It’s been more than a month since the BWC audit, and my client just got a call saying their biggest manual classification will be changed from one with a base rate of 0.0995 to one with a base rate of 0.0314. The company will get a refund of about $15,000.
I recently blogged about attending the audit and I praised the auditor for spending more than 30 minutes searching for a lower rated manual classification. But he wouldn’t have looked if I hadn’t insisted he take a tour of the shop, where he saw that the risk of injury was much less than the base rate indicated.
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: your accountant knows your numbers, but your TPA knows (or should know) your programs and your operation. TPAs should be at payroll audits, or at least invited.