Workers’ Compensation Insurance

You choose employees for the value they add to your business — whether a key member of your management team, a skilled technician or your executive assistant. If anyone suffers an on-the-job injury, you want to try to take care of them and minimize lost productivity.

In a best-case scenario, you’re able to manage an injury so employees can get back to work as quickly as possible. And Farmers® has highly specialized workers’ compensation services that can help.

A workers’ compensation policy can address medical care and lost income for your employees, death benefits for survivors, and your potential liability for covered claims.

Farmers works with you to reduce costs and improve recovery times — by making quick contact with an injured employee and using excellent medical providers for a specific injury or illness.

Here are some of the typical workers’ compensation challenges you might face, and how Farmers can help you address them:

Challenge:

You operate in multiple states, each of which administers workers’ compensation differently.

Farmers response:

Farmers’ highly experienced adjusting team can deliver injury management strategies that comply with the complex maze of state administrative laws.


Challenge:

Your office doesn’t have many obvious risks — but you’re not sure if your employees have had enough safety training.

Farmers response:

From OSHA compliance to safety education, Farmers can help you improve safety practices and reduce risk. A stronger culture of safety helps you manage work conditions and your employees more effectively, which can help improve profitability.


Challenge:

You’re concerned about the negative impact of fraud on workers’ compensation costs.

Farmers response:

Farmers adjusters work with industry healthcare experts to review, identify and re-price questionably dishonest medical bills.


Challenge:

You want to know if employees recovering from injuries can perform their jobs with temporary modifications.

Farmers response:

By speaking with an employee’s treating physician and work supervisor, adjusters can help identify physical limitations and the availability of appropriate modified duty.


A dedicated in-house claims team improves efficiency

In most cases, Farmers employees — not outsourced adjusters — manage employee injuries from start to finish.

We move quickly to investigate each injury and determine the compensability of all employee-made claims, especially if an incident is questionable. As part of the investigation, we will contact the employee, the supervisor, the physician and your Farmers agent.

Farmers RealTime BillingSM streamlines your premium payment process

Farmers RealTime BillingSM links policy premiums directly with your company’s payroll. This pay-as-you-go approach is as simple as setting up an account linked to your payroll provider or QuickBooks-like software.

When your payroll fluctuates, your premiums adjust automatically to reflect changes — helping to minimize premium audit adjustments at the end of the term. Farmers provides this valuable service free of charge.

Some popular business insurance options

Workers’ compensation coverage is just one component in a full menu of business insurance options available from Farmers. Your agent can also discuss coverage for other possible risks like:

 

Risk: Coverage:
Risk:

When a customer trips on a step at your office, she twists an ankle as she falls.

Coverage:

Business liability insurance can help with medical and legal costs when someone is injured on your company’s property.

Risk:

When your business closes for repairs due to fire damage, you’re not able to generate business income.

Coverage:

Business property insurance can help when a covered event interrupts your company’s income.

Risk:

No one is hurt, fortunately, in a large fire at your warehouse, but the cost of repairs will exceed the limits of your underlying business property coverage.

Coverage:

Umbrella coverage can help by adding an extra layer of liability insurance — up to $10 million.

Risk:

Your delivery driver is momentarily distracted and causes a minor accident in the parking lot of an office park.

Coverage:

Commercial auto coverage can help when an employee causes an accident while on company business.

 

Farmers works to build strong customer relationships

Farmers has spent 90 years putting customers first. Are you shopping for coverage, or do you have a question about your policy? Maybe you’re ready to get a workers’ comp quote. Be sure to let a Farmers agent deliver personalized service and support.

You’ll experience a similar level of care from our knowledgeable claims representatives, who work hard to help return your business — and your injured employees’ lives — to normal as quickly as possible.

To learn more about what Farmers can do for your business, call an agent today.

When should I consider workers’ compensation insurance for my business?

Q:I hired my first full-time employee recently and need to hire more. I’ve started looking into workers’ comp. Is it right for a small company like mine?

A: For many business owners, the decision is primarily based on state workers’ compensation laws. Some states don’t require coverage for businesses with only a few workers; others do. But when you start hiring workers, you naturally increase the chance of accidents and injuries happening – along with your risk for liability if an employee is injured on the job.

- Saul Salinas, a Farmers Insurance® agent based in Tucson, Arizona. Read more about when to consider worker's compensation insurance.

This material is for general informational purposes only. This material may not reflect your particular circumstances. None of the companies comprising the Farmers Insurance Group of Companies®, or their employees or agents provide tax or legal advice.  Always consult your own accountant, attorney or tax adviser as to the tax, financial, or legal consequences or advice on any particular transaction.  Not all products, coverages, & discounts are available in every state.  Restrictions, exclusions, limits, and conditions apply.

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