Zurich Premium Audit
Our Premium Audit team provides independent assessments of policy exposures and associated premium as required by state regulations, rating organizations and underwriting guidelines. We provide services to Zurich North America commercial insurance customers in the U.S. that range from single-employee companies to organizations included on the Fortune 500. Our Premium Auditors will work directly with you to understand your operations, validate your exposures and discuss any questions or concerns that you have.
Premium Audit FAQ
What is an insurance premium audit?
The primary purpose of an insurance premium audit is to calculate your final premium. An insurance premium is based on estimated exposures provided at the inception of the policy. As required by the conditions within your policy, the insurance premium audit is conducted after the policy expiration date to reconcile the actual exposures present during the policy period. A review of your financial records is necessary to determine and validate the actual exposures and final premium.
How will the insurance premium audit be conducted?
A Zurich Premium Auditor will contact you to set up a date and time to meet with you. During this meeting, the auditor will review your operations and financial records for the term of the policy, discuss any changes, verify exposures and answer any questions.
What types of records may be needed for the insurance premium audit?
The following list is not all-inclusive. Additional records may need to be provided upon request.
Payroll-based policy audits:
- Description of operations and Federal Employer Information Numbers (FEIN) for all entities included on the Zurich policies
- Listing of corporate officers, partners or members of LLC
- Payroll journals/registers (Excel is preferred) broken down by companies, state, employee, classification, job titles, all earning types and deductions
- Employer’s quarterly tax return forms 941 or 943 for the four quarters within policy term
- State employer’s quarterly unemployment tax returns for quarters within policy term
- Costs of subcontractors along with certificates of insurance (General Liability and Workers’ Compensation), if applicable
One of the following: general ledger, cash disbursement journal, profit and loss, subcontractor expense report, 1099 forms, or vendor report for verification of any hired cash labor, contract labor, and/or subcontract labor
Sales-based policy audits:
- Description of operations and FEIN for all entities included on the Zurich policies
- Two of the following sales reports: sales journal, P&L, income statement and/or financial statement (reports should be itemized, including but not limited to total gross sales, discounts, freight charges, return and allowances by state, entity, and operation)
- Federal 1120, 1120S or 1096 tax returns, or state sales tax reports
List of vehicles covered under policy as of the ending dates of the policy, including year, make, model, type, gross vehicle weight (GVW), garaging state and vehicle identification number (VIN)
What is the timeline for the insurance premium audit?
- As we near your policy expiration date, the Zurich Premium Auditor will contact you to set up an appointment for the audit.
- The auditor will review your operations and records, verify exposures, answer questions and summarize the audit results.
- The auditor will email you a copy of the audit worksheets.
- The audit will be completed and processed, with results sent to the captive consultant.
What if I have questions regarding my audit?
Please send an email to email@example.com. The email should include your policy number as well as a detailed description of your inquiry, along with all supporting documentation. Zurich will then review the request and determine if a revision is necessary.
Questions? We have answers.
We’re here to work with you. From knowing what to expect in an audit to finding out how to pay your bill, the Zurich Premium Audit team is happy to answer any questions you may have. Please contact us: