Jan. 21, 2012 - Erie Insurance conducts audits to help ensure that the estimated amount of premium you pay for your insurance coverage reflects your business operations accurately.
Premiums for workers’ compensation insurance and for general liability insurance are calculated based on estimates of exposure (payroll, receipts, sales, etc.) expected to be incurred during the policy period. The audit conducted at the conclusion of the policy period determines the actual exposure incurred during the policy term.
If the estimate is too high, you’ll receive a refund, usually a credit to your current policy. If the estimate is too low, you’ll receive a bill for the additional premium for the audit period and the current year.
Erie Insurance’s new online option streamlines the process. When you receive the audit notification letter, it will provide the website address for completing the audit online. Through the secured website, you can attach supporting documentation such as payroll reports, ledgers, contracts and certificates of insurance.
Contact your local ERIE Agent if you have any questions about your premium audit.