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Missouri workers' comp rates are about 21% higher than the national median. The state now ranks as the 13th most expensive state for the average cost of worker's comp coverage. A similar study conducted in 2020 listed Missouri as the 14th highest in the U.S. for all class codes compared in the study.
Some of the driving forces affecting the overall cost for workers' compensation rates include the number of claims in the state, claim severity, the cost of medical care, and the overall loss ratio of the insurance industry with regard to workers compensation insurance as a whole.
Missour is an NCCI state like most other states. NCCI administers employers' experience modification rates (EMR) 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 MO 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 Missouri 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?
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.
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.
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.
Insurance companies may apply policy credits and debits to the base
manual rates. Additional discounts can be applied to premium as the total payroll &
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
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Rates for State Class Codes. Select Codes Listed:
The workers' compensation rates listed below for Missouri represent the current low and high insurance rates we've found available for 2023. Missouri rates are regulated by the Missouri Division of Workers' Compensation and Department of Insurance. Insurance companies may be able to offer discounts and credits on workers' comp coverage. We offer Pay As You Go workers' comp insurance coverage in Missouri.
Missouri workers comp rates vary by industry classification codes and insurance company underwriting standards. Employers' who have an Experience Modification Rate (EMR Rating) assigned to their business may have additional credits or debits applied to their insurance rates based on prior premium and workers' compensation losses. Missouri is an NCCI state and the State Fund is managed by Travelers Insurance Company.
State Resources for Missouri
Missouri Department Of Insurance
301 West High Street Room 530PO Box 690Jefferson City, MO 65102-0690 Missouri Dept. of Insurance
Missouri Department Of Labor and Industrial Relations
Division of Workers' Compensation3315 West Truman Blvd, Room 131PO Box 58Jefferson City, MO 65102-0058Jefferson City, MO 65102-0058573-751-4231 MO Division of Workers Compensation
Missouri 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 MO. 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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