Many Employers have a Jan 1 renewal date - so this seems like a good time to Post.
If you are an Employer with Work Comp coverage and of a certain size (in MO with a premium of $3,500 or more per year), you are subject to an Experience Modification Rating (EMR - also referred to as The Mod.).
A simple but useful explanation:
- As an Employer you are expected to have a certain amount of paid work related injury claims during a policy year
- If Claims are less than expected, your EMR will be a credit - when applied, it will lower your annual premium
- If Claims are greater than expected, your EMR will be a Premium Debit (this will increase your premium)
How is it determined what an Employer would be expected to pay in claims during the policy term:
- The type of business you operate (e.g. a Contractor is expected to have a higher volume of work related injuries than a CPA's office)
- Your estimated annual payroll - Example: Employers with large payrolls are naturally expected to have a higher likelihood of work related injuries since the higher payroll indicates more employees and more hours worked than an Employer with significantly less payroll.
- A large amount of expected claims serves an Employer well because when a claim does occur, the higher expected claims will help "absorb" the actual paid losses (e.g. If you have $10,000 in claims during a policy term but your are expected to have $15,000 in claims, that year should* still result in a credit to your Mod).
This is an simplified explanation but a good one. If you'd like more details, including additional EMR factors, and going a bit deeper in to the math (but not too heavily - dividing by 100 and a bit of multiplication) Check this post:
The Experience Mod Rating in Simple Terms
At a minimum it can serve as a sleep aid.
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* I say "should" because it is contingent on whether or not the losses exceed your expected Primary Losses - this topic is a bit more involved. If you'd like more information see this Post: The EMR Split Point
I can almost guarantee a brilliant night of sleep if you read both linked posts.
Posted by Dan Hebbeln: firstname.lastname@example.org