Hawaii workers' compensation rates increasing for 2023.

In Hawaii, rates on workers' compensation insurance are about 78% higher than the national average. They have risen steadily in recent years. Rates are up 12 percent since 2020, making Hawaii the 2nd most expensive state in the country to purchase work comp coverage. That is up from the 5th positiion just over two years ago.

Hawaii is an NCCI state like most other states. This means that NCCI oversees employers' experience modifiers and collects all data for the state including claims, class codes, premiums, and payroll. They analyze this data and make annual recommendations to carriers and to the HI Department of Insurance. Every Insurance company is required to file their rates with the state for approval each year.

Workers' compensation rates may still vary for the same class codes in Hawaii because insurance companies can apply policy credits and debits up to 25% to adjust their filed rates. More discounts may also be added to a policy depending on the size of payroll and overall claims experience.

Don't pay too much for your workers' comp coverage in Hawaii. Our agents know how to negotiate the lowest rates for your workers' comp coverage. Call us today to find out how knowledegeable agents, expert advice and more choices lead to the best workers' comp rates.

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Workers Comp Rates are an Art & Science

What influences my workers comp insurance cost?

Your State & Class Codes

Insurance companies file their "base manual rates" for approval with each state for all class codes. Rate recommendations are generally made to the state and carriers annually by the National Council on Compensation Insurance.

Your Claims or Losses

Employee claims are reported to NCCI and statistically compared with all other similar type businesses using the same class code in each state. An Experience Modification Rate may apply to your business after a few years of coverage.

Prior Experience & Coverage

Insurance company underwriters are permitted to make premium rate adjustments based on unique factors about your business, safety practices, and management experience in most states.

Policy Credits and Debits

Insurance companies may apply policy credits and debits to the base manual rates. Additional discounts can be applied to premium as the total payroll & premium increases.

Smart Agents with expertise in workers' compensation insurance utilize this information to negotiate your insurance rates with underwriters. A good narrative about your business helps insurance companies justify a better price.

Hawaii Rates for Select Work Comp Class Codes

Rates for State Class Codes. Select Codes Listed:

The workers' compensation rates listed below for Hawaii represent the current workers' comp insurance rates we've found for 2023. HI rates are set by the Hawaii Insurance Division and the Department of Labor & industrial Relations. Insurance companies may be able to offer policy additional discounts and premium credits for coverage. We offer Pay As You Go workers' compensation insurance coverage in Hawaii.

Class Code & Description Low Rate High Rate
0035 Farm-Planiting & Harvesting-Cannabis Growers $2.61 $2.61
0042 Landscaping Service $5.78 $5.78
0106 Tree Trimming-Pruning-Removal $8.57 $8.57
0917 Residential Cleaning Service-Housekeepers $4.33 $4.33
2121 Breweries-Craft Beers $1.24 $1.24
2143 Winery-Wine Makers $2.83 $2.83
2585 Carpet Cleaning $3.52 $3.52
2589 Dry Cleaning & Laundry Service $2.08 $2.08
3632 Machine Shop $2.21 $2.21
3724 Garage Door Installation $3.65 $3.65
3821 Salvage Yard-Automobile Recycling $7.65 $7.65
5022 Masonry Construction $4.10 $4.10
5102 Door & Window Installers $3.65 $3.65
5183 Plumbing Contractors $2.58 $2.58
5190 Electrical Work-Electrician $2.02 $2.02
5221 Concrete Work-Flat Work Cement $2.77 $2.77
5223 Pool Installation & Maintenance $3.42 $3.42
5348 Ceramic, Tile & Stone Work $2.79 $2.79
5437 Trim-Finish Carpenters-Cabinets-Countertops $3.35 $3.35
5445 Drywall Contractors $3.50 $3.50
5474 Painting Contractor $4.10 $4.10
5478 Floor Installers-Wood-Carpet-Laminate $2.77 $2.77
5525 Metal Building Construction $4.21 $4.21
5535 Metal Building Construction $4.43 $4.43
5537 HVAC-Heating & Cooling Service/Repair $2.37 $2.37
5537* Solar Energy Contractors-Installation $2.37 $2.37
5551 Roofing Contractors $11.61 $11.61
5606 Asphalt & Paving Work $0.88 $0.88
5645 Residential Construction-Home Builders-Remodelers-Siding $5.70 $5.70
6217 Excavation & Grading Work $2.60 $2.60
6400 Fence Installation & Repair $4.01 $4.01
7219 Trucking-Short & Long Haul $7.14 $7.14
7225 Towing Cpmpany $6.65 $6.65
7230 Package & Parcel Delivery $7.82 $7.82
7370 Non Emergency Medical Transport-Taxi-Limo-Airport Shuttle $4.11 $4.11
7605 Alarm Installation & Repair $1.54 $1.54
7720 Security Guards-Patrol Officers $1.54 $1.54
8006 Gas Stations Convenience Stores $2.04 $2.04
8017 Retail Stores-Merchandise-Cannabis Dispensary $1.57 $1.57
8292 Warehousing & Storage Facility $4.48 $4.48
8391 Auto Service & Repair-Mechanic $1.84 $1.84
8393 Auto Body Repair $1.45 $1.45
8742 Sales Professional $0.48 $0.48
8810 Clerical-Office Employee $0.23 $0.23
8824 Retirement Living Centers-Congregate Communities $2.46 $2.46
8824* Nursing Home & Assisted Living Facility $2.26 $2.26
8831 Animal Shelters & Kennels-Veterinarian $1.40 $1.40
8832 Medical Office-Doctor-Dentist-Chiropractor, Optometrist $0.41 $0.41
8835 Home Healthcare Worker $2.36 $2.36
8842 Group Homes-Temporary Shelter-Disability Facility $2.54 $2.54
8864 Social Service Organizations-Counseling-Family Services $2.23 $2.23
8868 Religious Organization-Church-Temple $0.44 $0.44
8869 Child Care Center-Daycare Providers $1.21 $1.21
9012 Property Management- Leasing Agent $0.81 $0.81
9014 Janitorial Service Contractors-Pest Control-Exterminating-Chimney $3.04 $3.04
9015 Building Maintenance-Campgrounds-Camps-RV $3.26 $3.26
9052 Hotels & Motels $2.15 $2.15
9060 Golf Courses & Country Clubs $1.80 $1.80
9063 Fitness Center-Health Clubs-YMCA Programs $1.29 $1.29
9082 Restaurants-Catering $1.66 $1.66
9083 Mobile Food Truck-Food Cart $1.33 $1.33
9083* Fast Food restaurant-Concessions-Doughnut Shop $1.33 $1.33
9084 Bars-Taverns-Nightclubs $1.45 $1.45
9102 Lawn Service & Maintenance $2.98 $2.98
9180 Shooting Range-Amusement Park $5.08 $5.08
9402 Septic Tank Cleaning-Portable Toilets $5.34 $5.34
9403 Refuse Collection-Garbage-Trash Service $10.28 $10.28
9516 Electrical Equipment Repair and Service $2.72 $2.72

Their is no State Fund in Hawaii. However, employers who are unable to purchase workers' comp from a private insurance company can find coverage from Hawaii's Employer Mutual Insurance Company (HEMIC). Hawaii workers' comp rates vary by work comp class codes and insurance company underwriting standards. Employers' who have an Experience Modification Rate (EMR) assigned to their business may be eleigible for additional policy credits or debits applied to their insurance rates based on prior premiums and workers' compensation losses or claims.

State Resources for Hawaii

HI Dept Of Commerce

Insurance Division
P.O. Box 3614
Honolulu, HI 96811

HI Dept Of Labor and Industrial Relations

830 Punchbowl Street
Honolulu, Hawaii 96813

Hawaii is under the Jurisdiction of the National Council for Compensation Insurance (NCCI) and contracts with Travelers as the state fund carrier.

Our agency helps employers find guaranteed state fund workers' comp in HI. If we can't find more affordable coverage with a private insurance company, we can help you buy a state fund policy.

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