Spokane, WA (PRWEB) February 18, 2014
Washington Employers announced today they have been selected as the third party administrator for the group retrospective rating program of Washington Growers League.
Group retrospective rating programs, also known as "retro,” are safety incentive programs offered by the Washington State Department of Labor & Industries (L&I) that offer refunds of L&I premiums for workers' compensation insurance as a reward for creating safe work environments.
With today’s announcement, qualifying members of Washington Growers League now have access to an effective alternative for managing their L&I claims. Group “retro” programs tend to provide employers with greater refund potential at a lower level of risk than individual programs.
“What makes this new alternative unique for our members is the difference in how workers compensation claims will be managed,” stated Mike Gempler, Executive Director of Washington Growers League, “Washington Employers’ team of claims managers will actively manage every claim, so employers can do what they do best—concentrate on running their business.”
Washington Employers claims managers make up the most credentialed retro claims management team in Washington State. Their approach is to prevent injuries before they happen through proven safety programs, to actively manage every claim to get the injured employee back to work, and to guide members in managing the human side of safety by driving employee engagement.
“Since group retro refunds are dependent upon overall program performance, members must meet specific underwriting criteria to participate,” stated Art Dalessandro, Vice President of Washington Employers’ Workers Compensation Services. “The success of Washington Growers League’s program is dependent on each company’s commitment to safety and accident prevention.”
For information on how to join the Washington Growers League retro program, please contact Art Dalessandro at (206) 664-7240.
About Washington Growers League
Washington Growers League is a non-profit, non-partisan association formed exclusively to assist and represent agricultural employers on labor and employment issues. We are the labor specialists in the industry and provide vital human resource services to agricultural employers in Washington State. For more information, visit http://www.growersleague.org.
About Washington Employers
For 29 years, Washington Employers has sponsored and administered the largest and highest performing retro group for manufacturing companies in the state, refunding over $130 million dollars to participating members. For more information, visit http://www.wa-emp.com.