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All companies who employ one or more full or part-time employees are required by law to purchase workers compensation insurance in the state of Maine.
Sole-Proprietors, Partners and LLC Members are excluded from coverage, but can elect to be included for coverage.
Corporate Officers are automatically included in coverage, but they may elect to be excluded. To be excluded from coverage the officer must own at least 20 percent of the outstanding stock of a corporation.
Employers not required to carry coverage are those employers who have employees engaged in agriculture or aquaculture as seasonal or casual laborers, if the employer maintains at least $25,000 in employers liability insurance, with at least $5,000 in medical payments coverage.
Employers of six or fewer agricultural or aqua-cultural laborers are not required to carry coverage, if the employer maintains employers' liability insurance of at least $100,000 multiplied by the number of full time employees and has at least $5,000 in medical payments coverage.
Employers of domestic servants in a private home are not required to carry coverage.
Sole-Proprietors and Partners who include themselves on workers compensation coverage must use a payroll amount of $41,800 for rating purposes.
Corporate Officers and LLC Members who are included in coverage must utilize a minimum payroll of $41,600 annually and a maximum payroll of $166,400 per year for the purpose of rating workers comp premiums.
Every state has their own rules for how employees must be covered and how they must be classified for rating purposes. A lot of states use state specific class codes and have different requirements for who is obligated to carry workers' compensation insurance coverage.
If you have employees that travel out of state for work, or they work in multiple states throughout the year, you may need to purchase insurance for all the states where your workers are located and working. In most cases, you can add multiple states to one policy.
Workers' Compensation Insurance in Maine can be purchased from private insurance companies authorized by the state to provide coverage. The Assigned Risk Pool, or State fund coverage, is available for employers who are unable to find coverage from a private company. WorkersCompensationShop.com can 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 claims.
We've developed Pay As You Go worker compensation programs that reduce or eliminate premium deposits and allow Maine employers to report and pay premium based on actual payroll wages. Reduce your audit risk.
We've negotiated special terms with many of our insurance partners to offer more flexible payment options like 12 equal installments plans and monthly reporting programs to help improve cash flow for our business owners.
At Workers Compensation Shop.com, we help Maine employers find the best deal on Workmen's Comp Coverage. Whether you are looking for Pay as You go Coverage or an installment plan, we can help you find lower rates.
Rates on Workers' Compensation Insurance in Maine are more than the national average. Businesses pay 16 percent more for their Workers Comp Coverage in the state of Maine. This makes it very important for employers to make sure they are taking advantage of every opportunity to save on their work comp coverage.
Need Help With Maine Class Codes?
Insurance rates vary significantly between NCCI classification codes. Let our Maine 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 classified in a manner that maximizes your savings on workers comp insurance.
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We make the process of getting workers compensation quotes fast and easy. We know your time is valuable. That's why we work harder to streamline the quote process, compare your rates and coverages, and present your best options as quickly as possible. We often have your insurance quotes ready in less than 24 hours.
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