Utah workers compensation policy information for the State of Utah

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State: Utah

Updated: Rating Payroll 07-05-2023

Authority/State Rating Bureau: NCCI

National Council on Compensation Insurance (NCCI)
901 Peninsula Corporate Circle
Boca Raton, FL 33487-1362

Compulsory: Yes

Private Insurance: Allowed

Self-Insurance: Allowed

State Fund: There is a competitive state fund, Workers Compensation Fund of Utah. Contact at: Workers Compensation Fund of Utah

Workers Compensation Fund of Utah (WCF)
392 East 6400 South
Murray, Utah 84107
801-288-8000 or 800-446-2667
Fax 801-288-8372

Assigned Risk: Operated by the Workers Compensation Fund of Utah. See above state fund for contact information.

Assigned Risk Contact Information: Workers Compensation Fund of Utah – Utah Assigned Risk Market ; Use this link to contact the Assigned Risk Plan, Pool or Residual Market Administrator for Colorado.

Numerical Exceptions:None. All employers are required to carry workers’ compensation insurance except for the following employer/employee work situations: some employers of agricultural laborers, casual or domestic workers, real estate brokers, sole proprietors and partners. Directors or officers of a corporation are considered employees and must exclude themselves from coverage through an insurance company. If you have a question about insurance coverage please call the Labor Commission at 530-6800 or toll free (800) 530-5090 and ask for the Policy Section.

Individual Waivers Allowed: No/span>

Small Deductible Program Details:
Allowed: Yes – However it is optional that insurance carriers make available
Deductible Range: $500 – $5,000
Type: Medical and Indemnity
Effect on Experience Rating: Gross
Available In: Voluntary Markets
For More Information About How Deductible Programs Work

Sole Proprietor: Excluded from coverage/may elect to be included – Included sole proprietors workers compensation payroll for rating purposes is set at $38,800 as of 12-1-11, $39,600 as of 12-1-2012, $40,700 as of 12-1-2013. $41,100 as of 12-1-2014. $42,200 as of 12-1-2015. $42,500 as of 12-1-2016. $45,700 as of 1-1-2019. $47,600 as of 12-1-2020. $49,600 as of 1-1-2021. $54,000 as of 1-1-2022. $58,800 as of 1-1-2023. A sole proprietorship or partnership, with no employees other than the sole proprietor or partners, is not required to purchase workers’ compensation insurance However, if you are a sole proprietor or a partner and contracting for work through a general contractor, you or the general contractor will be required to provide a workers’ compensation insurance policy.

Partners: Excluded from coverage/may elect to be included – Included partners workers compensation payroll for rating purposes is set at $38,800 as of 12-1-11, $39,600 as of 12-1-2012, $40,700 as of 12-1-2013. $41,100 as of 12-1-2014. $42,200 as of 12-1-2015. $42,500 as of 12-1-2016. $45,700 as of 1-1-2019. $47,600 as of 12-1-2020. $49,600 as of 1-1-2021. $54,000 as of 1-1-2022. $58,800 as of 1-1-2023.  See sole proprietor for special information concerning contractors.

Corporate Officers: Included in coverage/may elect to be exempt – When included corporate officer rating payroll is banded between a minimum of $39,000 and a maximum of $156,000 as of 12-1-11, $41,600 / $161,200 as of 12-1-2013. $41,600 / $166,400 as of 12-1-2014. $41,600 / $166,400 as of 12-1-2015. $800 min / $3,300 max per week as of 12-1-2016. $900 min / $3,500 max per week as of 1-1-2019. $900 min / $3,700 max per week as of 1-1-2020. $950 min / $3,800 max per week as of 1-1-2021. $1,050/$4,200 as of 1-1-2022. $1,150/$4,500 as of 1-1-2023. Special Note: In 2013 the Utah legislature amended the workers compensation act to allow corporations with NO employees except directors and officers to file a coverage exclusion with the Labor Commission to exclude themselves from the act. No more than five directors and or officers may exclude. Construction contractors are not eligible for this exclusion but may apply for a workers compensation waiver.

LLC Members: Treated as partners.

Election or Rejection:

Access to Utah Corporate Exclusion
Access to Utah Coverage Waiver

Contact the Labor Commission of Utah for more information on coverage waivers and corporate exclusions or with any other questions you may have about exclusion and inclusion.

Notes About Forms: Be sure to check with your insurance company for additional forms they may use for inclusion and exclusion.

Contractors: A general contractor now has the responsibility of making sure that all his/her subcontractors, including sole proprietors, partners and corporate officers have workers’ compensation coverage. If workers compensation is not provided by the subcontractor then the subcontractor becomes an employee of the general contractor for workers’ compensation purposes only and coverage must be provided under the general’s policy. The subcontractor, if a sole proprietor, partner or corporate officer, may also apply for an exemption through the Workers’ Compensation Fund of Utah.

Special Notes:An employer can insure his/her workers in one of three ways:

  • By purchasing insurance from any private insurance carrier authorized by the Insurance Department to write workers’ compensation insurance in Utah. An employer can contact their personal insurance agent who handles their auto, home or business liability insurance to see if they can write a workers’ compensation policy for their company. Most insurance companies can write workers’ compensation insurance in Utah.
  • By purchasing insurance through the Workers’ Compensation Fund of Utah, a quasigovernmental entity, which is required by law to provide workers’ compensation insurance to any employer in the state of Utah upon payment of the premium.
  • By being self-insured to pay workers’ compensation directly to employees. Employers who wish to become self-insured must make application through the Labor Commission of Utah. Only very large employers usually meet the minimum requirement of $10 million net worth to qualify for self-insurance.

The state of Utah does not allow group insurance.

If you are not a Utah employer, you are required to contact the Labor Commission of Utah to determine the requirements for workers’ compensation coverage and whether your state has a reciprocity agreement with Utah.

Experience Rating Eligibility: Employers in Utah will receive an experience modification rate or EMR when they meet one of these triggers:

  • $7,000 in policy premium is generated during the last year or last two years.
  • $3,500 is the average policy premium generated for more than two years.

Utah Workers Compensation Subrogation: The State of Utah provides information about workers compensation subrogation in it’s state statute 34-A-2-106. It is found under the Utah Labor Code. This statute is known as; Injuries or death caused by wrongful acts of persons other than employer, officer, agent, or employee of employer — Rights of employer or insurance carrier in cause of action — Maintenance of action — Notice of intention to proceed against third party — Right to maintain action not involving employee-employer relationship — Disbursement of proceeds of recovery — Exclusive remedy. It’s easy to view this code online, just use the link we’ve provided below and it will take you directly to this Utah statute.

Utah Workers Compensation Subrogation Statute

Utah Workers In Other States; Other States Workers In Utah; Extraterritorial; Reciprocity; Non-Compliance: Make sure you contact the Utah Labor Commission for information on how workers compensation coverage for Utah workers working in other states and how other workers working in Utah is required. Compliance of workers compensation laws varies from state to state and it is important for an employer with workers performing duties in other states to be aware of the specific state rules that govern their coverage. Again, be sure to contact your state authority with your specific questions concerning this topic!

For More Information on this topic Contact: Labor Commission of Utah </span

Regulated By: Labor Commission of Utah

Division of Industrial Accidents
160 East 300 South, 3rd Floor, P.O. Box 146610
Salt Lake City, UT 84114-6610
Utah Labor Commission

Workers compensation statute can be found here: Use this link to access Utah statutes.

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