Workers' Compensation Insurance for Cannabis

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Why do Cannabis Workers need
Workers' Compensation Insurance?

Comply with state laws
Comply with state laws
Avoid fines
Avoid fines
Protect your employees
Protect your employees
Protection from lawsuits
Protection from lawsuits

...'cause they can get hurt

  Common Cannabis related injuries

  • Slipping or tripping and falling
  • Repetitive motion injuries
  • Exposure to mold, pesticides, and other toxins
  • Interactions between water and electricity

Cannabis and medical marijuana is an exciting industry in the midst of rapid growth. There's a lot of hands-on specialized labor involved. From growing and harvesting the plants in the green houses to extracting the oils in production, a lot of specialized labor, knowledge and skill are required. Like all other processes involving machinery, accidents can happen. Make sure your workers are protected.

What type of injuries does
Workers' Comp Insurance cover?

Workers' comp insurance covers both the employer and the injured worker. Like all types of insurance, it acts as a safety net in case of an accident.

If a worker gets hurt on the job, the insurance company will help cover the costs associated with their care so the worker is well taken care of until they return to work.

Since the company had a workers comp policy, they do not need to pay anything towards the bills.

What will Cannabis Insurance pay for?

  • Medical bills
  • Rehab and therapy expenses
  • Lost wages and disability benefits
  • Funeral cost
Medical supplies for injured workers

How much does Workers' Comp Insurance
for Cannabis Workers cost?

What's the cost based on?

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The National Council of Compensation Insurance (NCCI) sets a fixed rate for every industry.

The rate is based on the level of risk for that job description.

Premiums are primarily calculated by using your payroll numbers and your NCCI class code.

Common Classifications for Cannabis

0035 - Cannabis Farming

4825 - Processing of Cannabis into CBD Oil or Products

8045 - Cannabis Dispensary - Retail

8047 - Cannabis Dispensary - Wholesale

8832 - Medical Cannabis/Marijuana

Don't see your business classification?
We're here to help. Call or text 866-338-8823.

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Helpful tips to save money

Choosing Cannabis insurance services may sound simple, but doing it wrong can be very costly. Here’s how to save money:

Classify workers correctly

Classify your workers correctly
For example - Employees who do clerical work have a different code (8810). Lumping them together with manual labors will increase your premium.

Don't underestimate your payroll

Don't underestimate your payroll
You will be expected to pay the difference at the end of the policy.

Have a clear process to report claims

Have a clear process to report claims
...and make sure your employees know about it. This will make the entire experience easier for all involved. 

Report every incident

Report every incident
- even if it didn't result in a large injury. Some things which seem insignificant can snowball into costly issues.

Prepare for your audit

Prepare for your audit
Every policy is audited at the end of 12 months. Keep your payroll records and files neat so you don't have issues later!

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FAQ's on Workers' Comp for Cannabis Workers

How quickly can I get my certificate of insurance?

Certificates are usually issued 24 hours after the policy is bound.
Let us know if you need it quicker and we will rush it.

We grow and cultivate cannabis. Occasionally, our employees also deliver our product to local dispensaries. Are our drivers included in our workers compensation policy? 

Yes. However it is important that the underwriters are aware that employees do sometimes make these deliveries.

Why use Kickstand to
get workers' comp insurance?

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Unlike other online insta-quote systems,
here your quote is reviewed by experts

Why does it matter?

  • Avoid surprise bills at audit
  • Make sure all your employees are properly covered
  • Protect yourself from lawsuits

What do we check?

  • Business categorized correctly
  • Employees job roles
  • Special discount opportunities

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