Wholesalers Workers' Compensation

Save up to 50% on your workers' compensation premiums in The Wholesale Group of New York Safety Group #551


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

Eligible members 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 1993, our average paid dividend to retailers is 31%.


Members of The Wholesale Group of New York Workers' Compensation Safety Group #551 save up to 50% 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 1993, the average dividend paid to wholesale group members is 31%.

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Unique Services

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

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Wholesalers with the following payroll classification codes qualify for The Wholesale Group of New York Workers' Compensation Safety Group #551:

  • 4310 Greeting Card Dealer
  • 7390 Beer/ Ale Dealer
  • 7999 Hardware Store
  • 8018 Wholesale Store/ NOC
  • 8021 Meat, Fish or Poultry Wholesale
  • 8032 Dry Good/ Clothing/ Shoe

*Restrictions Apply

  • 8034 Grocery Stores*
  • 8047 Drug Store 
  • 8048 Fruit & Vegetable*
  • 8111 Plumbers Supplies Dealer - Wholesale
  • 8751 Route Sales 
  • 8044 Furniture Wholesale


Friedlander Group is the leader in workers' compensation for Retailers, Wholesalers, Restaurants, Hotels, Oil Dealers, Home Health & Residential Care facilities in New York State. As the manager of seven Safety Groups underwritten by the New York State Insurance Fund, we have saved thousands of clients over $500 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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