Workers’ compensation (“WC”) risk management is an important component of the total human resources solution delivered to business clients by Professional Employer Organizations (PEOs).

WC risk management certification
The PEO WC risk management certification program provides:


  • Independent professional verification that a PEO’s risk management program is meeting proven insurance industry risk management best practices to reduce work-related accidents and health exposures and control WC insurance losses;
  • PEO client business owners with assurance that their service provider has the capability to deliver important risk management results; and
  • WC insurance companies with assurance that a PEO is implementing industry best practices in a consistent and effective manner.

The program was developed through the cooperative efforts of WC insurance companies and PEO industry risk managers and insurance brokers with the support of the National Association of Professional Employer Organizations (NAPEO) and the Employer Services Assurance Corporation (ESAC).

All PEOs are eligible for certification and all duly licensed WC insurance companies and state insurance programs are encouraged to participate in the program.