WSR 14-10-008
[Filed April 24, 2014, 11:44 a.m.]
Under RCW 34.05.230, following are two policy and interpretive statements issued by the department of labor and industries regarding the insurance services division.
If you have any questions or need additional information, please call Suchi Sharma at (360) 902-6744.
Suchi Sharma
Senior Policy Advisor
and Rules Coordinator
Title: Policy 15.70, Payment or Reimbursement for Burial Expenses.
Date Issued: May 1, 2014.
Description: This policy applies when death results from an accepted industrial injury or occupational disease and the state fund or self-insurance pension adjudicator receives a request for reimbursement for burial expenses. The policy gives guidance for what will and won't be reimbursed for burial expenses.
Contact: Nancy Lach, 7273 Linderson Way, Tumwater, WA 98501, (360) 902-4379,
Title: Policy 61.06, Industrial Insurance Coverage for Volunteers.
Date Issued: April 7, 2014.
Description: This policy is updated to add additional clarification and to reflect current practice. This policy is amended to recognize that for-profit businesses may have situations in which they have legitimate volunteers. These volunteers are not covered for industrial insurance, and the department does not offer coverage for them. The amended policy outlines specific criteria a business must meet to distinguish noncovered volunteers from covered workers.
Contact: Nancy Lach, 7273 Linderson Way, Tumwater, WA 98501, (360) 902-4379,