Compliance Audits of Self-Insured Employers

What you need to know about L&I audits

L&I's Self-Insurance Section conducts audits of self-insured employers to determine whether you are complying with Washington State laws governing workers' compensation.

A program compliance audit will be conducted after your first year of certification.

You'll be notified in advance of subsequent audits. Audits may also be scheduled to investigate allegations of improper claims handling, denial of benefits, or practices contrary to the rules governing self-insurance.

If you haven't followed the Washington workers' compensation laws, you may be subject to penalties. You are expected to quickly correct errors uncovered by an audit, such as late payment of benefits. Even though you correct errors, you may be assessed and required to pay penalties.

Learn about Preparing for a Compliance Audit.

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