WSR 07-07-129

PERMANENT RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

LABOR AND INDUSTRIES

[ Filed March 21, 2007, 11:47 a.m. , effective July 1, 2007 ]

I understand from discussions with my staff that the formatting of the rules text filed with the CR-103 the Department of Labor and Industries filed on March 12, 2007, as WSR 07-07-032 did not comply with the requirements of WAC 1-21-110(1). Enclosed for resubmission is an adoption order with the text of the rules formatted properly.


Sincerely,

Judy Schurke

Director


Effective Date of Rule: July 1, 2007.

Purpose: Chapter 296-17 WAC, General reporting rules, audit and recordkeeping, rates and rating system for Washington workers' compensation insurance. This rule-making order will adopt a reduction in the medical aid premium base rates for work done during the six months beginning July 1, 2007, which will ultimately reduce the medical aid contingency reserve. During this time period, medical aid premiums will not be assessed for employers and workers and therefore it is anticipated that this will reduce the balance of the medical aid fund by $315 million.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Amending 2, WAC 296-17-895 and 296-17-89502; and new rule adopted WAC 296-17-89504 Horse racing industry industrial insurance, medical aid, and supplemental pension by class.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 51.06.035, 51.08.010, 51.04.020.

Adopted under notice filed as WSR 07-02-014 [07-03-014] on January 4, 2007.

Changes Other than Editing from Proposed to Adopted Version: Two paragraphs are added to the two amended sections that explain the process by which the medical aid reduction will occur. The retrospective rating plans standard premium size ranges (WAC 296-17-90492 Table I) were not amended.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 1, Amended 2, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Date Adopted: March 21, 2007.

Judy Schurke

Director

OTS-9641.1


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 06-24-054, filed 12/1/06, effective 1/1/07)

WAC 296-17-895   Industrial insurance accident fund base rates and medical aid base rates by class of industry.   Industrial insurance accident fund and medical aid fund base rates by class of industry shall be as set forth below.


Base Rates Effective

January 1, 2007

Class Accident

Fund

Medical Aid

Fund

0101 1.5102 0.7102
0103 1.9285 0.9063
0104 1.0954 0.5189
0105 1.4873 0.8554
0107 1.4779 0.6467
0108 1.0954 0.5189
0112 0.8855 0.4502
0201 2.9771 1.1228
0202 3.5865 1.7260
0210 1.4481 0.5946
0212 1.5741 0.6908
0214 1.5723 0.6391
0217 1.2903 0.6064
0219 1.0310 0.5979
0301 0.6338 0.4127
0302 2.4031 0.8991
0303 2.2735 0.8789
0306 1.2097 0.5013
0307 1.0909 0.5375
0308 0.5462 0.3967
0403 1.8151 1.0914
0502 1.8533 0.7421
0504 1.6756 0.8618
0507 3.1395 1.7331
0508 2.4004 0.8899
0509 1.9140 0.7798
0510 1.6923 0.9163
0511 1.9177 0.8731
0512 1.8329 0.7927
0513 0.9923 0.4630
0514 2.1735 1.0436
0516 1.8907 0.8933
0517 1.9313 1.0352
0518 1.9005 0.8052
0519 2.6218 1.1503
0521 0.6073 0.3376
0601 0.7416 0.3729
0602 0.9248 0.4189
0603 1.2551 0.4830
0604 1.0086 0.6823
0606 0.5608 0.3679
0607 0.5428 0.3239
0608 0.4330 0.2432
0701 2.7040 0.7317
0803 0.4986 0.3150
0901 1.9005 0.8052
1002 1.0349 0.6322
1003 0.8552 0.5082
1004 0.5814 0.3011
1005 9.6730 4.4009
1007 0.4244 0.2189
1101 0.7541 0.4688
1102 1.5286 0.7283
1103 1.3045 0.7863
1104 0.5311 0.4052
1105 1.0005 0.5747
1106 0.3267 0.2807
1108 0.6894 0.4434
1109 1.5396 0.9942
1301 0.7669 0.3602
1303 0.2400 0.1527
1304 0.0296 0.0192
1305 0.4356 0.2806
1401 0.4876 0.3476
1404 0.7669 0.5189
1405 0.6008 0.3976
1407 0.6165 0.4427
1501 0.6346 0.3723
1507 0.5820 0.3399
1701 1.0239 0.5509
1702 2.5949 0.9691
1703 1.1204 0.3557
1704 1.0239 0.5509
1801 0.5826 0.3513
1802 0.8068 0.4272
2002 0.7386 0.5182
2004 1.0135 0.6728
2007 0.4854 0.3184
2008 0.3401 0.2179
2009 0.3930 0.3170
2101 0.7007 0.4712
2102 0.5642 0.4120
2104 0.3307 0.2965
2105 0.6213 0.4048
2106 0.4365 0.3199
2201 0.2530 0.1745
2202 0.7733 0.4742
2203 0.4765 0.3581
2204 0.2530 0.1745
2401 0.5360 0.3290
2903 0.6629 0.4833
2904 0.7700 0.5325
2905 0.5443 0.4428
2906 0.3483 0.2395
2907 0.5409 0.3986
2908 1.1619 0.6262
2909 0.3916 0.2927
3101 1.0863 0.5612
3102 0.2872 0.1983
3103 0.6003 0.3802
3104 0.6744 0.3701
3105 0.7886 0.5375
3303 0.4653 0.3088
3304 0.4574 0.3817
3309 0.4556 0.3036
3402 0.5828 0.3664
3403 0.2137 0.1418
3404 0.5027 0.3517
3405 0.3434 0.2232
3406 0.1960 0.1695
3407 0.7729 0.4525
3408 0.1880 0.1246
3409 0.1663 0.1403
3410 0.2803 0.2240
3411 0.5284 0.3058
3412 0.6816 0.3328
3414 0.6261 0.3601
3415 0.8773 0.5152
3501 1.1294 0.7094
3503 0.2759 0.2748
3506 1.3792 0.5391
3509 0.3980 0.3263
3510 0.3848 0.2760
3511 0.7602 0.5032
3512 0.3360 0.2880
3513 0.4523 0.3564
3602 0.1286 0.0963
3603 0.4908 0.3451
3604 0.8076 0.6067
3605 0.5803 0.3382
3701 0.2872 0.1983
3702 0.4833 0.3360
3708 0.7128 0.4106
3802 0.1954 0.1415
3808 0.4773 0.2627
3901 0.1540 0.1481
3902 0.5034 0.3777
3903 1.0439 0.8858
3905 0.1447 0.1398
3906 0.4803 0.3556
3909 0.2474 0.2162
4002 1.6280 0.7618
4101 0.3183 0.2031
4103 0.4048 0.3771
4107 0.1686 0.1219
4108 0.1487 0.1119
4109 0.2210 0.1513
4201 0.8230 0.3679
4301 0.6687 0.5001
4302 0.6992 0.4650
4304 1.0132 0.7360
4305 1.4391 0.6544
4401 0.4070 0.2945
4402 0.8309 0.6355
4404 0.5665 0.4215
4501 0.1849 0.1590
4502 0.0399 0.0354
4504 0.1011 0.1050
4601 0.7733 0.5186
4802 0.2979 0.2248
4803 0.2438 0.2354
4804 0.5360 0.3861
4805 0.2812 0.2436
4806 0.0566 0.0450
4808 0.4945 0.3441
4809 0.3766 0.3045
4810 0.1332 0.1225
4811 0.2506 0.2279
4812 0.3967 0.3054
4813 0.1493 0.1295
4900 0.3884 0.1773
4901 0.0867 0.0511
4902 0.1098 0.0738
4903 0.1675 0.1054
4904 0.0304 0.0237
4905 0.3208 0.2955
4906 0.0986 0.0692
4907 0.0513 0.0399
4908 0.0799 0.1152
4909 0.0381 0.0622
4910 0.4829 0.3235
4911 0.0697 0.0500
5001 6.0252 2.4999
5002 0.6557 0.3944
5003 2.3613 0.9947
5004 0.9584 0.6259
5005 0.6550 0.3265
5006 1.9073 0.8254
5101 0.9648 0.6286
5103 0.7356 0.5874
5106 0.7356 0.5874
5108 0.9177 0.6739
5109 0.6542 0.3966
5201 0.4666 0.2945
5204 0.9946 0.6060
5206 0.4708 0.2584
5207 0.1551 0.1536
5208 0.8852 0.5790
5209 0.8151 0.4940
5300 0.1098 0.0738
5301 0.0330 0.0267
5302 0.0207 0.0154
5305 0.0498 0.0464
5306 0.0605 0.0494
5307 0.5858 0.3420
6103 0.0753 0.0755
6104 0.3560 0.2884
6105 0.3714 0.2395
6107 0.1224 0.1320
6108 0.4166 0.3694
6109 0.0980 0.0688
6110 0.6353 0.4328
6120 0.2971 0.1916
6121 0.3714 0.2395
6201 0.3576 0.2052
6202 0.6582 0.4908
6203 0.0825 0.1050
6204 0.1219 0.1102
6205 0.2469 0.1932
6206 0.2350 0.1773
6207 0.9090 0.9446
6208 0.2207 0.2133
6209 0.3010 0.2576
6301 0.1529 0.0747
6302 0.1776 0.1483
6303 0.0725 0.0510
6304 0.3757 0.3458
6305 0.0909 0.0884
6306 0.3406 0.2448
6308 0.0669 0.0483
6309 0.1776 0.1483
6402 0.2832 0.2378
6403 0.1593 0.1422
6404 0.2184 0.1745
6405 0.6377 0.3937
6406 0.1116 0.0981
6407 0.2793 0.2110
6408 0.4131 0.2828
6409 0.9934 0.5215
6410 0.2946 0.2151
6501 0.1719 0.1293
6502 0.0403 0.0313
6503 0.0902 0.0447
6504 0.3636 0.3535
6505 0.0944 0.0974
6506 0.0994 0.0899
6509 0.3492 0.3076
6510 0.5441 0.2700
6511 0.3269 0.2768
6512 0.2715 0.2105
6601 0.1848 0.1493
6602 0.4685 0.3511
6603 0.3564 0.2275
6604 0.0833 0.0656
6605 0.2779 0.2818
6607 0.1746 0.1260
6608 0.6917 0.2648
((6614 44* 35*
6615 309* 270*
6616 14* 10*
6617 103* 76*
6618 99* 50*))
6620 4.8308 2.9905
((6622 565* 449*
6623 207* 147*))
6704 0.1754 0.1209
6705 0.6966 0.7926
6706 0.3005 0.2637
6707 3.4221 2.9240
6708 6.9097 7.8371
6709 0.2714 0.2477
6801 0.6708 0.4154
6802 0.4546 0.3395
6803 1.0265 0.4432
6804 0.2946 0.1943
6809 4.7278 4.0617
6901 0.0000 0.0584
6902 1.2857 0.4644
6903 8.6855 3.9709
6904 0.4799 0.2432
6905 0.4281 0.2567
6906 0.0000 0.2567
6907 1.3109 0.8611
6908 0.4925 0.3340
6909 0.1169 0.0963
7100 0.0327 0.0243
7101 0.0255 0.0175
7102 3.0801 4.2970
7103 0.6772 0.3641
7104 0.0310 0.0234
7105 0.0316 0.0254
7106 0.1887 0.1614
7107 0.2015 0.1987
7108 0.1703 0.1730
7109 0.1259 0.1085
7110 0.3871 0.2062
7111 0.4265 0.2329
7112 0.6466 0.4776
7113 0.3368 0.3040
7114 0.5211 0.4502
7115 0.5380 0.4693
7116 0.6929 0.5136
7117 1.5938 1.2207
7118 1.3242 1.0182
7119 1.3808 0.9103
7120 6.4082 4.2401
7121 5.9556 3.9464
7122 0.5236 0.4754
7200 1.2338 0.6227
7201 1.5423 0.7784
7202 0.0414 0.0226
7203 0.1053 0.1217
7204 0.0000 0.0000
7205 0.0000 0.0000
7301 0.5041 0.3715
7302 0.9770 0.7401
7307 0.4868 0.3880
7308 0.2678 0.2871
7309 0.2410 0.2315
7400 1.5423 0.7784

((* These rates are calculated on a per license basis for parimutuel race tracks and are base rated.))

For work performed during the period July 1, 2007, through December 31, 2007, and reported and paid in full to the department no later than April 30, 2008, employers shall not be required to pay nor shall they be entitled to deduct from workers' pay, medical aid premium; such premiums shall be deemed to have been paid by the department out of the medical aid fund.
In calendar year 2008, the department will pay such dividends from the accident fund to employers not participating in the retrospective rating program during the period July 1, 2007, through December 31, 2007, as the department's actuaries determine to be necessary to equalize the proportion of losses funded between retro and nonretro employers.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 51.16.035, 51.32.073, 51.08.010, and 51.04.020(1). 06-24-054, 296-17-895, filed 12/1/06, effective 1/1/07. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.04.020, 51.16.035, and 51.32.073. 05-23-162, 296-17-895, filed 11/22/05, effective 1/1/06; 04-24-025, 296-17-895, filed 11/23/04, effective 1/1/05. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.04.020 and 51.16.035. 04-13-017, 296-17-895, filed 6/4/04, effective 7/5/04. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.04.020, 51.16.035, 51.32.073, and 51.18.010. 03-24-066, 296-17-895, filed 12/1/03, effective 1/1/04. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.16.035, 51.32.073, 51.18.010, and 51.04.020(1). 02-24-029, 296-17-895, filed 11/27/02, effective 1/1/03. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.04.020, 51.16.035, 51.32.073, 51.18.010. 01-23-061, 296-17-895, filed 11/20/01, effective 1/1/02; 00-23-101, 296-17-895, filed 11/21/00, effective 1/1/01. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.16.035, 51.04.020. 00-14-052, 296-17-895, filed 7/1/00, effective 7/1/00. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.04.020, 51.16.035 and 51.32.073. 99-24-055, 296-17-895, filed 11/29/99, effective 12/31/99; 98-24-094, 296-17-895, filed 12/1/98, effective 1/1/99. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.16.035. 98-18-042, 296-17-895, filed 8/28/98, effective 10/1/98. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.04.020, 51.16.035 and 51.32.073. 97-24-062, 296-17-895, filed 12/1/97, effective 1/1/98; 96-24-063, 296-17-895, filed 11/29/96, effective 1/1/97. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.16.035. 96-12-039, 296-17-895, filed 5/31/96, effective 7/1/96. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.16.035 and 51.32.073. 96-06-025, 296-17-895, filed 2/28/96, effective 4/1/96. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.04.020. 95-23-080, 296-17-895, filed 11/20/95, effective 1/1/96; 94-24-007, 296-17-895, filed 11/28/94, effective 1/1/95. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.04.020(1) and 51.16.035. 94-12-051, 296-17-895, filed 5/27/94, effective 7/1/94. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.04.020. 93-24-114, 296-17-895, filed 12/1/93, effective 1/1/94. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.04.020(1) and 51.16.035. 93-12-093, 296-17-895, filed 5/31/93, effective 7/1/93; 92-24-063, 296-17-895, filed 11/30/92, effective 1/1/93; 91-24-053, 296-17-895, filed 11/27/91, effective 1/1/92; 91-12-014, 296-17-895, filed 5/31/91, effective 7/1/91; 90-24-042, 296-17-895, filed 11/30/90, effective 1/1/91; 90-13-018, 296-17-895, filed 6/8/90, effective 7/9/90; 89-24-051 (Order 89-22), 296-17-895, filed 12/1/89, effective 1/1/90. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.04.020(1). 89-16-001 (Order 89-07), 296-17-895, filed 7/20/89, effective 8/20/89. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.16.035 and 51.04.020. 88-24-012 (Order 88-30), 296-17-895, filed 12/1/88, effective 1/1/89. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.16.035. 88-12-065 (Order 88-05), 296-17-895, filed 5/31/88; 88-12-050 (Order 88-06), 296-17-895, filed 5/31/88, effective 7/1/88; 88-06-047 (Order 87-33), 296-17-895, filed 3/1/88; 87-24-060 (Order 87-26), 296-17-895, filed 12/1/87, effective 1/1/88; 87-12-032 (Order 87-12), 296-17-895, filed 5/29/87, effective 7/1/87. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.04.020(1) and 51.16.035. 86-24-042 (Order 86-41), 296-17-895, filed 11/26/86. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.16.035. 86-12-041 (Order 86-18), 296-17-895, filed 5/30/86, effective 7/1/86; 85-24-032 (Order 85-33), 296-17-895, filed 11/27/85, effective 1/1/86; 85-13-046 (Order 85-13), 296-17-895, filed 6/17/85; 85-06-026 (Order 85-7), 296-17-895, filed 2/28/85, effective 4/1/85; 84-24-016 (Order 84-23), 296-17-895, filed 11/28/84, effective 1/1/85. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.04.020(1). 84-12-048 (Order 84-12), 296-17-895, filed 6/1/84. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.16.035. 83-24-017 (Order 83-36), 296-17-895, filed 11/30/83, effective 1/1/84; 82-24-047 (Order 82-38), 296-17-895, filed 11/29/82, effective 1/1/83; 81-24-042 (Order 81-30), 296-17-895, filed 11/30/81, effective 1/1/82; 81-04-024 (Order 81-02), 296-17-895, filed 1/30/81; 80-17-016 (Order 80-23), 296-17-895, filed 11/13/80, effective 1/1/81. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.04.030 and 51.16.035. 79-12-086 (Order 79-18), 296-17-895, filed 11/30/79, effective 1/1/80. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.04.020(1) and 51.16.035. 78-12-043 (Order 78-23), 296-17-895, filed 11/27/78, effective 1/1/79; Order 77-27, 296-17-895, filed 11/30/77, effective 1/1/78; Emergency Order 77-25, 296-17-895, filed 12/1/77; Order 77-10, 296-17-895, filed 5/31/77; Order 76-36, 296-17-895, filed 11/30/76; Order 76-18, 296-17-895, filed 5/28/76, effective 7/1/76; Order 75-38, 296-17-895, filed 11/24/75, effective 1/1/76; Order 75-28, 296-17-895, filed 8/29/75, effective 10/1/75; Order 74-40, 296-17-895, filed 11/27/74, effective 1/1/75; Order 73-22, 296-17-895, filed 11/9/73, effective 1/1/74.]


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 06-24-054, filed 12/1/06, effective 1/1/07)

WAC 296-17-89502   Industrial insurance accident fund, medical aid and supplemental pension rates by class of industry for nonhourly rated classifications.   The base rates as set forth below are for classifications whose premium rates are based on units other than hours worked.

Base Rates Effective
January 1, 2007


Class

Accident

Fund

Medical Aid

Fund

Supplemental Pension Fund
0540 0.0268 0.0111 0.0005
0541 0.0161 0.0062 0.0005
0550 0.0375 0.0124 0.0005
0551 0.0218 0.0073 0.0005

For work performed during the period July 1, 2007, through December 31, 2007, and reported and paid in full to the department no later than April 30, 2008, employers shall not be required to pay nor shall they be entitled to deduct from workers' pay, medical aid premium; such premiums shall be deemed to have been paid by the department out of the medical aid fund.
In calendar year 2008, the department will pay such dividends from the accident fund to employers not participating in the retrospective rating program during the period July 1, 2007, through December 31, 2007, as the department's actuaries determine to be necessary to equalize the proportion of losses funded between retro and nonretro employers.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 51.16.035, 51.32.073, 51.08.010, and 51.04.020(1). 06-24-054, 296-17-89502, filed 12/1/06, effective 1/1/07. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.04.020, 51.16.035, and 51.32.073. 05-23-162, 296-17-89502, filed 11/22/05, effective 1/1/06; 04-24-025, 296-17-89502, filed 11/23/04, effective 1/1/05. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.04.020, 51.16.035, 51.32.073, and 51.18.010. 03-24-066, 296-17-89502, filed 12/1/03, effective 1/1/04. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.16.035, 51.32.073, 51.18.010, and 51.04.020(1). 02-24-029, 296-17-89502, filed 11/27/02, effective 1/1/03. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.04.020, 51.16.035, 51.32.073, 51.18.010; 01-23-061, 296-17-89502, filed 11/20/01, effective 1/1/02; 00-23-101, 296-17-89502, filed 11/21/00, effective 1/1/01. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.04.020, 51.16.035 and 51.32.073. 99-24-055, 296-17-89502, filed 11/29/99, effective 12/31/99; 98-24-094, 296-17-89502, filed 12/1/98, effective 1/1/99; 97-24-062, 296-17-89502, filed 12/1/97, effective 1/1/98; 97-12-011, 296-17-89502, filed 5/27/97, effective 7/1/97; 97-06-007, 296-17-89502, filed 2/24/97, effective 4/1/97.]


NEW SECTION
WAC 296-17-89504   Horse racing industry industrial insurance, medical aid, and supplemental pension by class.  

Base Rates Effective
January 1, 2007


Class

Accident

Fund

Medical Aid

Fund

Supplemental Pension Fund
6614 44* 35* 1*
6615 309* 270* 1*
6616 14* 10* 1*
6617 103* 76* 1*
6618 99* 50* 1*
6622 565** 449** 1**
6623 207** 147** 1**

* These rates are calculated on a per license basis for parimutuel race tracks and are base rated.
** These rates are calculated on a per 12 horse stalls for parimutuel race tracks and are base rated.

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