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We commonly see workers’ compensation insurance for aviation businesses including:
- Fixed Based Operators (FBOs)
- Maintenance, Repair, Overhaul (MROs)
- Airline Service Companies
- Airport Operators/ Authorities
- Charter Operations
- Flight Schools
- Aviation Manufacturers Suppliers
- Corporate Businesses that Operate Aircraft
- Aviation Government Contractors
- Defense Base Act Workers compensation – for foreign based government workers often for pilots and mechanical workers
What’s covered by aviation workers compensation insurance?
There are generally four types of benefits provided by workers’ compensation laws:
Medical Expenses – In most states, medical expenses incurred by the injured worker are covered 100% and without limit. Covered expenses not only include doctor and hospital costs, but also any expense incurred at home that is medically necessary.
Wage Replacement – Injured workers are provided a weekly income until they are able to return to work. The amount and duration on the income depends upon the workers’ average weekly wage, and classification of disability. The size of the weekly income is generally two-thirds of the workers’ average weekly wage up to a dollar maximum such as $1,000,000.
Survivor compensation – Benefits may be paid to eligible survivors when a worker is killed as a result of a work-related accident.
Rehabilitation – Physical therapy, vocational training, and psychological evaluations.
What kind of aviation businesses require coverage?
Not only aviation companies but all companies are required to carrier workers’ compensation insurance for their employees. In most states the insurance is purchased through a broker and insurance company but there are a handful of states that are considered “monopolistic” meaning the workers’ compensation insurance is purchased directly through the states insurance fund. These states are Ohio, Wyoming, Washington, and North Dakota.
Cost of Workers’ Compensation insurance?
The annual premium for workers’ compensation insurance is typically based upon a percentage of the employer’s payrolls. The percentage per $100 of payroll varies with the classification codes and prior year loss history. It is important to request the previous five years loss runs when quoting the renewal of a workers’ compensation policy. Doing so will create more underwriting interest and better rates.
What are the work comp cost saving programs?
Dividends Programs – Starr Specialty and Old Republic Aerospace
Premium Discount – A discretionary discount based on the insurance companies rating factor
Experience Modification – A scheduled rating based on prior loss ratio experience. The NCCI’s website has an expected experience modification for each company with employees.