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Who Must Carry Insurance

The Tennessee Workers’ Compensation Law requires certain employers to provide workers’ compensation insurance benefits.  Two equally important objectives are reached when this occurs.

Exemption Registry

The exemption allows a business owner to exempt him or herself from the requirement to carry workers’ compensation insurance on him or herself.

Reporting a Claim

If your employee gets hurt at work or gets sick from his/her job, Tennessee’s Workers’ Compensation Law requires most employers to pay for the medical treatment needed. Employees do not have to pay to get workers’ compensation benefits. It does not generally matter whether the accident was the employee’s fault, another worker’s, or the employer’s; employees still get the benefits spelled out in Tennessee’s Workers’ Compensation law.

Required Posting Notice

Every employer subject to the Workers’ Compensation Law is required to display the Tennessee Workers' Compensation Insurance Notice. 


Most Tennessee employers are required to secure workers’ compensation insurance for their employees. The Compliance Unit educates employers on how to stay compliant.

Drug Free Workplace Program

The Tennessee Drug Free Workplace Program is designed to increase productivity for Tennessee employers and promote safe worksites for employees by promoting drug- and alcohol-free workplaces.

Safety Committees

Injury prevention is perhaps the single most effective method of cost containment; it's also very good business.

FAQs for Employers

The Bureau has answered frequently asked questions regarding employers for your convenience.