Employment Relationship

Independent Contractors vs Employees – continues to pose controversy for auditors.  Are they really a true independent contractor?  In this session we will touch on a review of the key questions every auditor should be asking at audit.  Also what are challenges the auditor is faced with when the previous policy was with a different carrier?  Finally, some states have an exemption process in place – or a registry of those who believe themselves to be independent contractors.  Does this change how the audit is approached, questions asked, and exposure developed.   

Carol Laskey is the Premium Audit Manager at Vela Insurance Services, a Berkley company.  She has been in the premium audit field since 1992 getting her start at Travelers.  Over the years she has served as Customer Service, Audit Resolution Specialist, Phone Auditor, Quality Reviewer, Trainer, Sr. Auditor, Virtual Auditor, Manager, and consultant.  Companies she has worked for include Travelers, ServCom Associates, Overland Solutions, Chlystek & White, Information Providers, NEIS, SUA, Tower Group,  Zenith,  Claskey Insurance Consulting, and Vela Insurance Services.  Carol attended Wittenberg University in Springfield Ohio and was a member of Alpha Xi Delta sorority.  Carol has served in all officer capacities for the Midwest Insurance Auditor’s Association (currently President) and served as delegate for the Southwest FL chapter to NSIPA.  Carol has spoken at prior NSIPA Annual Seminars as well as various regional seminars.  Carol is grateful to all those who continue to mentor her and the many friends she has made throughout her Premium Audit career.