Controlling Your Workers’ Compensation Costs

Construction Premium Adjustment Program Credit

By Brett Findlay, ARM

The Construction Premium Adjustment Program Credit, also known as the PAP Credit, is one of the most overlooked credits available to contractors. This credit is intended to address premium differences between high and low wage paying employers with similar construction operations. If eligible, the PAP Credit could provide 5% to 20% credit on a contractor’s workers’ compensation policy.

Your eligibility depends on three factors:

  • Your construction classification
  • Your experience modification factor
  • Your third quarter payrolls from the eligible fiscal year

You have to fill out the application each year, either physically or electronically. If you qualify for the credit, it will actually be applied at renewal to the policy, as opposed to immediately.

Filling out the application is easy enough, and should be done when sitting down with your broker to review payrolls and exposures. If you’re unsure whether or not you’re currently getting this credit, it should be listed as a line item on your workers’ compensation policy.

We are confident that it will be well worth your time. It all helps when it comes to the high premiums that we pay in New York as contractors. Twenty percent should never be overlooked.

If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out at your convenience.


For more information please contact Brett Findlay, Vice President Business Risk Specialist at (315) 280-6376 or [email protected].

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