L&I proposes 2.5% decrease in workers’ comp rates; AGC seeks reforms

The average amount employers pay for workers' compensation insurance in Washington would drop 2.5 percent in 2018 under a proposal from L&I.
Posted on: 09/26/2017

October Retro Think-Tank meeting schedule announced

Mark your calendar and don’t miss your upcoming October EMR Think Tank meeting! You can leave the meetings with your 2016 proposed EMR and valuable information that will save you time and money by lowering your L&I rates and maximizing your premium refund.
Posted on: 09/28/2015

2015 AGC Group Retro refunds announced

In events held recently around the state AGC of Washington Group Retro members celebrated another outstanding year of performance both in workers compensation refunds as well as lower company experience modification rates (EMRs). “We continue to recognize our members for both their efforts in im...
Posted on: 06/15/2015

Another big AGC Retro refund!

AGC Retro just received a whopping 42% group refund! More than half of the members in the program are earning 54% refunds on their workers compensation premiums as a result of a performance-based refund distribution designed to reward safety and light duty efforts!  Van Hardy chairman of the prog...
Posted on: 05/23/2014

Arlington modified-duty center opens

AGC Retro has moved one of its modified-duty centers to Arlington. This is an excellent light-duty option for people restricted from performing modified duties at your jobsite. Workers study the core safety codes and can receive CPR/first aid certification flagger certification OSHA ten-hour tra...
Posted on: 03/31/2014

Bill that reduces L&I claims processing times passes Senate

AGC is supporting legislation SB 5112 to allow Retro plans to schedule independent medical examinations (IMEs) and vocational rehabilitation assessments facilitating faster processing of claims. “Labor and Industries’ caseloads are triple the industry standard” testified AGC Group Retro Direct...
Posted on: 03/03/2014

Attend EMR Think Tanks Hosted by AGC Retro

Get your 2014 Experience Modification Rate learn your best possible EMR and hear key guidelines to help you decide how long to keep someone on salary or light duty. Plus learn about and comment on L&I’s new initiatives to improve future rates and customer service.  Visit AGC’s event calendar ...
Posted on: 09/25/2013

Not Yet an AGC Group Retro Member? Nine Reasons to Join

By Lauren Gubbe Director AGC Group Retro Once again AGC is a top performer in Retro results posting a 32 percent group refund enabling individual member’s to be close to 50 percent returns for the 11th time in 15 years! By contrast four competing groups posted refunds below 7 percent (one is in...
Posted on: 05/11/2010

AGC Group Retro, the Industry's Best

It is enrollment time for AGC Group Retro participants and as you are the cream of the crop we expect you will be marketed by competing programs. Regarding quotes keep in mind there is no oversight by the Insurance Commissioners office or by the Department of Labor and Industries (L&I) regar...
Posted on: 05/12/2009

Retro Bill Fails Constitutional Tests According to Legal Analysis

The Retro Bill being opposed by AGC in Olympia has some serious constitutional problems according to a legal analysis. Davis Wright Tremaine LLP at the request of AGC and its business coalition partners reviewed legislation ESSB 6035 and constitutional issues raised by it. A primary motivation ...
Posted on: 03/31/2009

Senate Passes Retro Bill - AGC Asks Members to Attend House Hearing

Just ahead of a legislative deadline the Senate passed by one vote an AGC-opposed bill impacting Retro plans keeping the measure alive and sending it to the House. The Senate passed an amended version of SB 6035 (see original Retro article here) but the bill continues to restrict refund flexibili...
Posted on: 03/17/2009

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

Hearing Held on Retro Legislation - Contact Your State Senators

This week a hearing was held on legislation that would negatively impact the AGC Retro and other workers compensation retrospective rating programs. AGC members are strongly encouraged to contact their State Senators about this bill via the Grassroots Action Center on AGCs website. Click AGC Gr...
Posted on: 02/18/2009

AGC Members and L&I Meet to Discuss Workers' Comp Fraud

A packed conference room was one indicator of the strong interest the construction industry has in the issue of workers compensation fraud. On January 8 AGC held its second Brown Bag with officials from the Department of Labor and Industries. Dozens of AGC members discussed fraud issues with Ca...
Posted on: 01/22/2009