Rules Under Development

Classifications for Washington Workers' Compensation Insurance

Chapter 296-17A, WAC

All updates for this rule:

Tree Services (Chapter 296-17 WAC, Chapter 296-17A WAC)

Labor and Industries is required by law to establish and maintain a workers’ compensation classification plan, that classifies in accordance with the degree of hazard, and sets premium rates that are: 1) the lowest necessary to maintain actuarial solvency of the accident and medical aid funds in accordance with recognized insurance principles; and 2) designed to attempt to limit fluctuations in premium rates. The department is proposing reclassifying tree care and pruning services as an independently rated classification, 0106-00, Tree care and pruning services N.O.C. These businesses are currently rated as a subclassification of classification 0101. In a separate rulemaking, the department will propose new rates for classification 0106 (tree care and pruning services) and classification 0101 (without tree care and pruning services) to take effect January 1, 2015.711.

9/16/2014

PDF: Proposed Rulemaking (CR 102)

PDF: Proposed Rule Language

6/17/2014

PDF: Preproposal (CR-101)

Farm Internship Program (Chapter 296-17 WAC)

Establish rates for farm internship program classifications and update a reporting rule for workers’ compensation insurance. This emergency rulemaking is necessary as a result of Substitute Senate Bill 5123 (Chapter 131, Laws of 2014) effective June 12, 2014 which establishes a Farm Internship Program for small employers in a variety of counties.708.

6/12/2014

PDF: Emergency Order Adoption (CR 103)

PDF: Adopted Rule Language

Farm Internship Program (Chapter 296-17 WAC)

Establish rates for farm internship program classifications and update reporting rules for workers’ compensation insurance. This rulemaking is necessary as a result of Substitute Senate Bill 5123 (Chapter 131, Laws of 2014) effective June 12, 2014 which establishes a Farm Internship Program for small employers in a variety of counties.705.

9/3/2014

PDF: Adoption (Rule-Making Order CR-103)

PDF: Adopted Rule Language

8/26/2014

Public Hearing

8/26/2014

Comments Due

7/22/2014

PDF: Proposed Rulemaking (CR 102)

PDF: Proposed Rule Language

5/20/2014

PDF: Preproposal (CR-101)

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