HBASC and Workers Comp Commission developing a coverage verification web portal

The HBA of South Carolina and the S.C. Workers Comp Commission are working on a web portal for home builders and general contractors to verify workers comp coverage of their subcontractors.

The goal of the site is for contractors to register to receive notifications of changes in coverage of their subcontractors.  If a subcontractor’s coverage lapses, the contractor will receive an email notifying him or her of the change of status.

The new site is pending a memorandum of understanding between the HBA of South Carolina and the S.C. Workers Comp Commission.  The purpose of the project is the protect contractors from becoming the employer of record when a subcontractor on their job site allows his or her worker’s comp insurance coverage to lapse.

This project will benefit the entire industry and is being undertaken by the Home Builders Association of South Carolina.