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In the state of Connecticut it is a requirement for every business who employs workers to carry Workers' Comp Coverage.
Sole Proprietors are excluded from coverage, but they may elect to be included.
Partners and Corporate Officers are included in coverage, but they may elect to be excluded.
LLC members who contain only one member are considered excluded but they may elect to be included. Members of a multi-member LLC are included unless they elect to be excluded.
Sole Proprietors and Partners who include themselves for workers' compensation coverage must use a salary $69,100 for Workers' Comp reporting purposes.
LLC Members and Corporate Officers who include themselves under coverage for workers' compensation coverage must use a minimum of $1,350 per week ($70,200) or a maximum of $2,700 per week ($140,400).
The state of Connecticut provides a free online tool for verifying workers' compensation insurance coverage. Anyone can search by business name or FEIN. The results will only show the business name and policy number for employers who have coverage in the state being searched. The information is managed by the Connecticut Workers' Compensation Commission.
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Workers' compensation is a commercial insurance product categorized as Property & Casualty
insurance (P&C Insurance). Even though workers' comp is calculated using estimated payroll wages and class
codes, premium is still a separate business expense from the cost of payroll. Connecticut Employers may treat the cost
of coverage as an expense on their taxes.
Work comp rates for all job classification codes are always expressed as a percentage of $100 in
wages. An annual policy is always subject to an audit because it was based on estimated wages and not actual
Here is an example using two class codes with different estimated payroll for each class code:
In order to calculate the cost of the policy you only need to multiply each rate with its divided
payroll. It benefits employers to re-calculate their premium as their payroll becomes larger than originally
Every state has their own laws to determine how employees must be covered and how they must be
classified for rating premium. A lot of states use state specific class codes and have different requirements for
who is obligated to carry workers' compensation insurance.
If you have employees that travel out of state for work, or they work in multiple states
throughout the year, you may need to buy a policy for each of the states where your employees are located and
working. In most cases, you can cover multiple states on one policy.
Workers' Compensation Insurance in Connecticut can
be purchased from private insurance companies authorized by the state to provide coverage. The Assigned Risk Pool,
or State Insurance Fund,
is available for businesses that are unable to find coverage from a private company. Our specialists help will
help you navigate your best options.
Policy premium is based on numerous factors including: class codes assigned to your business and
employees, estimated payroll, covered states, prior policies, owner experience and previous workers compensation
See Connecticut workers'
comp insurance laws
Connecticut workers' compensation insurance helps pay claim
expenses when an employee, or a covered sub-contractor, is injured while working for your business. It also shields your
business from other legal liabilities associated with an injured employee. Work comp coverage includes:
Workers' comp insurance pays for the medical expenses associated with claims or injured workers. The cost of
an ER visit, required surgeries and drug prescriptions are some of the covered expenses included under a policy. An
employee injured due to a slip and fall would be covered, for example. Coverage for medical benefits can also include longer term
expenses such as physical therapy or rehabilitation.
Employee Wages- Income Benefits
Most business owners can't afford to continue paying employees if they are unable to work while they are
injured. Workers' comp income benefits in Connecticut will replace most of your
employees missing income if they are away from work due to an injury or illness. For example, if a construction employee
broke his arm and could not perform the job for 8 weeks, the coverage would make payments to the employee to help replace
the lost wages.
Short-Term and Long-Term Disabilities
Sometimes an injury can cause a partial disability or a more permanent disability. Workers' compensation steps in to help pay the cost of ongoing medical bills and may even replace a portion of wages lost due to the disability. If an employee had a finger amputated due to a work related injury. The employee could be paid a sum (known as an Impairment Rating) for the loss of the finger for permanent disability as well as some temporary disability coverage while recuperating.
Some types of work environments can include occupational exposures that have unforeseen circumstances. A chemical mixing operation, for example, may expose employees to chemical irritants and cause harmful reactions that make them sick. A workers' comp policy would cover the cost of treating an illness caused while performing the job.
Nearly 50,000 deaths happen at work each year. Many of these are in the construction and trucking industries.
A workers' compensation policy is designed to cover the cost of these funerals and to provide death benefits to the employees family. State guidelines often determine the dollar amount of coverage.
Workers' compensation coverage is a No-Fault system designed to prevent costly employee lawsuits related to on-the-job-injuries. Many state provisions include Exclusive Remedy rules that protect covered businesses from these lawsuits in exchange for providing workers' comp coverage for their employees. Claims should be reported to a supervisor with 30 days. Employers should also report any claims or accidents to their insurance company within 30 days from notification.
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Insurance rates vary significantly between NCCI classification codes. Let our CT Workers' Compensation Specialists help you determine your correct workers' compensation class codes before you buy a policy. We'll help make sure your business is properly covered.
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