Rules Under Development

General reporting rules, classifications, audit and recordkeeping, rates and rating system for Washington workers' compensation insurance

Chapter 296-17, WAC

2014 Workers' Compensation Premium Rates

This rule adoption will amend the tables of classification base premium rates, experience rating plan parameters, experience modification factor calculation limitations and retrospective rating plan size groupings for the workers' compensation insurance program for calendar year 2014. Classification base rates were amended for updated loss and payroll experience. The department proposes a 2.7 percent overall average premium rate increase. The department has added a new section describing the logger safety initiative supported by Engrossed Substitute Senate Bill 5744 passed by the 2013 Legislature and signed by the Governor. This legislation directs the department to consider incentives, such as a rate reduction, for those in the logging industry who meet specific safety criteria. The law requires the department to report to the legislature on the development and implementation of the logger safety initiative by December 21, 2013.


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

PDF: Adopted Rule Language


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PDF: Proposed Rulemaking (CR 102)

PDF: Proposed Rule Language


PDF: Preproposal (CR-101)

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