At the July Chamber Board meeting, we were joined by Gloria Jimenez, Outreach Coordinator for the Illinois Workers Compensation Commission. Gloria shared information about business responsibilities and potential liabilities regarding Workers’ Compensation insurance:
Illinois law requires employers to provide workers’ compensation insurance for almost everyone who is hired, injured, or whose employment is localized in Illinois. Sole proprietors, business partners, corporate officers, and members of limited liability companies may exempt themselves. Overall, it is estimated that 91% of Illinois employees are covered under the Act.
If you have questions about state requirements for your business, you’re encouraged to visit https://www2.illinois.gov/sites/iwcc/Pages/default.aspx to learn more. You can also access a PDF brochure by clicking here.