. Shafer, president of Amaxx Risk Solutions, has been named by LexisNexis as one of its Workers' Compensation Notable People for 2010.

"These exceptional people have worked tirelessly on behalf of their clients and have made significant contributions this past year to the workers' compensation system and/or the workplace," according to the LexisNexis Workers' Compensation Law Community, which sponsors the awards for Workers' Compensation Notable People for 2010. Read the full announcement here.

Shafer, JD, "looks beyond her peers in how companies can reduce workers' compensation costs," LexisNexis said. She was one of just two selected in the Vendors category. She provides free cost containment information and resources on her website www.LowerWC.com to help employers use cost containment techniques at their businesses.

She patented the Workers' Comp Kit, a web-based tool kit (http://www.WorkersCompKit.com) that helps employers cut workers' compensation costs by 20 percent to 40 percent. Brokers and insurance companies customize the service with their own brand.

An industry leader for 25 years, Shafer invented this web-based application for workers' compensation scoring, benchmarking and improvement. The online system contains a best-practices scoring system that measures employers' business practice proficiency in workers' comp cost containment, much like a credit score, LexisNexis said.

Employers obtain their patented National Workers' Compensation Management Score®, which provides a numerical index of how well they are managing their workers' compensation program based on 87 best practices. It is a predictive indicator of workers' comp management success when analyzing all key cost drivers that can be used proactively by an employer or by insurers to establish a threshold risk profile for premium calculations, LexisNexis said.

Shafer's 2010 book, "Manage Your Workers Compensation," based on extensive field research, provides the most up-to-date information to employers. Her blog, at http://blog.reduceyourworkerscomp.com, was named one of LexisNexis' top 25 workers' comp blogs for 2009.

The recipients of the 2010 awards were selected by LexisNexis with feedback from various organizations and experts in the field, including the Workers Injury Law & Advocacy Group (WILG), the National Workers' Compensation Defense Network (NWCDN), the Work Comp Analysis Group on LinkedIn, and selected members of the Larson's National Workers' Compensation Advisory Board.

Contact Information:

Henry Stimpson
Stimpson Communications

Rebecca Shafer