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Does my independent contractor have workers’ comp coverage?

August 15, 2023
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Working with subcontractors is a great way to keep up with demand, gain flexibility, or free up time to focus on the big-picture. Many Colorado companies hire independent contractors to help them get the job done, but these relationships come with risks. 

Your first step is to determine if your partner is an independent contractor or an employee. Once you know they are a subcontractor, it’s time to confirm they have their own workers’ comp policy.

You can verify an independent contractor’s policy with a few clicks of the mouse. Here's how:

  1. Start at the Colorado Division of Workers' Compensation verification tool site.
  2. Read the terms of use and click "Accept"
  3. Enter the employer name, Federal Employer Identification Number (FEIN), or address, and click "Search"
  4. Click on the employer's name to see their insurance provider, policy number, and coverage date

If everything checks out for your subcontractor, you can check the worker’ comp box and get to work!

Have questions? Chat with one of our wonderful customer service representatives at (800) 873-7242.

Pinnacol Assurance assumes no responsibility for management or control of customer safety activities. Please ensure your business meets the requirements of all federal, state, and local laws, regulations, or ordinances related to workplace safety.

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