Unearned Premium-Workers Comp Term
The unearned premium represents the portion of a Workers Comp Policy Premium that has been paid beyond the current period. The Unearned part of the term means the insured has not yet used that part of the premium in their policy. If the insurer or insured decides to cancel the Workers Comp policy there will be a refund due depending upon the final audit less any applicable short-rate penalties.
There are many complaints handled by the state Insurance Commissioners on how the Unearned Premiums have been calculated. There was a sharp increase in premium refund complaints post-Katrina when property insurers were wholesale canceling policies of coastal insureds.
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