How does workers' comp work in Kansas?

Nearly all businesses in Kansas are legally required to carry Workers' Compensation Insurance. This insurance coverage protects your business from the legal ramification of injuries that occur while your employees are working. It provides medical costs and lost wages for your employees. Even though many business owners know this and they know work comp coverage is required, they do not take full advantage of all the programs available to their business.

Insurance rates in Kansas are lower than the national average. Because of this more insurance carriers are entering the Kansas market each year. This competition should help keep rates low. We currently carry more than 20 insurance providers. We have a good deal of success quoting restaurants, trucking companies, recycling, home health and more.

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Workers' Comp Rules & Information for Kansas

Kansas Division of Workers' Compensation

Department of Labor
800 SW Jackson, Suite 600
Topeka, KS 66612-1227

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 business?

Your business benefits 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.

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.

Kansas Assigned Risk Workers Compensation

The Kansas Insurance Department administers what is referred to as the Workers’ Compensation Fund for the state of Kansas through its Workers’ Compensation Program. This might also be referred to as the state fund or the assigned risk. Kansas has a state fund that competes with private providers in an attempt to increase competition and force lower rates for business owners. This is one reason why Kansas has Workers' Compensation Rates 17 percent lower than the national average.

State Insurance Directives Regarding Covid-19

No current state laws or rule changes in Kansas.

State Orders Regarding Insurance Claims Related to Coronavirus

No current state orders.

Specialized Programs for Select Industries

We work with our national insurance partners to develop targeted programs with easier underwriting requirements and lower rates. We offer a broad range of business class codes that help streamline the quote process so you get the lowest price for coverage.

Knowing the Kansas workers comp requirements can help lower the cost of coverage.

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Kansas Work Comp Information

Kansas is an NCCI State.

NCCI stands for the National Council on Compensation Insurance. NCCI gathers data, analyzes industry trends, and prepares objective insurance rate recommendations. NCCI is the nation’s most experienced and widely used provider of workers compensation information, tools, and services.

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Workers' Comp Includes Employers Liability Insurance?

Employers liability insurance is an additional layer of coverage included as part of a workers' compensation insurance policy. Employers Liability is known as Part 2 of the policy. It adds two additional coverages for employers:

Employers Legal Liability and Legal Defense Costs

In today's world, there are a variety of reasons employees and third-parties sue employers for damages. Here a some common types covered by employers liability insurance:

Third Party Lawsuits

Your employee sues another party that may have contributed to the injury, In turn, the third party sues your business.

Consequential Bodily Injury

Another party or individual is injured while providing care for the injured employee.

Dual Capacity Legal Action

An employee files a claim but also attempts to sue the employer for being responsible in other ways outside of the employment relationship.

Loss of Consortium

A spouse sues for damages caused by the loss of companionship or relations.

Employers Liability coverage is not included with coverage in the four monopolistic states. Employers in these states can endorse this coverage onto their General Liability policy. That coverage is commonly known as Stop Gap Coverage.

Workers' Comp Covers KS Employers from Injury Related Expenses & Lawsuits
Employers liability insurance is included under a workers' comp policy in most states.
  • Employers liability coverage is not included in all monopolistic states.
  • All NCCI and most other states' coverage includes employers liability insurance.
Visit NCCI for more resources and information about workers' compensation class codes. Visit United States Department of Labor for more information about government agencies managing workers compensation insurance rates.

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