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Workers Compensation for Contractors

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Course Description
The interaction of workers compensation insurance with state workers compensation and federal workers compensation laws is unique in the insurance industry, and changes in these acts or the regulations implementing them have profound effects on the insurance line. Since this is the most costly property and casualty insurance coverage for most contractors, the insurance products and methods of handling this risk have evolved and grown accordingly.

This course -Workers Compensation for Contractors- is designed to provide detailed information on workers compensation and employers liability insurance. It begins with an introduction to workers compensation, reviews the workers compensation policy itself, provides an overview of the various ways workers compensation insurance is purchased and alternatives to insurance, explains WC rating, and reviews the various steps of the WC experience rating process.

Learning Objectives
This is an intermediate level self-study course. Students who successfully complete this course will be able to:      

  • Understand how the workers compensation system evolved and how its laws and regulations apply to the construction industry.
  • Describe the scope of coverage provided under the workers compensation policy and utilize this information to make recommendations for coverages needed by contractors.
  • Comprehend the mechanics of the workers compensation marketplace and be able to evaluate the options open to a contractor to fulfill the requirements of the workers compensation laws.
  • Explain the technicalities of workers compensation premium calculation and educate contractors about how workers compensation risks are rated, and analyze factors that can influence the final and long-term price that contractors pay for guaranteed cost programs.

There is no required prerequisite or advance preparation for this course.

CPE Field of Study
Management Services/Risk Management


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