Mississippi workers' compensation rates decreasing for 2024.

Workers comp rates in Mississippi are lower than the national average, but hey have risen in recent years. As of last year, MS rates were 23% lower than the rest of the country. Rates are likely to decrease as insurance companies compete for premium. Workers'comp coverage has been the most profitable line of buiness for most insurance carriers over the past decade.

Mississippi is an NCCI state like most other states. NCCI oversees employers' experience modification factors 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 MS Department of Insurance. Every Insurance company is required to file their rates with the state for approval each year.

Workers' compensation rates will vary for the same class codes in Mississippi 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.

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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.

Mississippi Rates for Select Work Comp Class Codes

Rates for State Class Codes. Select Codes Listed:

The workers' compensation rates listed below for Mississippi represent the current low and high insurance rates we've found for 2023. Mississippi is an NCCI state, but rates are regulated by the Mississippi Insurance Department and The Mississippi Workers' Compensation Commission. Insurance companies may be able to offer premium discounts and premium credits up to 25% on work comp policies. We offer Pay As You Go workers' comp in Mississippi. Not all employers will qualify for the lowest rates available or maximum policy credits. Compare your workers compensation rates with over 35 insurance carrier to ensure your get the best price on your policy.

Class Code & Description Low Rate High Rate
0035 Farm-Planting & Harvesting-Cannabis Growerw $1.52 $3.53
0042 Landscaping Service $3.46 $8.04
0106 Tree Trimming-Pruning-Removal $6.42 $14.92
0917 Residential Cleaning Service-Housekeepers $3.37 $7.83
2121 Breweries-Craft Beers $0.79 $1.84
2143 Winery-Wine Makers $1.57 $3.65
2585 Carpet Cleaning $2.26 $5.25
2589 Dry Cleaning & Laundry Service $1.41 $3.28
3632 Machine Shop $1.98 $4.60
3724 Garage Door Installation $2.17 $5.04
3821 Salvage Yard-Automobile Recycling $4.12 $9.57
5022 Masonry Construction $4.55 $10.57
5102 Door & Window Installers $3.65 $8.48
5183 Plumbing Contractors $1.88 $4.37
5190 Electrical Work-Electrician $1.91 $4.44
5221 Concrete Work-Flat Work Cement $2.30 $5.35
5223 Pool Installation & Maintenance $3.39 $7.88
5348 Ceramic, Tile & Stone Work $2.28 $5.30
5437 Trim-Finish Carpenter-Cabinets-Countertops $5.29 $12.29
5445 Drywall Contractors $4.64 $10.78
5474 Painting Contractor $3.53 $8.20
5478 Floor Installers-Wood-Carpet-Laminate $2.60 $6.04
5535 Metal Building Construction $5.26 $12.22
5537 HVAC-Heating and Cooling Service/Repair $2.61 $6.07
5537* Solar Energy Contractors-Installation $2.61 $6.07
5551 Roofing Contractors $8.30 $19.29
5606 Asphalt & Paving Work $0.62 $1.44
5645 Residential Construction-Home Builders-Remodelers-Siding $7.15 $16.62
6217 Excavation & Grading Work $2.92 $6.79
6400 Fence Installation & Repair $3.63 $8.44
7219 Trucking-Short & Long Haul $4.01 $9.32
7225 Towing Company $3.93 $9.13
7230 Package & Parcel Delivery $4.62 $10.74
7370 Non-Emergency Medical Transport-Tax-Limo-Airport Shuttle $3.66 $8.51
7605 Alarm Installation & Repair $1.29 $3.00
7720 Security Guards-Patrol Officers $1.57 $3.65
8006 Gas Stations-Convenience Stores $1.57 $3.65
8017 Retail Stores-Merchandise-Cannabis Dispensary $0.98 $2.23
8292 Warehousing & Storage Facility $2.13 $4.95
8380 Auto Service & Repair-Mechanic $1.56 $3.63
8393 Auto Body Repair $0.83 $1.93
8742 Sales Professional $0.26 $0.60
8810 Clerical Office Employee $0.14 $0.33
8824 Retirement Living Centers-Congregate Communities $1.38 $3.21
8829 Nursing Homes & Assisted Living Facilities $1.50 $3.43
8831 Animal Shelters & Kennels-Veterinarian $0.73 $1.70
8832 Medical Office-Doctors-Dentist-Chiropractors, Optometrist $0.19 $0.44
8835 Home Healthcare Workers $1.31 $3.04
8842 Group Homes-Temporary Shelters-Disability Facility $1.43 $3.32
8864 Social Service Organizations-Counseling-Family Services $0.99 $2.30
8868 Religious Organizations-Church-Temple $0.30 $0.70
8869 Child Care Center-Daycare Providers $0.72 $1.67
9012 Property Management-Leasing Agent $0.74 $1.72
9014 Janitorial Service Contractors-Pest Control-Exterminating-Chimney $1.53 $3.56
9015 Building Maintenance-Campgrounds-Camps-RV Parks $2.06 $4.79
9052 Hotels & Motels $1.30 $3.02
9060 Golf Courses & Country Clubs $1.20 $2.79
9063 Fitness Center-Health Club-YMCA Programs $0.53 $1.23
9082 Restaurants-Catering $0.93 $2.16
9083 Fast Food Restaurant-Concessions-Doughnut Shop $0.86 $2.00
9083* Mobile Food Truck-Food Cart $0.86 $2.00
9084 Bars-Taverns-Nightclubs $0.90 $2.09
9102 Law Service & Maintenance $1.54 $3.58
9180 Shooting Range-Amusement Park $3.10 $7.20
9402 Septic Tank Cleaning-Portable Toilets $3.66 $8.51
9403 Refuse Collection-Garbage-Trash Service $4.53 $10.53
9516 Electronic Equipment Repair & Service $2.63 $6.11

Mississippi workers' compensation rates vary by industry class code and insurance company underwriting standards. Employers' who have an Experience Mod Rate (Emod) assigned to their business may have additional credits or debits applied to their insurance rates based on prior premiums and workers compensation loss experience. Assigned risk coverage is managed by Compensation Insurance Services and processed by NCCI. Get coverage in Mississippi or find out-of-state insurance coverage for your employees.

State Resources for Mississippi

Mississippi Workers Compensation Commission

PO Box 5300
1428 Lakeland Drive
Jackson, MS 39296-5300

Mississippi Insurance Department

P.O. Box 79
1001 Woolfolk State Office Building
501 N. West St.
Jackson, MS 39205

Workers compensation insurance is required by law for Mississippi employers.

Mississippi forms and applications such as owners inclusion or exclusion forms are sometimes updated by the state. Contact us if you need help or can't find the workers compensation form your need for Mississippi.

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