Annual report pursuant to Section 13 and 15(d)

Accrued Insurance

Accrued Insurance
12 Months Ended
Oct. 31, 2021
Payables and Accruals [Abstract]  
Accrued Insurance Accrued Insurance
(a)Casualty Insurance Program
Workers’ compensation insurance is purchased through mandated participation in certain state funds and the experience-rated premiums in these state plans relieve the Company of any additional liability. Liability for workers’ compensation in all other states as well as automobile and general liability (collectively “casualty liability”) is insured under a paid loss deductible casualty insurance program for losses exceeding specified deductible levels. The Company is financially responsible for losses
below the specified policy deductible limits while losses incurred above the deductible limit are absorbed by the insurer. The casualty program is secured by a letter of credit against the Company’s DZ Financing Program of $20.9 million as of October 31, 2021.
The Company recognizes expense and establishes accruals for amounts estimated to be incurred, both reported and not yet reported, policy premiums and related legal and other claims administration costs. The Company develops estimates for claims, as well as claims incurred but not yet reported, using actuarial principles and assumptions based on historical and projected claim incidence patterns, claim size and the length of time over which payments are expected to be made. Actuarial estimates are updated as loss experience develops, additional claims are reported or settled and new information becomes available. Any changes in estimates are reflected in operating results in the period in which the estimates are changed. Depending on the policy year, adjustments to final expected paid amounts are determined through the ultimate life of the claim. Expense recognized by the Company under its casualty insurance program amounted to $7.6 million and $6.4 million in fiscal 2021 and 2020, respectively. At October 31, 2021 and November 1, 2020, the casualty insurance liability was $13.9 million and $15.2 million, respectively. The current portion is included in Accrued insurance and other and the non-current portion is included in Accrued payroll taxes and other in the Consolidated Balance Sheets.
(b)Medical Insurance Programs
The Company is self-insured for a portion of its medical benefit programs for its employees. Eligible contingent staff on assignment with customers are offered medical benefits through a fully insured program administered by a third-party. Employees contribute a portion of the cost of these medical benefit programs.
To limit exposure on a per claimant basis for the self-insured medical benefits, the Company purchases stop-loss insurance. The Company’s retained liability for the self-insured medical benefits is determined utilizing actuarial estimates of expected claims based on statistical analysis of historical data. The Company records the expense associated with the expected losses, net of employee contributions, primarily in Selling, administrative and other operating costs in the Consolidated Statement of Operations, depending on the employee’s role. Expense recognized by the Company under its self-insured medical benefit programs amounted to $5.8 million and $4.9 million in fiscal 2021 and 2020, respectively.