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Workers’ Compensation Rule Change for Owners/Officers in the Construction Industry

By Business Insurance, Construction, Insurance, Risk Management

Effective January 1, 2021 the auditing procedures for owners/officers that are providing direct labor on a commercial construction project will be changing.   For the past 10 years, these owners/officers could rely on their exemption with the TN Secretary of State to exclude paying workers’ compensation premium on themselves, however, that will change effective January 1, 2021.  I anticipate that the workers’ compensation premiums for these owners/officers will be increasing as a result.  Here is some information provided by TN Department of Commerce & Insurance with the background and additional details about these changes: It has come to the Department’s attention that some…

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COVID-19 Update

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As trusted insurance advisors, the team at Thompson & Smith has not missed a day of work since the arrival of COVID-19. Yes, we are “working smart” to make sure we stay well in order to serve you. Our technology structure has allowed for our sales and service staff to work from home. Members of our management team staff our office daily to facilitate the flow of information. While our office is still not open to the public, we will make certain our clients’ needs are met, whatever that requires. You may contact any of our team members by phone…

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COVID-19 Health and Safety Information

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Thompson & Smith Insurance is committed to helping our customers keep a positive work climate by sharing how to effectively respond to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). In our efforts to help you and your employees, the CDC recommends general workplace health and safety information for Employers and Employees. Guidance For Employers Guidance For Employees

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Notice To Our Customers

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To protect the health and safety of our employees, our physical office location will be closed for customers, vendors and visitors. Premium payments may be placed in our secure mail drop which is located on the north entrance to our building (Entrance A…door says “Staff Only”). We prefer your payments be made by check or money order, if possible. Include your invoice with your payment or provide the policy number or insured’s name on your check for proper processing of your payment. A receipt will be emailed to you. As always, our team will work diligently to address the needs…

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