AR Workers Comp Information
Get the latest news and information about Arkansas workers' compensation insurance.
Arkansas is an NCCI state meaning it uses the National Council on Compensation Insurance to determine rates on Workers' Compensation Insurance and to administer the assigned risk in the state. The assigned risk is for employers who cannot find coverage on the open market. This may be because of the industry your business is in, the type of risk your business is in or because of the loss history of your particular business. The assigned risk is there for business who struggle getting coverage elsewhere.
Most all employers in the state with three or more employees are required to carry Workers' Compensation Coverage. There are some exceptions to the three employee rule. Some employers with less than three employees are required to have coverage and some business with three or more employees qualify for an exception to this requirement. It is important you consult an agent or the proper state agency to determine if your business is required to carry Workers Comp Coverage.
The state of Arkansas does enjoy some of the best rates in the country. Still far too many employers pay more than they have to for workers compensation coverage. Each industry has specific discounts that may apply to your industry and some carriers discount some industries more than others. At Workers Compensation Shop.com we partner with dozens of carriers rather than just a select few. This gives our agents the ability to negotiate better coverage and lower rates for your business.
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About Workers Compensation in Arkansas
Arkansas Workers' Compensation Commission
Post Office Box 950
Little Rock, Arkansas 72203-0950
What is Workers' Compensation?
The basic purpose of the Workers’ Compensation is to provide wage replacement benefits and medical treatment for employees who have been injured or become ill due to a work-related injury or illness. It prevents the employer from bearing the costs of injuries that occur during normal business operations.
How does workers comp help my employee?
Employees benefit from workers comp coverage by having lost wages covered while they are hurt or sick and not able to work. It also pays for medical costs they might incur as a result of the sickness or injury.
How does workers comp help my business?
Your business benefits from workers' compensation coverage, by not being liable for injuries that occur as a part of normal business operations. This applies whether the injury was the fault of the business or was caused by negligent actions of the employee. You can move forward with your business operations knowing that if one of your employees is injured because of something that happens as a normal part of your business operations, your business is not liable for the costs.
Arkansas is an NCCI State
In Arkansas, businesses that are unable to find workers comp coverage on the open market are eligible for state fund coverage. NCCI is the administrator of the state fund in Arkansas. NCCI gathers data, analyzes industry trends and prepares objective insurance rate and loss cost recomendations, as well as providing coverage for business that cannot find it on the open market.
Arkansas Workers Compensation Class Codes
According to a recent report, 2 out of 5 employers are likely misclassified into an NCCI class code with higher rates than the correct code. One of the primary components of pricing workers' compensation insurance is classifying a risk or workplace exposure within the proper NCCI workers compensation class code. Incorrect risk classifications by insurance agents and/or underwriters often results in premium that is higher or lower than it should be. Sometimes payroll is reclassified at the time of audit.
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We're always working with our insurance carriers to develop specialized programs for a broad range of industry class codes. Our Target Programs are designed to streamline the underwriting process and help ensure we offer the lowest rates available anywhere.
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We offer programs with flexible payment options because we know how crucial cash flow can be to a business. We've developed Pay as You Go Work Comp Coverage to help lower up front costs and offer monthly reporting for your premium payments.
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