March 20, 2018

Agreement Reached!

Today’s issue of WorkCompRecap features our second round of legislative news in a week, as Washington Governor Chris Gregoire recently announced that the Legislature had finally reached an agreement on Workers’ Comp reforms in a special legislative session. The deal is expected to save somewhere around $900 million over the next four years.

Gregoire counted the establishment of Centers of Occupational Health Excellence and getting workers back on the job faster among their successes, but acknowledged that more work remained to be done, as the state’s Work Comp system faces “troubling trends that, if not addressed, will continue to exert increased financial pressures.”

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