Workers' Comp Coverage for woodworking Businesses

Wood product can be difficult risks to ensure. Many carriers don’t offer coverage for the industry. We’ve been helping business owners find easy and affordable coverage for over 15 years. Our experts understand the underwriting requirements from the insurance companies and we know how to negotiate the lowest rates on coverage. That’s why we’ve developed wood products programs designed to help you get the best rates and most flexible payment options.

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Workers' Compensation Codes Related to Wood Products

Employees are grouped into classification codes based on their job duties and work functions. The National Council on Compensation Insurance (NCCI) currently utilizes nearly 800 class codes to help insurance companies and agents categorize employees for rating purposes. Insurance companies set a base manual rate for each class code in order to begin pricing a policy.

Properly classifying workers is an important part of the quote process. Mis-classified employees can cost small businesses thousands of dollars. You could end up paying too much for coverage or owing more money after an annual audit.

Wood Products Insurance

Class Code 2710

Sawmills are engaged in sawing dimension lumber, boards, beams, timbers, shakes and related items. The may plane rough lumber to achieve uniformity in size.

Class Code 2714
Veneer Manufacturing

Companies that manufacture softwood veneer and soft plywood products.

Class Code 2735
Furniture Stock Manufacturing

This class encompasses businesses that manufacture various wood products for furniture. Completed products could includes table legs, chair parts, bed panels and related items. These products are typically made and shipped unfinished and unassembled. Equipment utilized to make products typically include ripsaws, cutting saws, planers and jointers.

Class Code 2759
Pallet Manufacturing

Companies engaged in manufacturing wood pallets, wood box shook, wood boxes, other wood containers, and wood parts for pallets and containers.

Class Code 2802
Carpentry- Shop- Trusses and Assembled Millwork

Establishments primarily engaged in manufacturing millwork. This class includes decorative wood molding, plaining mills, wood flooring mfg, wood shutters and similar wood products. Wood door and windows are included under this class code

Class Code 2883
Wood Furniture Manufacturing and Cabinet Shop

Companies engaged in furniture MFG, cabinet MFG, wood furniture MFG and Piano Cases.

Class Code 2881
Wood Sign Manufacturing

Companies that manufacture wood signs without the use of power machinery or without painting the signs.

Alternative State Class Codes for Wood Products:

Sometimes a state will deviate from the industry class code recommended by NCCI. Instead of the NCCI code, they may require the utilization of a state specific class code for certain business segments.

Synonyms: excavator, excavating, excavation, land clearing, land grading, site preparation contractors.


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How Does Workers' Comp Work?

Workers' comp coverage protects employees when injured. It makes good financial sense for both parties.

Injuries and accidents happen. A workers’ comp policy is a no-fault system that pays for these accidents and claims. It’s required by law in most states.

Coverage does not protect employers from everything. Sometimes employees and employers can be negligent.

In some instances, workers’ compensation coverage will not protect employers or employees from the legal liability resulting from a workplace injury.

How Much Does Woodworking Insurance Cost?

The average rate our customers pay for workers’ compensation under these class codes is around $3.35 per $100 of payroll. The average cost for a general liability insurance policy is about $2,400.00.

  • Work Comp is priced based on payroll
  • Your state and EMR Rating will affect your cost
  • The type of wood products can modify rates
  • Premium discounts and policy credits may apply
  • GL rates are based on sales (rated per $1000)
  • Gross revenue may affect pricing
  • The type of work done matters to underwriters
  • Prior clams and years in business affect pricing
  • SIC codes vary by industry

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