Washington Retro

What is Retro?

A Retrospective Rating Plan “Retro Group” is composed of employers in a similar industry who share a common goal. They commit to the state, and to each other to have fewer and less severe accidents.

Our philosophy is to "prevent injuries first and foremost then minimize claim costs through professional claims management." 

Participants Receive

  • Professional Claims Management – regardless of size.
    We actively manage your claims!
  • In–house Safety Services and Consulting including . . .
  • Assistance with implementing a safety program within each member’s company.
    • Assistance with reducing Plan participants' experience modification factors EMR in subsequent years.
    • Assistance reducing the frequency and severity of industrial injuries.
    • Monthly group retro/worker’s compensation education meetings.
    • General group safety education programs.
    • A dedicated fund through which Members may receive partial relief of legal expenses necessary to dispute questionable, fraudulent claims.
    • Representation on Safety and Worker’s Compensation Legislative issues.

    Retro Refund History

    The Inland Pacific Chapter of Associated Builders and Contractors is proud to offer our qualifying members the option of participating in our highly successful Retro Group. In the last eight years we have refunded over $5,000,000 with an average return of 35%. This is an outstanding accomplishment.

    Our philosophy is to “prevent injuries first and foremost then minimize claim costs through professional claims management."

    Source: Washington State Labor & Industries Refund/Assessment Summary Reports

    Visit the Department of Labor & Industries website at www.lni.wa.gov/retro/ for even more information.

    How can my company begin benefitting?

    Download an IPC-ABC Retro Release Authorization here (PDF format) and fax it to Suzanne Schmidt at (509) 535-9967 and she will compile a refund predictor and contact you directly, or call the ABC Office for more information at (509) 534-0826

    Contact Us

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    For more information, contact Suzanne Schmidt at (509) 252-9207. For a free and confidential analysis of what your refunds would have been in the ABC's Retro Program, completed and return the release form.