Understanding the Premium Audit Process

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Understanding the Premium Audit Process

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Being prepared for your workers’ comp policy audit will make the process quicker and smoother, so you can get back to what you need to do, running your business. To help you understand the workers’ compensation audit process, our experts have put together a comprehensive overview, providing you information on what to expect and how to properly prepare, saving you precious time. Let us help you take the stress out of the audit process.

Our presenters will review aspects of the audit process and provide you with helpful tips and resources. We'll be covering;

  • How the audit process works
  • What records are required
  • What is considered payroll
  • Who is included
  • Most common payroll reporting errors

Join us for a 40-minute presentation and Q&A session.

Our Employer Education webinars are open to all California employers and insurance brokers.

Webinar Resources (PDF)

Webinar Presentation Slides (PDF)



Kimberly Brunson

Kimberly Brunson, Senior Payroll Auditor – Premium Audit

Kimberly has been with State Fund for 20 years in various capacities in our Audit department. She also serves as a Continuing Education Instructor certified by the Department of Insurance. Kimberly has extensive experience in developing and presenting interdisciplinary educational trainings for State Fund employees as well as insurance brokers and employers.

Deborah Tjaden

Deborah Tjaden, Senior Auditor – Premium Audit

Deborah has been serving our policyholders in State Fund’s Audit department for more than 18 years. She also contributes her knowledge and expertise as a Continuing Education Instructor certified by the Department of Insurance. Deborah has extensive experience in developing and presenting educational trainings on premium audit topics for State Fund employees, insurance brokers and employers.

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