What to Know
You are required to carry workers' compensation insurance in Kansas if:
- You have any employees working in Kansas, whether full-time or part-time.
- You’re going to work for someone else. Unless you’re an employee, you won’t be covered by their insurance policy and may need to provide proof of work comp. Are you an employee or an independent contractor? 10 ways to tell >>
Other regulations that may affect you:
- Workers' compensation insurance covers wage replacement and medical bills for employees injured on the job. To protect against other injuries at your place of business, you may need general liability insurance. Learn more about general liability >>
Where to Get It
- Kansas has a private market, meaning that you can purchase workers' compensation insurance from any private insurance carrier or agency that is licensed to write in that state. WorkCompOne can write workers' compensation policies in any U.S. state except those that practice state-run workers' compensation (Ohio, Washington, North Dakota and Wyoming).
- If you’re still having trouble, you can contact Kansas' assigned risk pool, which will help you find coverage.
Factors That Impact Coverage
- You are an independent contractor with no employees: You may choose to exempt yourself from carrying workers’ compensation insurance. Once your total gross payroll exceeds $20,000, you must provide workers’ compensation insurance to employees.
- You are a sole proprietor or partner: In Kansas, you are excluded from coverage but have the option to include yourself.
- You are a corporate officer: You are considered an employee in Kansas and are included in coverage. If you own 10% or more of the business you may elect to exclude yourself.
- You are a member of an LLC: Kansas treats you like a partner and excludes you from coverage, but you have the option to include yourself.
Kansas Key Resources
If you employ workers in multiple states or your employees are temporarily working out-of-state, you need to purchase insurance for all the states where your workers are located, according to each state’s laws.
The nature of your business, number of employees being covered and past coverage and claims are all factors in how much your premium will cost. Learn more about workers' comp insurance rates >>