Commitments and Contingencies
|9 Months Ended|
Sep. 30, 2019
|Commitments and Contingencies [Abstract]|
|Commitments and Contingencies||Commitments and Contingencies
From time to time, the Company is party to ordinary, routine litigation incidental to and arising in the normal course of business. The Company does not believe that any of these pending actions, individually or in the aggregate, will have a material adverse effect on its business, financial condition or results of operations.
The primary claims in the Company’s business relate to workers’ compensation, property damage, vehicle liability and medical benefits. Most of the Company’s insurance coverage provides for self-insurance levels with primary and excess coverage which management believes is sufficient to adequately protect the Company from catastrophic claims. In the opinion of management, adequate provision has been made for all incurred claims up to the self-insured limits, including provision for estimated claims incurred but not reported.
The Company estimates its self-insurance loss exposure by evaluating the merits and circumstances surrounding individual known claims and by performing hindsight and actuarial analysis to determine an estimate of probable losses on claims incurred but not reported. Such losses should be realized immediately as the events underlying the claims have already occurred as of the balance sheet dates.
The Company is responsible for the first $7,500 per incident until it meets the $6,000 aggregate deductible for incidents resulting in claims between $3,000 and $5,000 and the $2,500 aggregate deductible for incidents resulting in claims between $5,000 and $10,000. During the three months and nine months ended September 30, 2019, the Company recorded a $2,500 and $7,500 reserve, respectively, for pending vehicular claims related to one incident. Although these claims are still developing, the Company has recorded reserves for the claims up to its self-insured retention limit of $7,500 and therefore, no further impact to the Company’s operating results is expected.
Because of the uncertainty of the ultimate resolution of outstanding claims, as well as uncertainty regarding claims incurred but not reported, it is possible that management’s provision for these losses could change materially in the near term. However, no estimate can currently be made of the range of additional loss that is at least reasonably possible.
The entire disclosure for commitments and contingencies.
Reference 1: http://fasb.org/us-gaap/role/ref/legacyRef