State Sponsored Work Comp Program (aka Assigned Risk Pools)
A state-sponsored system—frequently referred to as a State Fund in many states–pays benefits to workers who become injured or disabled in the course of their employment. All states require employers to cover the cost of work related injuries or illnesses, but not all employers can get their coverage through private carrier, PEO’s or other programs. Employers in high risk industries or with high experience modifications (X-Mods) are frequently turned down. All States are REQUIRED by law to offer some kind of Workers Compensation to all employers. The downside is, usually, State sponsored Programs are not the most economical.