Workers' Comp Retro Program

L&I workers’ comp rates

Every local jurisdiction pays insurance premiums for workers’ comp to L&I. Premiums are determined by rates based on the type of employee work performed, and then multiplied by the jurisdiction’s experience factor. A jurisdiction’s experience factor can go up or down based on claim history and costs.

Looking for L&I rates?

During the first week of October, AWC staff uploaded your individual experience factor and your rates into RiskConsole. Go to the Organization tab and click on “Journal.” Once in the Journal, you will find all the information for your budgeting needs. Contact Retro staff if you need annual hours or additional information to fine-tune your budget numbers.

Base rates by worker type

Worker type

2019 % change from 2018

3-year increase


6% increase


Law enforcement – City and county

8% increase


Public works and parks – City

-3% decrease


Streets and parks – County

1% increase


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