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Connecticut Workers Compensation Laws

Workers compensation policy law, rules and information for the State of Connecticut

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State:  Connecticut

Updated:  01-10-2017

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 no state fund.

Assigned Risk:  Connecticut assigned risk plans and reinsurance pools are administered by NCCI.

Numerical Exceptions:  None

Individual Waivers Allowed:  Yes

Small Deductible Program:
  • Allowed:  Yes - However it is optional that insurance carriers make available
  • Deductible Range:  $1,000 - $10,000
  • Type:  Medical and Indemnity
  • Effect on Experience Rating:  Gross
  • Available In:  Voluntary and Residual Market
  • For More Information About How Deductible Programs Work

Sole Proprietor:  Excluded from coverage/may elect to be included. If included the rating payroll used is $60,700 a year as of 1-1-2012, $60,900 as of 1-1-2013, $61,600 as of 1-1-2014, $61,100 as of 1-1-2015. $67,200 as of 1-1-2017.

Partners:  Included in coverage/may elect to be excluded. If included the rating payroll used is $60,700 a year as of 1-1-2012, $60,900 as of 1-1-2013, $61,600 as of 1-1-2014, $61,100 as of 1-1-2015. $67,200 as of 1-1-2017.

Corporate Officers:  Included in coverage/may elect to be exempt. If included the minimum rating payroll used is $950 per week and the maximum payroll is $1,600 per week as of 1-1-2012, $1,150/$1,900 as of 1-1-2013, $1,200/$2,300 as of 1-1-2014, $1,200/$2,400 as of 1-1-2015. $1,300/$2,600 as of 1-1-2017.

LLC Members:  Members of LLC's that contain only one member are considered excluded but they may elect to be included. Members of a multi-member LLC are considered to be included unless they have elected to be excluded. This is according to section 31-275 and clarified from confusion by memo 2003-3. If included the minimum rating payroll used is $950 per week and the maximum payroll is $1,600 per week as of 1-1-2012, $1,150/$1,900 as of 1-1-2013, $1,200/$2,300 as of 1-1-2014, $1,200/$2,400 as of 1-1-2015. $1,300/$2,600 as of 1-1-2017.

Use this link to access:  Connecticut State Exclusion and Inclusion Forms - (this link will take you to a page on the Connecticut State website. Once there scroll down to find Form 6B, 6B-1 and instructions.)

A Note About Forms:  Be sure to check with your insurance company for any additional forms they may use for exclusion or inclusion of coverage.

Contractors:  Please refer specific questions concerning contractors to the State Authority shown below. Also note special rules may apply to the application of inclusion or exclusion for contractors and those in the contracting business.

Special Notes:  No Notes

Experience Rating Eligibility:  Employers in Connecticut will become eligible for an experience modification rate or EMR when they meet one of these triggers:
  • $11,000 in policy premium is generated during the last year or last two years.
  • $5,500 is the average policy premium generated for more than two years.

Connecticut Workers Compensation Subrogation:  Connecticut addresses the subrogation of workers compensation in their State Statute 31-293. This Statute can be viewed online. You can navigate directly to this statute by using the link we've provided below. Just click the link and it will take you to 31-293.

Subrogation Statute - Connecticut

Connecticut Workers In Other States; Other States Workers In Connecticut; Extraterritorial; Reciprocity; Non-Compliance:  Connecticut does not specifically address extraterritorial provisions. However you can find a reference under section 31-275 where they define an "Employee" as 9 (B) "Employee" shall not be construed to include: (vi) Any person who is not a resident of this state but is injured in this state during the course of his employment, unless such person 1. works for an employer who has a place of employment or facility located in this stte at which such person spends at least 50% of his employment time, or 2. works for an employer pursuant to an employment contract to be performed primarily in this state." 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. We've provided the below general information about extraterritorial and reciprocity as a basic guide. Please contact your state authority with your specific questions concerning this topic!

  • Extraterritorial: 
    • Provisions: No
    • Duration: NA
  • Reciprocity: 
    • Allowed: No
  • Specific Statute or Reference:  Connecticut 31.275;
  • For More Information Contact:  Connecticut Workers Compensation Commission as shown below

Regulated By: 

Connecticut Insurance Department
P.O. Box 816
Hartford, CT 06142-0816

Connecticut Workers' Compensation Commission
Capitol Place
21 Oak Street, Fourth Floor
Hartford, Connecticut 06106
tel 860-493-1500
fax 860-247-1361

Workers Compensation Statute: 

Connecticut Workers Compensation Statute

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Information on this page is provided only as a reference. While we strive to mantain accurate information on this site please realize workers compensation laws are complicated and subject to change at any time. No warranty as to the accuracy or completeness of this information is provided or to be implied. You must verify this data before use with the individual governing authority for this state. If you need help with a workers compensation problem or have a specific situation or question please contact our office. Otherwise please consult your states governing authority or an attorney in your state of residency for assistance.

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