Sole proprietors and owner-operators are exempt from Workers' Compensation coverage requirements in Wisconsin and are not considered to be employees, but may elect to cover themselves as employees. In most cases, workers employed by a sole proprietor must have Workers' Compensation coverage in Wisconsin.
Workers' Compensation coverage in Wisconsin is available through insurance agents or brokers who are licensed to sell commercial insurance within the state. Online insurance portals, such as CoverWallet, provide a valuable resource for business insurance by offering not just Workers' Compensation coverage but also other key insurance coverages for your business.
Rates for Workers' Compensation coverage vary for each business depending upon the industry type, your business's safety and claims record, and your payroll. Wisconsin uses an independent bureau to help determine rates according to the risk in each industry. CoverWallet can provide a quote for your business.
Wisconsin Workers' Compensation insurance provides coverage for medical costs due to a work-related injury or occupational illness. Temporary disability benefits are available as well, providing up to two-thirds of pre-disability wages if you are temporarily unable to work due to a workplace injury.
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Being a small business presents several challenges that may need more assistance. While CoverWallet provides you the best insurance, you can also consider these references to further support your small business:
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