When Indiana became a state in 1816, one the state's main economic industries was fur trapping and trading. Today, the state has established a diverse economy. Also known as the Hoosier State, Indiana is part of the Great Lakes region, a key economic region in the US. Located between Lake Michigan in the north and the Ohio River in the south, Indiana is at the center of America’s heartland. With its steel mills, automobile manufacturing, machine shops, pharmaceuticals, railroads and shipping terminals, Indiana is known for its production of materials.
Fort Wayne is a manufacturing city with a long history of producing trucks, farm equipment, household appliances, and industrial goods. South Bend is home to the University of Notre Dame, Bloomington is a home to Indiana University, while Indianapolis is home to world-renowned companies which produce pharmaceuticals, diagnostic equipment, and agricultural chemicals as well as the Indianapolis 500 and car racing. Along with manufacturing, Indiana also has industries such as health care, accommodation and food services, coal, cattle, farming, retail trade, and construction1.
Indiana is also home to more than 115,000 small businesses which represent about 48percent of the private-sector workforce.
Like most states, Indiana law requires businesses to carry workers’ compensation insurance to not only protect their business from workers' compensation lawsuits, but to protect injured workers as well.
EMPLOYERS is America's Workers' Comp Specialist®, and it provides Indiana-based businesses with workers' compensation insurance that is cost-effective and affordable. The value added services that EMPLOYERS offers its policyholders include Loss Control Services, Anti-Fraud Programs, and Managed Care Services.
Interested in learning more about how EMPLOYERS can help your Indiana business? Request a quote for workers’ compensation insurance from EMPLOYERS!
1 - Small Business Profile, Indiana,” SBA Office of Advocacy, January 2012, www.sba.gov/sites/default/files/in11_0.pdf.
In Indiana, insurance is offered through Employers Compensation Insurance Company, Employers Assurance Company and Employers Preferred Insurance Company. Not all insurers do business in all jurisdictions.