The insurer of choice for 400 daily newspapers, 125 distribution companies and nearly 30,000 independent contractors throughout the US, WGA by McNeil & Co. provides vital accident protections for independent contractors, part-time and non-benefited employees.
Independent contractors are not covered by workers’ compensation. However, they are at risk for denied medical and auto claims, work-related medical bills and are responsible for their substitutes in the case of an accident. And more than 90% of all reported accidents occur On-Route.
WGA offers a policy that’s simple, easy to pay for and designed to cover your needs.
24-hour accident insurance covering you while engaged in distribution activities or engaged in non-distribution activities
Weekly disability benefit if you are injured and cannot fulfill your contractual obligations
Death benefit paid to your named beneficiary
Your automobile coverage will not cover any bodily injuries resulting from distributing newspapers.
Pays benefits for accidental bodily injury
Helpers, spouses, children and dependents ages 9-90 can enroll
Premiums are 100% deductible for self-employed contractors
We also offer risk management services based on real industry insights. Our expertise makes our programs the one answer for nearly all of your coverage needs, and our unequalled standards mean you’ll be covered by an admitted carrier with specialized forms.
Our team is ready to create an insurance program customized to fit the needs of your business — with a coverage portfolio no other provider can equal.