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Nebraska's Workers' Compensation Insurance Law

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Every employer in Nebraska with one or more employees must carry a Workers' Compensation Insurance policy. This includes employees of private industry, state and local government, part-time employees, minors, and employees of charitable organizations.

NE Workers' Comp: Key Details

  • In Nebraska, sole proprietors with no employees are not required to carry coverage, but may elect to purchase coverage for themselves.
  • The few exceptions to Nebraska's Workers' Compensation Act who are not required to be covered are…
    • Federal employees, railroad employees, most volunteers, and independent contractors.
    • Household domestic servants and some employees of agricultural operations (unless the employer elects to provide Workers' Compensation coverage for them).
    • Executive officers of Nebraska nonprofit corporations who receive annual compensation of $1,000.00 or less from the corporation.
  • Workers' Comp coverage can be purchased from a commercial insurance provider. Businesses that qualify may also choose to self-insure.

Still wondering how Nebraska's Workers' Compensation laws affect your business? Check out the resources from Nebraska's Workers' Compensation Court.

Workers' Comp Insurance: Further Reading

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