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Wednesday, December 19, 2012

NJ Workers Compensation Premiums Go Up for 2013

NJ Compensation Rating and Inspection Bureau has announced rate increases for 2013 as follows:

Revision of Rates and Rating Values – Effective January 1, 2013

The Commissioner of Banking and Insurance (“Commissioner”) has approved an 8.3%
increase in manual rates and rating values applicable to New Jersey workers compensation and employers liability insurance effective January 1, 2013 on a new and renewal basis.


New Jersey law mandates application of separate policyholder surcharges to finance the

Second Injury and Uninsured Employers’ Funds. Based on the Department of Labor and Workforce Development’s estimate of 2013 Fund requirements, the policyholder surcharge percentages effective January 1, 2013, on a new and renewal basis to be applied to the modified premium are:

Second Injury Fund 6.76%

Uninsured Employers’ Fund 0.00%

Read more about "premiums" and Workers' Compensation:

Sep 21, 2011
The team also discovered that for the entire 35-year timeframe of the study, rising premium rates were closely linked with the Dow Jones Industrial Average or Treasury bonds. As either the Dow or interest rates on Treasury ...
Jul 18, 2012
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that for the first time in four years, New York State employers will see a reduction in workers' compensation premium rates. The Governor asked for a reconsideration of the ...
Nov 13, 2012
The study, of what it calls "skyrocketing rates" yielding higher premiums, reveals that higher premiums are instead associated with decreases in the Dow Jones Industrial Average and interest rates on U.S. Treasury bonds.

Jon L.Gelman of Wayne NJ, helping injured workers and their families for over 4 decades, is the author NJ Workers’ Compensation Law (West-Thompson) and co-author of the national treatise, Modern Workers’ Compensation Law (West-Thompson).