How Can Safety Reduce Workers’ Compensation Insurance Premiums?
Setnor Byer Insurance & Risk
Workers Compensation, Commercial Insurance, Health Coverage
Workers’ compensation insurance provides indemnity and medical benefits to employees injured on the job. Many states, including Florida, set the premiums for workers’ compensation insurance, so shopping around isn’t the way to save money. However, employers can reduce their workers’ compensation insurance premiums by maintaining a safe workplace
Insurance companies prefer safe workplaces because there are presumably fewer claims to pay. They encourage employers to maintain a safe workplace by using experience modification ratings to adjust premiums. Employers with fewer claims are rewarded with premium credits, and employers with more claims may face increased premiums.
The experience modification rating, or experience mod, is designed to tailor the final premium to an employer’s actual claims experience. An employer’s actual workers’ compensation claims experience, typically over a three year period, is compared to other employers operating in the same type of business with a similar number of employees.
If an employer’s claims experience is consistent with the industry average, the experience mod is 1.0, which when multiplied by the base premium, will not increase or decrease the premium. If the claims experience is 25% better than the industry average, the experience mod will be .75, which when multiplied by the base premium, will decrease the premium by 25%. Alternatively, if the claims experience is 25% worse, the experience mod will be 1.25, which will increase the premium by 25%...
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