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WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. -- The WorkSafe System by Safety Management Corp. and Integrated Corporate Solutions Inc. is being made available through the IBM Software Vendor Marketing Partnership program.

This one-stop shop on the Internet provides tools for small and growing businesses to implement environmental, health and safety programs that meet most government regulatory requirements without a large investment in technology and people, IBM said in a release.

The WorkSafe System is an interactive way to implement environmental, health and safety programs based on Safety Management's WorkSafe and EnviroSafe programs. Businesses need only have PC access to the Internet and a Web browser to use the programs.

The WorkSafe System is hosted on IBM servers in a secure IBM Global Network data center, where information put into the WorkSafe System is maintained. Additionally, The WorkSafe System includes a library of regularly updated Internet links and a hot line for environmental, health and safety application and technical support.

Businesses may subscribe to The WorkSafe System via the Internet at, or by calling 888-657-2537.

For information, contact Tom Baddeley, business unit executive-small and medium business division for IBM, 816-556-6544.

High-tech program

LAKE ST. LOUIS, Mo. -- Stuckey & Co. is offering a new insurance program, "insurance for the information age," which is financially accessible to both large and small information providers.

SafetyTek professional liability can be obtained for as little as $1,000 for a $1 million coverage limit with a $1,000 deductible.

Eligible SafetyTek accounts include Internet service providers, software companies, electronic bulletin board systems, computer and Internet consultants, computer security firms, computer repair companies, technical support businesses and virtual corporations.

The professional liability product can cover a broad array of exposures resulting from negligent acts, errors or omissions on the part of computer and technology professionals. SafetyTek also provides optional coverage for copyright infringement and computer viruses.

Coverage is available nationwide through CIGNA Corp. Stuckey & Co. prefers to write SafetyTek packages, but it can sell monoline coverage.

For information, contact Dwight Stuckey, vp-technology for Stuckey & Co., 800-873-0228.

Bill review

WEST HARTFORD, Conn. -- BerkleyCare, a managed care and medical cost containment company in the workers compensation and insurance services industry, now offers bill review services in most states through its new VERIF-EYE service.

VERIF-EYE combines technology with the clinical expertise of BerkleyCare and its network of specialists in occupational injuries and diseases. The service helps cut down the waste and unnecessary costs of inaccurate workers comp medical bills, BerkleyCare said in a release. It targets inappropriate charges, such as duplicate billing, unbundling of charges to increase the overall cost, inconsistencies in diagnosis and treatment, unrelated charges from injuries or illnesses not covered by workers comp, and inflated fees.

To help control costs, businesses can use VERIF-EYE in combination with other BerkleyCare services, such as case management and utilization management. Billed charges can be compared to state fee schedules, as well as lower negotiated fees with preferred providers. Also, first report of injury, early intervention and bill review can be integrated into a managed care program.

For information, contact Jennifer C. Smith, president of BerkleyCare, 888-561-3766.

EPLI module

CLEARWATER, Fla. -- Roger Bouchard Insurance has recently added a module for employment practices liability insurance to its current package program for professional employer organizations.

Designed in consultation with leaders in the PEO industry, Bouchard's EPLI covers the PEO as well as the client companies of the PEO. Limits are available up to $2 million. The program, underwritten by Bankers Insurance Co., was developed in conjunction with CNA Re and Lloyd's of London, through Ballantyne, McKean & Sullivan Ltd.

Bouchard's PEO insurance program includes general liability, professional liability, employee benefits liability and employment practices liability. Each is offered on both a wholesale and retail basis.

For information, contact Marie McClung, Bouchard's vp-sales, 727-447-6481.