industrial insurance

Election 2010
5:24 pm
Wed October 27, 2010

I-1082 Would Allow Private Insurers for Workers Comp

Construction workers are some of the employees who would be most affected by proposed changes to workers comp.
Keith Seinfeld KPLU

Washington is one of only four states in the nation that offers workers compensation insurance only through a government agency.   That could change this November.  Initiative 1082 would allow private insurers to enter the market.   Backers of the measure say the competition would force rates down on a tax that's been going up steadily in recent years.   Opponents say it's a power grab by the insurance industry that could leave injured workers in a lurch.   KPLU business and labor reporter Bellamy Pailthorp has the story.

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