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L&I proposes decrease in workers’ comp rates in 2018


On Sept. 20, 2017, L&I announced a 2.5% decrease to the average base rate for workers’ compensation premiums for 2018.

The proposed decrease means employers would pay an average of about $34 less a year per employee for workers’ compensation coverage.

Learn more:

Attend a public hearing in October or November

The agency will hold a series of public hearings where people can learn about and comment on the proposed rates:

  • Everett, Oct. 24, 10 a.m., Everett Community College
  • Spokane Valley, Oct. 25, 9 a.m., Spokane CenterPlace
  • Richland, Oct. 26, 9 a.m., Richland Community Center
  • Vancouver, WA, Oct. 27, 10 a.m., Vancouver NW Regional Training Room
  • Tumwater, Oct. 30, 10 a.m., Dept. of Labor & Industries Building
  • Tukwila, Nov. 1, 10 a.m., Dept. of Labor & Industries Tukwila Office

You may also comment in writing to Jo Anne Attwood, administrative regulations analyst, P.O. Box 41448, Olympia, WA 98504-4148; or email All comments must be received by 5 p.m. Nov. 1, 2017.

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