Who Will Cover Gig Workers for Injuries on the Job?

February 12, 2019 by Mark Hollmer
The rise of an on-demand economy once threatened to put workers compensation insurers in the hot seat, in large part because the question of how the sector could, or should, cover these individuals remained uncertain. Today, insurers aren't exactly rushing to transform their workers comp approach for gig workers. Instead, they are contemplating mixed data on the gig economy's size and impact and are waiting for court and legislative decisions to establish clarity before making any monumental changes.