Want to Lower Your EMR Rate? Attend These Events to Learn How

AGC Group Retro is hosting meetings around the state regarding Experience Modification Rates (EMR). Topics covered include the factors that impact your rates the calculation strategies for lowering your rate and protesting your EMR. AGC Group Retro staff will also provide you with your projecte...
Posted on: 09/28/2009

Retro News: Big Refunds Even with Improving EMRs

AGC Retro members recently celebrated all over the state and with good reason: they received the largest combined refund to date of $37 million and hit a milestone $104 million in cumulative refunds. Lauren Gubbe Director of the Retro Program said a record number of memb...
Posted on: 06/22/2009

Bill Limiting Physician Contact Could Increase Duration of Timeloss

The House passed legislation (SHB 1402) that says if a workers compensation claim is appealed employers and the Department of Labor and Industries (L&I) will not be able to discuss an injured workers condition with the physician if the issues are related in any way to the appeal unless specif...
Posted on: 03/16/2009

New Rules May Save Money on Employees Working Out of State

Thanks to a state law change successfully sought by AGC Washington contractors in some cases wont need to pay L&I workers compensation for employees when theyre working out-of-state. In the past Washington employers with employees working out of state sometimes faced paying workers comp prem...
Posted on: 03/13/2009

\Brown Bag\ Event: Preventing Workers' Comp Fraud

Date: Jan. 8Time: 11 a.m.Place: AGC Conference Center in Seattle (1200 Westlake Ave.) Januarys Brown Bag will focus on the basics of the workers compensation system and workers compensation fraud. At our first Brown Bag event in October the issue of workers compensation fraud was raised as a pa...
Posted on: 01/06/2009

Workers' Comp Fraud is the Topic of Brown Bag Event

Do you have questions regarding management of workers comp claims or fraud? If so you are invited to AGCs second Brown Bag event. At the first Brown Bag workers comp fraud was raised as a particularly challenging issue. For the Jan. 8 event (11 a.m. AGC Conference Center Seattle) experienced L...
Posted on: 12/16/2008

Workers' Comp Premiums Increasing by 3 Percent

The Department of Labor and Industries (L&I) said premiums for workers compensation insurance will go up on average three percent in 2009. Individual employers could see their rates go up or down depending on their recent claims history and any changes in the frequency and cost of claims in ...
Posted on: 12/16/2008

As Work Slows Down, Workers' Comp Claims Tend to Increase

By Randy Guzman AGCs Assistant Safety Director Though the economy may be slowing down it is NOT a good idea to take short-cuts on safety. As worker-hours decrease youll actually want to increase your safety training and awareness. Historically as work starts to slow down the number of workers ...
Posted on: 11/11/2008

Workers' Comp Fraud: How and When to Get an Investigation

(Editors note: At the recent Brown Bag event with L&I sponsored by the AGC Legislative Office the issue of workers comp fraud was raised as a particularly challenging one. As a follow-up Lauren Gubbe Director of the AGC Retro Workers Compensation Program offers advice to members. Fraud wil...
Posted on: 10/28/2008

Out-of-State Workers' Comp Rules Now in Effect

L&I officially adopted rules implementing AGC-supported legislation signed by the Governor that addresses the double workers comp premium payments that Washington State contractors often make when sending employees to work on out-of-state construction projects. These rules reflect the propos...
Posted on: 10/14/2008

AGC-Backed Law Levels Workers' Comp Playing Field

The Governor signed AGC-supported legislation passed by the Legislature that would address the double workers comp premium payments that Washington State contractors often make when sending employees to work on out-of-state construction projects. The Department of Labor and Industries has develo...
Posted on: 06/11/2008