How Business Owners Can Get Back Overpayments Up To Several Hundred Thousand from Their Past Workers’ Compensation Insurance Companies

In the competitive landscape of New York’s construction industry, managing costs is a critical component of sustaining profitability and growth. Among the myriad expenses contractors face, workers’ compensation insurance premiums often represent a significant financial burden. However, many contractors might be unaware that they could be overpaying these premiums, sometimes to the tune of tens of thousands of dollars. Enter the BGES Group, a premier firm specializing in workers’ compensation premium recovery analysis, which offers a lifeline to contractors seeking to reclaim overpaid funds and optimize their insurance expenditure.

#### Understanding Workers’ Compensation Insurance

Workers’ compensation insurance is mandatory for employers in New York and provides coverage for employees who suffer work-related injuries or illnesses. The premiums for this insurance are calculated based on several factors, including payroll size, the nature of the work performed, and the company’s claims history. Given the complexity of these calculations and the frequent changes in regulations, errors in premium calculation are not uncommon.

#### Common Premium Calculation Errors

Errors in workers’ compensation premium calculations can stem from various sources:

1. **Misclassification of Employees:** Employees are often categorized into different classes based on their job duties, with each class carrying a different risk level and corresponding premium rate. Misclassifying employees into higher-risk categories can lead to significant overcharges.

2. **Experience Modification Rate (EMR) Errors:** The EMR adjusts premiums based on a company’s claims history compared to the industry average. Inaccuracies in the EMR calculation, often due to incorrect or incomplete claim data, can unfairly inflate premiums.

3. **Incorrect Payroll Reporting:** Overstating payroll amounts or not correctly segregating overtime pay can also result in higher premiums.

4. **Audit Discrepancies:** Annual audits by insurance companies can sometimes include errors or misinterpretations that lead to excessive charges.

#### The Role of BGES Group

The BGES Group specializes in identifying and rectifying these errors, ensuring that New York contractors are not overpaying their workers’ compensation insurance. Here’s how they help:

##### 1. **Comprehensive Audit and Analysis**

The BGES Group conducts a thorough review of a contractor’s workers’ compensation policies, classifications, payroll records, and claim histories. Their team of experts meticulously examines every detail to identify discrepancies and potential overcharges. This comprehensive audit includes:

– **Policy Review:** Scrutinizing past and current policies to ensure proper classification and rate application.

– **Payroll Analysis:** Verifying the accuracy of payroll data and its application in premium calculations.

– **Claims History Review:** Ensuring that all claims are correctly reported and accurately reflected in the EMR.

##### 2. **Experience Modification Rate (EMR) Optimization**

A significant part of premium calculations, the EMR, can be complex and prone to errors. The BGES Group analyzes the data used to compute the EMR, identifying mistakes and advising on steps to correct them. They work to ensure that the EMR accurately reflects the contractor’s actual claims experience, potentially lowering the premium.

##### 3. **Employee Classification Review**

Misclassification of workers can lead to higher premiums. The BGES Group reviews job classifications and ensures that employees are correctly categorized. If misclassifications are found, they work with the insurance company to reclassify employees appropriately, often resulting in substantial premium reductions.

##### 4. **Audit Representation and Dispute Resolution**

When discrepancies are found during an insurance company’s audit, the BGES Group represents the contractor in disputes. They provide the necessary documentation and expertise to challenge incorrect charges, ensuring that contractors are not unfairly penalized.

##### 5. **Ongoing Monitoring and Compliance**

Beyond the initial recovery, the BGES Group offers ongoing support to ensure that contractors remain compliant and avoid future overcharges. They provide regular reviews and updates, adapting to changes in regulations and market conditions to maintain optimal premium rates.

#### Why Choose BGES Group?

Several factors set the BGES Group apart in the field of workers’ compensation premium recovery:

– **Expertise and Experience:** With years of experience and a deep understanding of the insurance industry, BGES Group brings unparalleled expertise to the table.

– **Client-Centric Approach:** BGES Group prioritizes client needs, offering personalized services tailored to each contractor’s unique situation.

– **Proven Track Record:** A history of successful recoveries and satisfied clients underscores the efficacy of their methods.

– **Comprehensive Services:** From initial audit to ongoing support, BGES Group provides end-to-end solutions ensuring long-term benefits for contractors.

#### Conclusion

For New York contractors grappling with high workers’ compensation insurance costs, the BGES Group offers a beacon of hope. Their meticulous approach to workers’ compensation premium recovery analysis not only identifies and rectifies costly errors but also empowers contractors to optimize their insurance spending. By recovering overpaid premiums and ensuring accurate future payments, BGES Group helps contractors redirect valuable resources towards growth and development. In an industry where every dollar counts, partnering with BGES Group could be the key to unlocking significant financial relief and enhancing overall operational efficiency.

BGES Group is one of New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut’s Construction Insurance Specialists representing 50+ companies, including all the BEST general & umbrella liability programs. We offer all the coverage needed, including property, builders’ risk, inland marine, general liability, umbrella liability, auto, bid & performance bonds, workers’ compensation, N.Y.S. disability, and group health.  Our commitment to you goes beyond the policies we provide. We are always just a call, text, or email away, ready to assist you, even on weekends. We understand the importance of your business and are here to help you navigate any insurance challenges.

BGES Group are Workers’ Compensation Insurance Specialists for Tri-State Business Owners: Unhappy with your rates, company, being canceled, losses causing difficulty getting coverage, in the middle of an audit dispute, misclassified payrolls, or whatever your issue. We can help!  We have special programs for Auto Services, Contractors (especially in New York), Limousine Services, logistics companies, Manufacturers, Recyclers, and Truckers; we can help ANY tri-state business owner.  We are considered “Preferred Agents” for this one program that, if we can get you into, their pricing is excellent, offers long-term coverage stability, and can cover multi-state operations. The program takes the hassle out of doing annual audits, too. 

If you would like to speak with us, call Gary Wallach at 914-806-5853, click here to email, or click here to visit our website.

Company: BGES Group, 216A Larchmont Acres West, Larchmont, NY 10538



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