Does My Payroll & Claims Affect My EMR?

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What is an EMR? The best way to understand EMR (Experience Modification Rate) is to think of it as a Credit Score. With a Credit Score, there are Credit Bureaus that analyze your past and present borrowing history as a way to ascertain your future risk. An EMR, also referred to as (EMOD or XMOD), works in a similar manner. In its simplest definition, an EMR compares your Workers’ Compensation claims history to other companies similar in size within the same industry. A company’s EMR has a direct impact on its final Workers’ Compensation premium costs as well.

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Topics: EMR, Workers' Compensation

The Differences Between Certified Payroll & Wrap-Up Payroll

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Over the course of a construction project, Contractors may be asked to submit two different types of payroll for work performed on a particular project or contract. These payrolls are known as Certified Payroll and Wrap-Up Payroll. While this may seem cumbersome, these two types of payroll are vastly different and are used for different purposes.

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Topics: EMR, Workers' Compensation, Wrap-Up Insurance

Why EMR Matters to Construction Companies

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For construction companies, an Experience Modification Rate (EMR) is the number that insurance companies use to measure past claims. What does this mean for you?

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Topics: EMR, Workers' Compensation

What Insurance Factors Are Costing Your Company Jobs?

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An experience modification rating (EMR or Mod Rate) is a strong influencer when determining a construction company’s risk. It uses information from past workers’ compensation claims to determine a company’s chance for future risk. Many construction projects will require companies to have a 1.0 average EMR or lower. 

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Topics: EMR, Workers' Compensation