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Things to Know Before Conducting Business in Massachusetts

Does your company conduct business in Massachusetts? The MA Department of Industrial Accidents strictly enforces their laws requiring companies to provide proof of Workers’ Compensation insurance listing MA as a covered state.

The DIA may request proof of insurance at any time and a copy of your policy declaration page listing MA as a covered state satisfies this request. Without proof, companies will face a “Stop Work Order”, be subject to daily fines beginning on the date of the ‘Stop Work Order’ issuance, possible criminal action and other sanctions.

The DIA has investigated 6,000 companies and issued 2,300 Stop Work Orders resulting in $1.35 million in fines. For more information about this or other coverage requirements in the State of MA, please contact an Avery Insurance Risk Specialist today.

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