Do Employee Bonus' Effect Insurance?

By Buddy Whitaker 

Published December 6, 2013


The short answer: no.  However, I think a bonus could go a long way for morale and could indirectly improve your insurance or maintain a clean claim record.


A bonus means a lot to an employee that has put in a great deal of time and effort.  Hopefully this will have a positive impact on their morale and show them that their hard work has not gone unnoticed.


A positive employee will take extra time to make sure the job is done properly.  Safety precautions are adhered to and overall attitude is improved.


Just make sure the bonus is something that can be replicated year in and out for good performance.  You don't want to get into a situation where you can't give your employee their bonus.  This will create a large swing in the opposite direction.


Review your reports.  Make sure your employee(s) deserves your gift and that they are not being rewarded for mediocrity.  If you don't have any reports, maybe it's time to sit down and conduct a review.  See how valuable he/she has been to the daily functions of the association.


Reward good performance and not mediocre or poor performance.  Does it have any impact on your insurance?  Not directly but in the long run, your workers comp policy may stay claim free.  This most certainly is a benefit to any company, especially a residential association.


Make a great day.

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