SAIF Corporation, Oregon's leading workers' compensation carrier, is endorsed by UEA. SAIF offers a comprehensive workers' compensation program that is committed to excellent claim service, assistance with workplace safety, and controlling losses. SAIF employs loss prevention, claims management, and return-to-work specialists who have the expertise and resources to help UEA member companies maintain safe workplaces and successfully resolve claims.
UEA member companies with operations in the state of Washington have the opportunity to join a group retrospective (retro) rating plan for their workers’ compensation program, through UEA’s partner association, Washington Employers Association.
Since 1985, participating companies in the Washington Employers plan have enjoyed refunds of over $87 million. This represents an average return of nearly 30% of premiums paid to the Department of Labor & Industries (L & I).
Retrospective rating plans are a premium rebate opportunity for employers that succeed in keeping their workers’ compensation claim costs lower than the premiums they pay to L & I. The premise of the program is helping employers reduce accident frequency and severity so claim costs paid by L & I are reduced. When refunds are issued by L & I to the retro plan, the entire refund is returned to the participating members – the Association retains nothing.
The Washington Employers group retro program has more than 380 company participants and annual premium of approximately $34 million. This substantial premium base provides a favorable spread of risk and increases the potential for refunds to the plan.
In addition to the potential for return of premium dollars, participating employers also receive:
- Assigned team of claim representatives
- 24-hour claims reporting hotline
- Assistance with developing successful, transitional return-to-work programs
- A safety/loss control professional to develop and monitor a successful safety program that reduces accident frequency and severity
- Low or no-cost safety training
Contact us or click here to visit Washington Employers Association if you would like more information or are interested in evaluating this program for your organization.