The Workers Comp questions and comments vary greatly
We received this question recently:
A consultant came into our offices and sold us on doing Workers Compensation premium reviews. The services looked similar to what you offer to employers.
The consultant said that they found a major error which would result in a premium refund of $36,500. By contract, we had to put up 1/4 of that amount ($9,125) to start the premium recovery process from our Work Comp carrier.
The consultant wrote a letter for us but disappeared after that time. The carrier needed followup information from the consultant. We have heard nothing from the consultant and we have received $0 in refunds from the carrier. What should we do? Is this normal?
PS on the question – I sent back an email and asked them if the contract guaranteed the consultant 25% upfront and it did.
Answer – We see this situation a few times a year. We are contacted by a company that had a Work Comp premium review by a consultant and money was paid upfront and the consultant was nowhere to be found and no help.
There are many reputable companies in the Premium Audit/Review business that accept no $ until their client company receives a refund or credit. We heavily advise against putting up a deposit or paying upfront until your company receives the Workers Compensation premium refunds first.
PS on the answer – We were able to contact the carrier and we found out that the consultant company was incorrect in the errors that they supposedly found in the Work Comp policies. The consultant would not return our calls.
Next up – Another question from our blog readers – you may email any questions you have to [email protected] Our main website is at www.cutcompcosts.com. There are archives on our Workers Comp blogs on the right side of the page. We will answer a few workers comp questions and comments each month.
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