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Workers Compensation

Protection for your employees.

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The past several weeks have certainly tested us all. As we continue to monitor ongoing developments related to the coronavirus (COVID-19), please know that nothing will compromise our commitment to take care of our employees as well as our clients and the things you trust us to insure.
 

Our Agency has been in business since 1922 and we remain committed to being in business well past our current normal provides us all with a future normal. As an "essential business" under Governor Wolf's ruling, we have strategically staggered the times that we go into the office to check the mail and anything else that is needed. The lobby is currently closed but we are certainly available to communicate by phone, email and/or video chat if you like. Just reach out to either of us and we'll make arrangements that best suit your needs.


Please be assured that you always have the ability to access all of your policy information via the carriers that we have you insured with at any time by simply logging on at the carriers site or their mobile app.  Each app is a free download from your own app store if you don't have it already.  In both you have full access to your policy information including ID cards and billing.  Any bills can be paid in either the sites or their respective apps or by calling us or the carrier directly.  We realize that this may be an inconvenience for some and hope this is a short-lived response to our current healthcare situation as we do enjoy when all clients and partners come into the office.  Thank you for your consideration and please stay healthy! 

Workers Compensation

Workers compensation coverage indemnifies workers for injuries arising out of or during the course of employment. The coverage is required by law in every state and is provided either through private insurance or, in a few states, through a regulated compensation fund. Benefits generally include medical expenses, death benefits, lost wages, and vocational rehabilitation.  Workplace safety is an important part of controlling the cost of workers' compensation insurance. Insurance companies offer a variety of programs to help employers reduce or eliminate losses.


Workers' compensation is a complex coverage. Each state is the primary regulator of their own rules governing benefits, coverage, and premium calculation. So business owners operating in multiple states must understand the unique requirements of each jurisdiction. Also, premium calculations are based on a number of factors such as the class of business, payroll amount, lost cost modifiers, and experience modifiers. Plus, insurance companies generally offer a number of different rating plans.

 

Coverage Parts

There are usually two parts to a workers' compensation insurance policy. The first part of the policy transfers liability for all mandated benefits from the employer to the insurance company. The second part provides coverage to employees for work-related injury and illness that is not specifically required by law. Part two is an important liability protection for the business owner and is subject to the limits and conditions of the policy.