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WAC 296-17-31001

Introduction.

Chapter 296-17 WAC, General reporting rules, audit and recordkeeping, rates and rating system for Washington workers' compensation insurance provides rules applicable to workers' compensation insurance coverage (industrial insurance) that employers in the state of Washington must provide for their workers. We refer to these rules (WACs) as sections and they define or explain:
Words and phrases which we use
Who the workers' compensation system applies to
How to obtain workers' compensation coverage
Why a classification system is necessary
How our classification plan is designed
How our classification approach compares to other states
How we assign classifications to your business
How we classify your business if a specific classification treatment is not referenced in our classification plan
How employers report and pay premiums to us
How we compute base rates
Audit and recordkeeping requirements
Experience rating plan
Base rate tables.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 51.04.020 and 51.16.035. WSR 19-11-109, § 296-17-31001, filed 5/21/19, effective 7/1/19. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.06.035, 51.08.010, 51.04.020. WSR 07-12-045, § 296-17-31001, filed 5/31/07, effective 7/1/07. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.16.035. WSR 98-18-042, § 296-17-31001, filed 8/28/98, effective 10/1/98.]
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