Breaking Down Workers' Compensation Premiums


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Workers’ compensation insurance provides employees with lost wages, medical treatment and death benefits (to employee’s families) for job-related accidents or injuries. It is frequently a construction company’s single most expensive line of coverage. Let’s look at how your workers’ compensation premium is calculated and what you can do to keep your cost as low as possible.   

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How to Prepare for Your Workers' Compensation Audit

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Workers’ Compensation policies are written with premiums based upon your company’s payroll estimate at the beginning of each policy period. At the end of the policy period, your insurer will audit your payroll records to obtain your actual payroll numbers. 

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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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3 Facts About Workers' Compensation You May Not Know

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If an employee gets hurt or impaired due to their work, Workers’ Compensation can provide coverage. Workers’ Compensation protects the most valued assets of a company—your employees. Continue reading this blog post to learn 3 facts about Workers’ Compensation that you need to know!

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6 Benefits to Workers' Compensation

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Workers’ Compensation is a form of insurance that provides wage replacement and medical benefits to employees, if they are injured during the course of employment. Continue reading to learn about 6 benefits to having Workers’ Comp insurance and why it's so important!

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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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Recognizing Workers’ Compensation Fraud Before It’s Too Late

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Workers’ compensation insurance is valuable for any construction company as it helps cover expensive medical costs and other expenses. However, workers’ comp fraud can occur when a false statement is made or key information is withheld in a claim. Such actions can result in the denial of certain benefits from your workers’ compensation policy, which could leave your company at risk to pay costly claims directly. 

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California Workers’ Compensation Premium Assessment Changes (Part 2)

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Last week, TSIB discussed California’s Workers’ Compensation Premium Assessments, specifically what they are and where to find them in your insurance policy. This week, we will share how the rates will affect your company.

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California Workers’ Compensation Premium Assessment Changes (Part 1)

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In November 2017, the California Department of Industrial Relations issued a notice to “All Insurers Authorized to Transact Workers’ Compensation in California” which explained the 2018 workers’ compensation (WC) premium assessments. The new rates increase the total cost of WC for employers.

Most employers overlook their premium assessments listed on their insurance policy. Why? Let’s take a step back to understand what “premium assessments” are and how they affect WC costs.

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Lower Workers' Compensation Rates Expected in 2018

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Workers' Compensation insurance rates are expected to go down in several states this year. Improvements in workplace safety are a major contributing factor for the lower rates, with around 36 states seeing a decrease in rates last year. 

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