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In a recent study conducted by the Department of Consumer and Business Services, Pennsylvania ranked near the middle as the 26th most expensive workers' comp rates on average. This represents a 6 spot improvement compared to a similar study where Pennsylvania ranked as the 20th highest state rates in the country. Pennsylvania work comp rates are about the same as the national average.
Pennsylvania is not an NCCI state like most other states. They utilize their own rating system and oversee workers' comp rates in Pennsylvania. The state does allow private insurance companies to compete with regard to base manual rates.
Workers' compensation rates will still vary for the same class codes in Pennsylvania 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
insurance companies justify a better price.
Rates for State Class Codes. Select Codes Listed:
The workers' compensation rates listed below for Pennsylvania represent the current low and high insurance rates we've found for 2023. Pennsylvania rates are set by the Pennsylvania Rating Bureau. Insurance companies doing business in PA are permitted to offer premium discounts and underwriting credits up to 25% on workers' comp policies. We offer Pay As You Go workers' compensation insurance in Pennsylvania. Not all employers will qualify for the lowest rates available or maximum policy credits. Our agency helps businesses find lower rates on coverage.
Pennsylvania workers' comp rates vary by NCCI industrial classification codes and insurance company underwriting standards. Employers' who are assigned an Experience Modification Rating (EMR Rating) for their business may have additional credits or debits applied to their insurance rates based on prior premiums and workers' compensation losses. The State Fund in Pennsylvania is operated by the State Workers Insurance Fund (SWIF).
State Resources for Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry
Room 17007th and Forster StreetsHarrisburg, PA 17120717-787-5279 PA Dept. of Labor
Pennsylvania Compensation Rating Bureau
United Plaza Building Ste 150030 South 17th StreetPhiladelphia, PA 19103-4007215-568-2371 DCRB/PCRB
Pennsylvania workers comp laws require that overtime pay be included in premium calculations to determine annual work comp premium. Employers should be advised that all overtime pay is subject to premium and may be added during the annual comp audit process.
Private insurance coverage in Pennsylvania may be more affordable than state fund workers' comp written through SWIF. Contact one of our Specialist to see if we can help your business get a better deal on your next workers' comp policy.
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