Department of Labor & Industries has announced an overall 0.8 percent decrease in the average price of workers’ compensation insurance premiums across the state beginning in 2020, marking the third year in a row for an overall rate decrease. If adopted, individual employers may see smaller or larger drops depending on that employer’s industry and claims history.

Overall, the proposal would mean Washington employers, as a group, would pay a total of $21 million less in insurance premiums, according to L&I. The changes will be adopted by early December and effective Jan. 1, 2020. Click here for more information on the proposal.

Members of the public also have opportunities to comment on the proposed rates during three public hearings:

  • Tukwila: 10 a.m., Oct. 29, Department of Labor & Industries Tukwila Office, 12806 Gateway Dr., Tukwila
  • Spokane Valley: 9 a.m., Oct. 30, Spokane Center Place, 2426 N. Discovery Pl., Spokane
  • Tumwater: 10 a.m., Nov. 1, Department of Labor & Industries Tumwater Office, 7273 Linderson Way S.W., Tumwater

Comments in writing can be sent to and must be received by 5 p.m. on Nov. 5.

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