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Published on Friday, October 16, 2015

L&I announces rate increase for 2016

The Washington State Department of Labor & Industries (L&I) announced a 2% average increase in workers' compensation rates on September 23. However, rate changes for cities and counties are much higher than the computed average. How does this impact your budget? See the rate increases below.

Risk class Worker type 2015 rate 2016 rate % rate change
6904 Fire fighters – Salaried $1.7836 $2.0105 13%
6905 Police $1.3083 $1.4546 11%
6906 Volunteer police $0.4109 $0.4361 6%
7203 Community service workers $0.3952 $0.4138 5%
0803 Public works, parks & recreation $1.3030 $1.3540 4%
5305 Office and administrative employees $0.2107 $0.2180 3%
6901 Volunteers $0.0724 $0.0724 0%
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