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AGC Calls for Reform to Combat 20+ Percent Workers’ Comp Increases

AGC members and staff strenuously protested the workers’ compensation premium increases of 23-41 percent for the construction industry in 2011 during a public comment period that ended today. In addition to making the case that dramatic increases will be one more drag on the industry that has yet to recover from the recession AGC is calling on the Legislature to finally reform the system and change those elements of the program that are behind the large premium increases.

Click Legislative and Administrative Reforms for more info on changes sought by AGC.

Click DJC article for a recent Daily Journal of Commerce article featuring AGC members and staff regarding the impact of the increases.

Click KOMO News for a text version of a recent KOMO TV news segment featuring AGC’s Rick Slunaker regarding workers’ comp.

Click proposed workers’ comp rates for rates by risk classification.

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