Workers' Compensation Insurance for Wholesalers & Retailers

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Why do wholesalers and retail stores 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

Searching for workers compensation for wholesalers and retailers? With our policy, you can feel more comfortable and confident about risk management and coverage for injured employees.

  Common retail worker injuries

  • Slips and falls
  • Bruises, fractures, and broken bones
  • Repetitive strain injuries

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 Wholesalers & Retail Workers' Comp 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 wholesalers and retail stores 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 Wholesalers & Retailers

8001 - Store: Florist & Drivers

8002 - Automobile & Car Rental Company

8006 - Self-Service Gasoline Station With Convenience/Grocery Shop

8008 - Store: Clothing, Apparel or Dry Goods

8010 - Store: Hardware

8013 - Store: Jewelry, Hearing Aids, Eye Glasses

8015 - Quick Printing-Copying or Duplicating Service

8017 - Retail Store

8018 - Wholesale Store

8018 - eCommerce & Mail Order

8033 - Supermarket / Grocery

8037 - Superstores And Warehouse Clubs

8039 - Department Store - Retail

8044 - Store: Furniture

8045 - Pharmacy

8293 - Warehouse - Furniture Moving & Storage

7360 - Freight Forwarding & Handling7

360 - Third Party Logistics / 3PL


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Helpful tips to save money

Choosing wholesalers & retail workers compensation 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 wholesalers and retail stores

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 sell retail through e-commerce websites and operate out of a warehouse setting without a brick and mortar storefront. How should we classify our business?

Due to the operations primarily occurring in a warehouse setting the applicable class code would be 8018 Wholesale and not 8017 Retail.

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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