Note 13 - Commitments and Contingencies
|9 Months Ended|
Jul. 31, 2022
|Notes to Financial Statements|
|Commitments and Contingencies Disclosure [Text Block]||
Note 13. Commitments and Contingencies
As of July 31, 2022 and October 31, 2021, the Company was partially insured for automobile, general and worker's compensation liability. The Company has accrued $5.7 million and $4.5 million, as of July 31, 2022 and October 31, 2021, respectively, for estimated (1) losses reported and (2) claims incurred but not reported, which is included in accrued expenses and other current liabilities in the accompanying consolidated balance sheets.
The Company offers employee health benefits via a partially self-insured medical benefit plan. Participant claims exceeding certain limits are covered by a stop-loss insurance policy. As of July 31, 2022 and October 31, 2021, the Company had accrued $3.2 million and $1.6 million, respectively, for estimated health claims incurred but not reported based on historical claims amounts and average lag time. These accruals are included in accrued expenses and other current liabilities in the accompanying consolidated balance sheets. The Company contracts with a third party administrator to process claims, remit benefits, etc.
The Company is currently involved in certain legal proceedings and other disputes with third parties that have arisen in the ordinary course of business. Management believes that the outcomes of these matters will not have a material impact on the Company’s financial statements and does not believe that any amounts need to be recorded for contingent liabilities in the Company’s consolidated balance sheet.
Letters of credit
The ABL Facility provides for up to $10.5 million of standby letters of credit. As of July 31, 2022, total outstanding letters of credit totaled $3.0 million, the vast majority of which had been committed to the Company’s general liability insurance provider.
The entire disclosure for commitments and contingencies.
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