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L&I will host Tacoma public hearing on proposed increase to workers’ compensation rates

Post by C.R. Roberts / The News Tribune on Dec. 29, 2010 at 3:33 pm |
December 30, 2010 11:06 am

Were you displeased with the announcement that workers’ compensation premiums for business were going up by an average of 12 percent, or an average of 6.5 cents per hour worked?

Or perhaps you thought the proposed premium increases were too small, and you’d like to pay more?

Either way, here’s your chance to be heard.

The new rates will go into effect on Jan. 1 and remain effective for 120 days under an emergency rule. The department is seeking public comment before the revisions are made permanent.

The Tacoma hearing will be held on Jan. 4 beginning at 10 a.m. in Room 407 of the Greater Tacoma Convention & Trade Center, 1500 Broadway in downtown Tacoma.

If you’re unable to attend, written comments may be sent to Ronald Moore, Employer Services Program Manager, Department of Labor & Industries, PO Box 44140, Olympia, WA 98504-4140. E-mail comments may be sent to Ronald.Moore@Lni.wa.gov. Faxed comments should go to 360-902-4729. Written comments must be received by 5 p.m. on Jan. 4.

For more information, a video and Q&A are available at www.lni.wa.gov/News/2010/101108rates.asp.

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