Retailers Workers' Compensation

Save up to 52.75% on your workers' compensation premiums in The Retail Group of New York Safety Group #544


The Retail Group of New York is a collection of safety-conscious retailers in New York State that receive low-cost, fully insured workers' compensation insurance through the New York State Insurance Fund.

Eligible members of this group include retailers located in New York that have a proven track record of safety. 

Subject to loss history, qualifying members may receive an upfront group discount of up to 35%. The individual premiums of the group members are pooled and, after paying claims and expenses, the profits of the group are returned to members in the form of a dividend.

Since 1992, our average paid dividend to retailers is 36%.


Members of The Retail Group of New York Workers' Compensation Safety Group #544 save up to 52.75% on their workers' compensation premiums through a combination of upfront discounts and dividends. Clients capture additional savings on their premiums through Friedlander Group's Unique Services.

Group Discounts

Qualifying members may receive up to a 35% group discount just for joining. 


Since 1992, the average dividend paid to members is 36%.

Dividend History

Unique Services

Clients enjoy our comprehensive services that help further reduce their workers' compensation costs. 



Retailers with the following payroll classification codes qualify for The Retail Group of New York Workers' Compensation Safety Group #544:

  • 2003 Bakeries
  • 7998 Hardware Store
  • 8001 Florist Store
  • 8006 Food/ Fruit/ Deli/ Grocery 
  • 8008 Clothing/ Shoe/ Dry Goods
  • 8013 Jewelry Store
  • 8016 Quick Printing 
  • 8017 Retail (Not Classified)
  • 8025 Bicycle Stores
  • 8031 Meat/ Fish/ Poultry Store
  • 8032 Self-Serve Station with Convenience Store
  • 8033 Supermarkets
  • 8039 Department Store
  • 8043 Retail (Including Food)
  • 8044 Furniture Store
  • 8046 Auto Accessories
  • 8050 Book/ Music Store 
  • 8069 Cellular Telephone Store 
  • 8072 Book/ Record/ CD Audio 
  • 8105 Leather Store
  • 9521 Furnishing Installation with Retail Store 


Friedlander Group is the leader in workers' compensation for Restaurants, Retailers, Wholesalers, Hotels & Motels, Oil & Fuel Dealers, Home Healthcare Agencies, Residential Care Facilities, Financial Services and Building Material Dealers in New York State. As the manager of nine Safety Groups underwritten by the New York State Insurance Fund, we have saved thousands of clients over $688 Million in workers' compensation costs since 1992.

Friedlander Group's mission is to maximize our clients’ productivity and profits by keeping their employees working and safe.

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