Does Workers Compensation Cover Sole Proprietors, Partners And Corporate Officers?

Sole proprietors and partners are considered employers, not employees, and are not covered by your policy. Sole proprietors and partners can be added to the policy by endorsement. Payroll for all sole proprietors and partners is currently assessed at $15,600 per year. Corporate officers are considered employees of the corporation and must be covered. An exception is made for corporations when there are no more than two owners of the corporation who are also the only employees of the corporation. Currently, payroll for corporate officers is based on actual payroll, subject to a minimum of $250 per week and a maximum of $500 per week.

The information on this page is meant to provide a general overview of the law. The laws in your state and/or city may deviate significantly from those described here. If you have specific questions related to your situation you should speak with a local attorney.

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