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Limited Liability Companies

Use the questions below to determine if you are required to provide workers' compensation for members or managers of your Limited Liability Company (LLC).

Does your LLC have any managers?

  • No: Generally members are excluded, unless management rights are restricted to certain members. If management of the company is restricted to certain members, only those members are excluded from coverage.

    If you have any members working for your LLC that aren't excluded from coverage you must set up a workers' compensation policy.
  • Yes: Are all of the managers related?
    • No:
      • All of the managers who are also members of the LLC must exercise substantial control in the daily management of the company to be excluded from coverage.
      • Note: No more than 8 members and managers may be excluded (members only and managers only aren't excluded from coverage).
    • Yes:
      • All managers who are also members in the LLC are excluded from coverage.
      • If you have members or managers working for your LLC that aren't excluded from coverage you must set up a workers' compensation policy.

If you have any members, managers or a mix of both members and managers working for your LLC that aren't excluded from coverage you must set up a workers' compensation policy.

How do I set up a workers' compensation policy?

If any individuals working for your LLC aren't excluded from coverage, please contact Labor & Industries at 360-902-4599 to set up a workers' compensation policy.

Additional information is located at RCW 51.12.020 (leg.wa.gov) for laws governing employments excluded from mandatory coverage.

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