Find Workers' Compensation Coverage
Rhode Island law requires employers with one or more employees to provide workers' compensation insurance. The Workers' Compensation Insurance Coverage Verification page provides insurance coverage information for employers that have purchased a workers’ compensation insurance policy and certified self-insured employers.
This information comes from policy information reported to the RI Dept. of Labor and Training through its designated agent, the National Council on Compensation Insurance (NCCI).
Employer's Workers' Compensation Insurance Coverage Verification
Insurance Company Contact Information
If you are unable to verify the employer's coverage or need assistance please contact:
For Fraud and Compliance information, contact:
For Independent Contractors
An independent contractor is someone who maintains an independent business and is available for hire to provide service to the public. Generally, a person cannot become an independent contractor just because he or she wants to be or because an employer prefers them to be. It is not enough that the employee and the employer agree. If a person only works for one business and is directed and controlled by that business, the person probably is an employee and not an independent contractor.
Independent contractors must file a Notice of Designation as Independent Contractor (DWC-11-IC) form in accordance with RI General Law, § 28-29-17.1. with the RI Department of Labor and Training (DLT).
Independent Contractor Designation Forms
1. Designation of Status as an Independent Contractor Online FormFile Online
This form clarifies the relationship between a contractor and the business hiring the contractor. Submitting this form means that the contractor is not an employee of the hiring business for workers' compensation purposes. The contractor is responsible for his own workers' compensation insurance coverage. The hiring business is not responsible to provide workers' compensation coverage for the independent contractor.
2. Notice of Withdrawal of Designation of Independent Contractor Online FormFile Online
This form ends the relationship between a contractor and the hiring business. Submitting this form means that the contractor is no longer independent of the hiring business named on this form. If the contractor continues to work for this business, the business would be responsible to provide workers' compensation coverage for the contractor.
Once completed, PDF Forms can be faxed to (401) 462-8128 or mailed to:
- RI Department of Labor and Training
- P.O. Box 20190
- Cranston, RI 02920-0942