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Old 07-24-2012, 03:36 PM
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Work comp

My largest account has requested work comp insurance. Have any of you been faced with this? What did you do? Let the account go or fork over the money and try to go up on the monthly price? This would be the only account that the insurance would be used on. They said there insurance company is making all there subs provide there own work comp.
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Old 07-24-2012, 04:00 PM
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What a concept.

To answer the question, I can't remember not having WC, and that goes back to '82.
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Old 07-24-2012, 04:00 PM
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Are you solo, or do you have a crew?
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Old 07-24-2012, 04:07 PM
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Yes Iam solo. I was full time for a long time and just in the last year or so I went to part time.
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Old 07-24-2012, 04:10 PM
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In my state the owner, spouse or child, or anyone with 20% ownership of a business is exempt from W/C. Check with your insurance agent to see what advice they have for dealing with this.
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Old 07-24-2012, 04:12 PM
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In my state the owner, spouse or child, or anyone with 20% ownership of a business is exempt from W/C. Check with your insurance agent to see what advice they have for dealing with this.
The issue I see is that the customer could care less about what the state requires.
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Old 07-24-2012, 04:13 PM
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In my state any company with less than 5 employees is exempt from WC. But this company I do work for says it's there insurance provider. My insurance company says that it probably would not be worth it.
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Old 07-24-2012, 04:15 PM
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We do work for both local Government and large and small commercial accts. Neither my father or I have W/C on ourselves because we are exempt. Our employees are covered and it has never been an issue.
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Old 07-24-2012, 04:15 PM
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In my state any company with less than 5 employees is exempt from WC. But this company I do work for says it's there insurance provider. My insurance company says that it probably would not be worth it.
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i have heard that before, so you have four workers and no wc, what happens if one gets hurt.
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Old 07-24-2012, 04:16 PM
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pretty standard even on solo operatorcompanies......Have you looked into what is also called self-employment insurance.....pretty much same thing as wc except its not for employees.


Just wait tile they make you get a po, take pictures and phone calls first before and after the work is done. Welcome to the commercial idiot corporate world
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