Construction companies and other businesses doing work in Pennsylvania are generally required to maintain workers compensation insurance coverage for their employees. This coverage may be obtained either through a private insurance company or, in some instances, through the State Workers Insurance Fund (SWIF).
Most companies are aware that they must carry workers compensation insurance for their own employees. However, a company might not know that it can be liable for additional premiums if subcontractors the company has engaged to perform work either do not have or have not provided evidence of valid workers compensation coverage for their own employees. Unfortunately, many companies first find out that the subcontractors have failed in their obligations when they are facing an audit by their private insurer or SWIF.
If your company is facing a workers compensation insurance audit in Pennsylvania, it is important to seek professional guidance on how to respond to the audit. If you have received a request for an audit, received an audit result, or otherwise need assistance with the audit process, please contact firm partner, Paul H, Schultz, Esquire at (215) 567-1530 or via email at [email protected]. Mr. Schultz has handled numerous workers compensation insurance matters and can assist you and your company.
Published September 13, 2017