Underwriting Authority & Standardized Credit Programs

Depending on state regulation (as always) carriers may have scheduled rating factors (credit/debit) they can apply to adjust pricing of a WC quote. These scheduled deviations should be justifiable (e.g. the insured has a fleet safety program, warranting a 10% scheduled credit be applied) but are sometimes swayed by the need to arrive at the right bottom-line cost of coverage to win the account and are therefore important to be aware of as a person selling insurance. This post provides a basic overview of this information along with available standardized credit programs.

Published 2016-09-22 12:55:23 to Pricing Factors of Workers' Comp

Experience Mods & Merit Ratings

In this post we will cover the basics of Experience and Merit ratings. Although we have limited availability for this data, it is critical to have a basic working knowledge of what these ratings represent, how they are created and where they factor in to the overall cost of a Workers Comp policy.

Published 2016-09-22 12:01:01 to Pricing Factors of Workers' Comp

Overview of Voluntary, Assigned Risk & Markets of Last Resort

In this post we'll give you a basic overview of the various Workers Comp markets, which relates to how coverage is placed for an insured - were they voluntarily written by a carrier in the private market or was the prospect forced to apply for coverage via the state to have insurance 'assigned' to their account?

Published 2016-09-22 10:44:37 to Pricing Factors of Workers' Comp

Overview of Loss Costs & Loss Cost Multipliers

What is a Loss Cost? What is a Loss Cost Multiplier? As a Commercial Insurance Producer, why is this information important to me? Grab that 'world's best insurance agent' mug, fill it up with some cheap office coffee and lets get cracking.

Published 2016-08-01 10:09:19 to Pricing Factors of Workers' Comp