Who Needs Workers Compensation Insurance

Owning a business is a dream for many people. When you do own a business, there are many things that you need to take into consideration that you may not have thought about. For those in the Boise, ID area, one thing could be the need for workers compensation. There are several situations in which you will need to have a worker’s compensation policy.

Business with Employees

Workers compensation insurance is a requirement by law in almost every state in the United States. In the state of Idaho, all businesses that have one or more employee is required by law to carry workers compensation insurance. In fact, you are required to have the full policy in effect before your first employee even starts working for you.  

Contract Employees

Even if a business does not necessarily have direct employees, they still may be required to have Workers Compensation Insurance if they have employees hired on a contract or temporary basis. All employees will need to be covered.  If you have received the employees from a temporary placement or contract-consulting agency, they may be covered under the other company policy.  In these situations, you may not need to pay for the insurance, but it is important that you confirm that all employees are covered.  

Volunteers or Interns

Many businesses also receive seasonal help from volunteers or interns that are looking to gain experience. While these employees may not receive any form of compensation or other benefits, you are still taking on risk when they are at your place of business. Because of this, you will need to have a worker’s compensation policy in place to cover them, unless they are covered by a different program.

For businesses in the Boise, ID area that are trying to figure out their insurance needs, working with Fuhriman Insurance Agency could be a great option.  Fuhriman Insurance Agency will help you better understand your requirements and help you get a sufficient policy.