Client Benefits of using Simple Work Comp

Saves You Money

Your bottom line is our top priority. No one saves you more time and money than Simple Work Comp. We leverage our nationwide buying power to provide you with the most affordable insurance solutions and pass the savings on to you.

We shop all carriers on your behalf for the best service and pricing possible. Our vast client base provides us with the leverage and buying power to negotiate your rate and bind coverage… even for high-risk customers who pay excessive premiums.

Industry Leader

As a PEO Broker, our nationwide network of underwriters and affiliates allows us access to rates and programs that locally owned insurance agencies do not have.  Our status is in the forefront of the workers’ comp industry, remaining well-informed on all workers’ comp topics as they unfold on both state and federal levels.

A+ Rated Customer Service

Our clients enjoy our A+ Rating in Customer Satisfaction.  You’ll be on a first name basis with your personal service representative who understands your business as well as your specific insurance needs and requirements.

We’ll Pay Your Agent

Tell your insurance agent you want access to the best rates and services, and we will actually pay your agent lifetime commission on all services purchased through Simple Work Comp.

Proven Track Record

Our proven track record coupled with 20 years of securing quality insurance services for thousands of businesses nationwide ensures you’ll get coverage and service you deserve.

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Florida Workers Comp Increase Nullified

Judge Gievers Overturns Sept. 26th Workers Comp Increase Ruling

Florida Wokers Comp Increase nullified as Judge Karen Gievers gave Florida Business Owners an early Christmas present this year. The much anticipated workers compensation rate increase of 14.5% was overturned increase which was slated to begin December 1, 2016.  While this is a boost for Florida Business Owners, it may be a short-lived victory as as the NCCI moves to appeal the decision.

Florida Wokers Comp Increase Nullified

Judge Karen Gievers has overturned Florida September 26th ruling which had granted the Florida Office of Insurance Regulation (OIR) contingent approval for an overall statewide workers’ compensation rate increase of 14.5 percent.  This increase was to take effect Dec. 1, 2016, and was in response to two recent Supreme Court rulings undoing reforms passed in 2003 and rocking the state’s workers’ compensation system.

Judge Gievers stated that there was “concise and convincing evidence” that NCCI and OIR conducted illegal meetings that excluded the public, shutting them out of meaningful participation in the rate-making process; a process that that the NCCI is required to conduct in public meetings, following proper public notice. A series of illegal. Gievers wrote; “NCCI was aware of the statutory requirement for public meetings, but instead of complying tried to delegate its way out of the Sunshine even though it was providing the same rate filing proposal envisioned by the statutes.” She further added that OIR’s approval of the 14.5% rate increase was based on the “already inescapably tainted information” NCCI compiled during secret deliberations, the ruling states. NCCI maintains it is not subject to the state’s Sunshine Law. “The office is still in the process of reviewing it to determine next steps,” said OIR spokeswoman Amy Bogner, who declined further comment.

Article Author: Work Comp Central. Read the entire article as published in Work Comp Central’s Website.

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New York Corporate Workers Compensation

Created for New York Based Companies

New York Corporate Workers CompensationObtaining affordable New York Corporate Workers Compensation for low risk “white-collar” employees can be fairly easy. Simple Work Comp provides Workers Compensation for New York based business with 20 or more employees. Our white collar workers compensation programs are designed specifically for companies employing employees with low-risk job descriptions. Such coverage pertains to employees performing professional, managerial and/or administrative tasks, and work that is performed in an office environment. Additionally, corporate office employees SIC Class 8810 can also apply to credit unions trust companies and banks, as well as and some non-banking institutions such as free-standing payday advance and/or check cashing businesses provided these are the only operations being conducted on the premises.

Rates on New York Corporate Workers Compensation

New York is a competitive market for workers compensation insurance. However, our nationwide underwriters can provide the most affordable New York Corporate Workers Compensation Insurance available for SIC Class 8810 employers.

In addition to their very competitive rates, our underwriters provide quality work comp protection, and facilitate all workers compensation related tasks for you business. You can further reduce your New York workers compensation rates by bundling some of human resources tasks with your workers compensation insurance.

For more information on our New York Workers Compensation Insurance services, please call us at 1-866-684-5684.

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Options for Florida Workers Compensation Increase

Florida Workers Compensation & Your Options

Florida Workers Compensation carriers will be hiking rates across the board starting December 1, 2016  in accordance with the Supreme Court Workers Comp Ruling. All Florida businesses will be effected, and all will experience higher workers compensation costs.

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There are options for businesses needing Florida Workers Compensation Insurance.

Many business owners don’t know that working with a PEO (professional employer organization) such as Simple Work Comp enables them to obtain affordable workers comp insurance, while saving money and time on menial administrative tasks such as payroll, unemployment claims and other day to day hassles.

What does a PEO do for me and my business?

Look at all the advantages of using a PEO (below) vs. doing it yourself, or paying and employee to do it.

  • provides affordable workers comp coverage.
  • handles all work comp issues for you when they arise, such as claims etc.
  • does your entire payroll for you, and submits all payroll taxes.
  • offers direct deposit for employees and managers/owners.
  • handles all unemployment related issues for you, such as claims.

Add value to your business – Improve your bottom line.

In any business, at the end of the day it’s usually about the bottom line. Look at all the advantages of using a PEO vs. what your paying now. Improve the value of your business by trimming the fat. PEOs have been providing business owners with outstanding advantages for over 20 years in Florida. There are options in Florida for all business owners needing workers compensation coverage.

Give us a call today at 1-866-684-5684 for a no hassle PEO quote.

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Florida Work Comp Increase 14.5%

Florida Work Comp Increase

A contingent Florida Work Comp Increase has been approved. Florida’s Office of Insurance Regulation (OIR) weighed in and given contingent approval for an overall statewide workers’ compensation rate increase of 14.5 percent to take effect Dec. 1, 2016. The rate increase is in response to two recent Supreme Court rulings undoing reforms passed in 2003 and rocking the state’s workers’ compensation system.

In the Sept. 27 order, OIR disapproved the National Council on Compensation Insurance’s (NCCI) filings for an increase of 19.6 on behalf of Florida workers’ comp insurers, saying that amount of an increase on new, renewal and outstanding policies was simply not justified. Instead, OIR said NCCI could submit a revised filing for a 14.5 percent increase.

“After a thorough review of the workers’ compensation insurance rate filing submitted by the [NCCI] and careful consideration of hundreds of public comments and testimony received from interested stakeholders, [OIR] has issued an order that gives contingent approval to an overall combined average statewide rate increase of 14.5 percent versus the requested 19.6 percent,” OIR said in its statement.

OIR said approval of the revised rate increase is contingent on NCCI amending the filing to include the recommended changes stipulated within the order. The amended rate filing must be filed with OIR for review and approval no later than Oct. 4, 2016. NCCI said it would review the order and respond “in a timely manner.”

NCCI’s rate filing was originally submitted in May of this year and amended in June to address the impact of the three recent legal changes, including two Florida Supreme court case decisions (Castellanos v. Next Door Company and Westphal v. City of St. Petersburg) and legislatively-mandated updates to the Florida Workers’ Compensation Health Care Provider Reimbursement Manual (HCPR Manual).

OIR said if NCCI submits the required amended rate filing and the Florida Work Comp Increase of 14.5% is subsequently approved, the individual rate impacts will include:

  • A 10.1 percent statewide average rate increase for the April 28 Florida Supreme Court decision in the case of Castellanosv. Next Door Company, which  found the mandatory attorney fee schedule in Section 440.34, Florida Statutes, unconstitutional as a violation of due process under both the Florida and United States Constitutions.
  • A 2.2 percent  statewide average rate increase for the June 9 Florida Supreme Court decision in the case of Westphal v. City of St. Petersburg, in which the Florida Supreme Court found the 104-week statutory limitation on temporary total disability benefits in Section 440.15(2)(a), Florida Statutes, unconstitutional because it causes a statutory gap in benefits in violation of an injured worker’s constitutional right of access to courts. The Supreme Court reinstated the 260-week limitation in effect prior to the 1994 law change.
  • A 1.8 percent statewide average rate increase related to updates within the Florida Workers’ Compensation HCPR Manual per Senate Bill 1402. The manual became effective on July 1, 2016.

The new Florida Work Comp Increase would become effective on Dec. 1 for new and renewal business, with no change in rates for current in-force policies, despite NCCI’s recommendation that it be applied on a prorata basis for the remainder of each policy term.

OIR also noted in the order that if an increase in litigation activity continues or further escalates, as has been the case since the Supreme Court’s Castellanos ruling, and has the effect of extending claim duration’s, delaying return to work and possibly creating inefficiencies in the system, then there could be a more substantial increase in workers’ compensation costs in the near future.

Reactions to Florida Work Comp Increase

Employer groups acknowledged that the recent court rulings meant the state had to raise rates. However, that does not mean they are pleased. They maintain that the higher rates will help trial lawyers, not workers.

“Putting job creators and injured workers first is the right thing to do to keep Florida’s workers’ compensation system working. Unfortunately, the Florida Supreme Court’s ruling is not about safety or protecting workers. The effect of the Castellanos decision is to raise costs for no other reason than so plaintiff trial lawyers can raise fees,” said Mark Wilson, president and CEO of the Florida Chamber of Commerce.

The Chamber said that for employers, the rate increase is particularly troublesome because many small businesses haven’t budgeted for higher rates.

The National Federation of Independent Businesses had a similar reaction.

“While the commissioner has done what was necessary in response to the Supreme Court undoing legislation that capped attorney’s fees and maintained reasonable rates, our small business owners will be paying the price,” NFIB/Florida Executive Director Bill Herrle.

He said NFIB will seek legislation to reform the workers’ compensation market.

Insurance carriers will be pressing lawmakers for change as well.

“We continue to support the 2003 reforms to Florida’s workers’ compensation system that protected employees and controlled costs for employers prior to the rulings,” said Logan McFaddin, regional manager for the Property Casualty Insurers Association of America (PCI). “We must work with Florida lawmakers on solid solutions to ensure we can return to a vibrant marketplace in Florida where injured workers can get the care they need, while at the same time, workers’ compensation costs do not hinder employers and employees. We need a workers’ compensation system in Florida that we all can rely on.”

Lawyers representing injured workers said they were disappointed in the OIR ruling and accused OIR Commissioner David Altmaier of missing an opportunity to protect both workers and employers.

“He could have rejected the insurance industry’s secretive ploy for corporate welfare to line its own pockets, all while falsely blaming a workers’ compensation rate hike on two court rulings that don’t actually make any rate change necessary,” said Mark Touby, president of Florida Workers’ Advocates. “Insurance companies like to point blame at lawyers, but we agree with Florida’s business community that this unwarranted 14.5 percent increase in premiums will have a damaging impact on employers across our state.”

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Florida Workers Compensation Agents

Workers Compensation Agents in Florida

employee leasing guru, floridaFlorida Workers Compensation Agents will soon face many challenges in the wake of the recent Florida Supreme Court ruling. Industry leaders and workers compensation underwriters have newly raised concerns as to whether or not other large market states will use this ruling as a precedent. Meanwhile, Comp Brokers and Agencies are looking for alternative workers compensation solutions for their clients.

Writing new business and client retention have both been difficult in recent years. Now, with a significant increase in comp rates here in Florida, many agencies are exploring other avenues such as employee leasing and bundling products to protect and retain their comp clients, while others believe their business will not be very affected since the increase in statewide which in turn should keep the competitive playing field level.

Unlike other Workers Comp based businesses, Simple Work Comp expect their market share to grow substantially through its PEO and Employee Leasing programs. As Florida business owners begin to feel the financial squeeze of increased rates, they will be more accepting and open to unconventional ways in obtaining affordable workers compensation.

All Workers Compensation Agents should take the time to learn about employee leasing and how it benefits them and their clients more so than a straight-up comp policy. In the long run both Agents and their clients save a great deal of time using employee leasing. Neither have to deal with claims, compliance or other painstaking non-rewarding comp related issues.

Every Workers Compensation Agency can gain from exploring their options. Agents can learn more by clicking on the link below.

Comp Agents & Employee Leasing

For more information on how your Agency can benefit from working with us, please contact me directly at 813-684-5684, or ask to speak with one of our senior consultants.

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California Corporate Workers Compensation

Designed for California Based Businesses

California Corporate Workers CompensationSimple Work Comp specializes in providing California Corporate Workers Compensation for California based business with 20 or more employees. Our white collar workers compensation programs are designed specifically for companies employing employees with low-risk job descriptions. These positions are for employees performing professional, managerial and/or administrative tasks; tasks that are performed in an office environment. In addition to corporate office employees, SIC Class 8810 also applies to credit unions trust companies and banks and some non-banking institutions such as free-standing payday advance and/or check cashing businesses provided these are the only operations being conducted on the premises.

Rates on California Corporate Workers Compensation

Our nationwide network of underwriters ensures that we can provide the most affordable California Corporate Workers Compensation Insurance available for SIC Class 8810 employers. In addition to competitive rates, our underwriters provide some of the best protection and customer service in all of California. Workers compensation rates can be further reduced by bundling some of human resources tasks with your workers compensation insurance.

For more information on our California Corporate Workers Compensation Insurance services, please call us at 1866-684-5684.

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Florida Supreme Court Ruling

Workers Compensation Rate Increase 17.1%

Florida business owners may soon be paying nearly 20% more for their workers compensation coverage. In response to a recent decision from the Florida Supreme Court, the National Council on Compensation Insurance (NCCI) filed a 17.1 percent rate increase with the Florida Office of Insurance Regulation (OIR) on all new policies, as well as renewal and additional policies in effect on a “pro-rata” basis.

The Supreme Court’s decision is also expected to increase overall system costs in Florida for accidents that occurred prior to August 1, 2016 that are open or could be re-opened.  Unfortunately, the expected 17.1% mid-year across-the-board rate increase does not consider the retroactive impact of the Castellanos decision. The NCCI anticipates that this will create significant unfunded liability for the retroactive impact of the Castellanos decision.  Therefore, NCCI is still evaluating the expected retroactive impact at this time and MBA will update you again when additional information is available.

Lowering Workers Comp Rates – Use Employee Leasing

What is Employee Leasing?

The biggest misconception about “Employee Leasing” is its name, which implies “the leasing of employees”; the staffing by another party such as a “Temp Agency”, or “Staffing Company”.   This is not what an Employee Leasing Company does… not even close.

An Employee Leasing Company, aka PEO (Professional Employer Organization) is a firm that provides a service under which an employer can outsource employee administrative tasks, such as all payroll, employee benefits, workers’ compensation, risk/safety management and healthcare.  A PEO bundles all of these services together in one bill.

A key service provided by a PEO is securing work comp insurance coverage at a lower cost than their client can obtain on their own.

Benefits to Employer

Employers utilizing the services of a PEO are able to focus on the big picture of growing their business by eliminating day-to-day administrative tasks.  Small businesses have a better success rate when using a PEO.

  • Obtain High-Risk Work Comp
  • Compliance Assurance
  • Lower Premiums
  • Better Success Rate
  • Reduce Administrative Expenses

Is Employee Leasing right for your Florida Business?  Click here to learn more or call us at 1-866-684-5684.

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Work Comp Quotes Online

We’re making it easier for small business owners.

Simple Work Comp is pleased too announce that we’ve made it easier than ever to get fast workers compensation for business owners. Our objective is to provide you with the fastest service and flexible payment options available in the industry.

We have more choices for you than any other provider, and we can have your business insured at the most competitive prices available.

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What is a PEO Broker?

What is a PEO Broker, and how can they help my business?

What is a PEO Broker? A PEO allows you to eliminate labor and non-profitable administrative costs and task, and reduce the amount of paperwork and time dedicated to managing the administrative side of your business. There are a little more than 700 PEO service providers in the US.

Who is a PEO Broker?

The term PEO Broker is coined from other industries mostly because PEOs have not initially been brokered.

As the PEO’s desire to expand their client base across more industries and States within the US grew, many PEOs found most advantageous to team up with a sales force outside their organization.

PEOs decided they would pay a percentage of revenue to an outside salesforce rather than pay more salaries internally.  Another words, they are smartly exchanging a fixed cost for a variable cost and this cost is only realized once a client is on their books.

Not all PEOs allow brokers to offer their services.

There are some national PEOs such as ADP, Paychex or Insperity who only use their internal sales force.  They have spent tremendous advertisement dollars to make their name known.

These PEOs see less value in paying outside sales professionals a client acquisition fee.

A few other regional PEOs who do not partner with outside sales maintain their solution is so superior and specialized that they do not place high value in anyone other than their internally trained sales force.

This landscape is changing especially now when there is much consolidation and acquisitions among PEOs.

A PEO Broker or someone who can connect a client with a suitable PEO is a category of professional who performs this service in different capacities.

There are three essential types of professionals who can help you to connect with a PEO provider:

PEO BROKERS

These are firms who have made it their business to understand the wide differences among the many types of PEOs as well as the specific needs of the client.

Business Analysis

Small and medium size businesses have general common needs and also very company specific drivers.  PEO broker companies drill in to figure out what these company specific needs are to best pair the client with the proper PEO solution.

Broader Relationships

PEO broker companies have established relationships with all three types of PEOs (National, Regional and Niche).  The reason for this is the desire to be in a position to have at least one option for every client who is a fit for the PEO partnership.

PEO broker companies have more relationships in place than the other two types of PEO connectors most often finding themselves in a position to interact with the PEOs upper management and owners of the company.

PEO broker companies have most often over a dozen different PEO relationships.

One Set of Forms

Some PEO Broker companies have standardized the process for the benefit of the client offering a consolidated RFP questionnaire applicable to all PEOs which maintain the relationship.

Clients fill out only one set of forms and the PEO broker company alongside the PEOs do the rest.

Better Rates

Additional benefits from PEO broker companies include the ability to negotiate on the clients’ behalf.

Due to the larger volume of business the PEOs receive from PEO Broker companies and the favorable professional business relationship, the client is often in a position to get the most competitive rates.  This is further cemented by the knowledge the PEOs have that they are competing with other PEOs for the clients’ business.

For more information on how you can benefit from a PEO broker relationship call us at 1-866-684-5684.

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