3 Key Benefits of Self Insured Workers Compensation

Workers Compensation

A self insured workers compensation plan involves setting aside funds to take on workers’ financial burdens in case of a workplace injury or illness instead of relying on a third-party insurance company. The claims are paid out of pocket, providing several advantages.

1. Cost Savings

The key incentive for self-insurance is to provide savings by minimizing premiums and claims that would have otherwise been mandatory in case of coverage by an insurance provider or state fund for workers’ compensation. Costs such as policy administration overheads, underwriting profit, and risk assumptions are under the control of the self-insuring organization.

2. Improved Cash Flow

Conventional workers’ compensation policies require an organization to pay premiums before making any claims. However, a business with self-insurance workers’ compensation only pays money when a covered case occurs. Employers under self-insurance thus have substantial control over their funds through cost consistency. Reduction in costs can lead to an improvement in accountability and sustainable cash flow.

3. Safer Workplace

Self-insurance has the added incentive of encouraging an employer to control workers’ compensation losses by implementing injury prevention and disciplined safety management practices. Such health and safety commitments can provide significant boosts to workforce productivity.

Proper and timely care to injured workers and improved financing is essential to any organization. A self insured workers compensation policy achieves both and can go a long way in ensuring the business’s long-term sustainability.

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