Workers' Compensation Laws in Alaska
The Alaska Workers' Compensation Act requires employers with one or more employees in Alaska to carry Workers' Compensation Insurance.
AK Workers' Comp: Key Details
- Sole proprietors in Alaska can cover themselves with their Workers' Compensation policy.
- Sole proprietors can also opt out of covering themselves if they choose.
- Your company must carry the coverage if you have any employees; however, exceptions include…
- Sole proprietors in a sole proprietorship and general partners in a partnership.
- Executive officers in a nonprofit corporation and members in a member-managed LLC.
- Part-time babysitters, non-commercial cleaning persons, harvest help and similar part-time or transient help.
- Sports officials for amateur events, contract entertainers, commercial fishers, and taxicab drivers whose compensation is by contractual arrangement.
- A participant in the Alaska Temporary Assistance Program (ATAP).
- Professional hockey team players and coaches if those persons are covered under a health care insurance plan.
- There are substantial civil and criminal penalties that apply to an Alaskan employer who fails to maintain coverage or fails to pay compensation.
- Employers in AK must purchase coverage through a commercial insurance provider. Self-insurance is allowed for qualifying businesses.
Want more details about Alaska's Workers' Comp requirements? Visit the Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development.