Wfia Retro Program Benefits

Reduce Risk -
Maximize Refunds

What is RETRO?

RETROSPECTIVE RATING (RETRO) is an optional financial incentive program offered by the Department of Labor and Industries to help employers reduce their industrial insurance costs. Employers or groups of like employers may receive premium refunds or they may be assessed additional premium based on their performance.

The Washington Food Industry Association (WFIA) Retro Program is open to Washington Wine Institute members through an affiliate relationship. WFIA is the program sponsor and provides administration and oversight.

WFIA RETRO Program Benefits

RETRO program benefits include:

  • Claims Management with a team of experts on your side.
  • Refunds that are transparent with no hidden costs.
  • Safety services that help your company get and stay safe.
  • Monthly reports that are easy to read and outline claim activity.
  • Consistent refunds, yielding an average of 25% over the last 5 years.

The Washington Food Industry Association (WFIA) Retro Program is open to Washington Wine Institute members through an affiliate relationship. WFIA is the program sponsor and provides administration and oversight.

Management Choices

In order to meet the needs of its members, there are two options employers can choose from.

RETROSPECTIVE RATING PROGRAM

Also known as “Retro”, is the only way you are able to earn any of your premium back from LNI. Your premium is pooled along with other employers of similar risk class or industry, which reduces risk and maximizes refunds.

NON-RETRO MANAGEMENT ONLY OR WAIVER PROGRAM

Not quite ready for Retro? Whether you have had a couple of bad years or a couple of out of control claims, there is a place for you. Employers will have access to all of ERNwest’s services to help you get back on track.

How to Qualify for Retro

Qualified RETRO applicants typically have these characteristics:

  • Good standing member of WFIA
  • All workers’ compensation premiums current
  • Willing to provide Light Duty work or Kept on Salary (KOS) for injured workers
  • Meet premium/loss criteria

RETRO Program Release Form

Please fill and submit the form below to see if your company qualifies. Or download the PDF version, complete and email to us.

Company Information

Company Name

DBA (if applicable)

Address

City

State

Zip

Contact Name

Email

Phone

Approximate cases of wine sold in Washington per year

LABOR AND INDUSTRIES RELEASE OF INFORMATION

Authorization is hereby given to the Department of Labor & Industries to provide our company's claim history, premiums, losses, statistics, experience modification factor and related industrial insurance data to the Washington Food Industry Association and Employer Resources Northwest. This authorization is to include allowing Employer Resources Northwest online access to the Secure Access system and the Claim and Account (CAC) system. The scope of authorization is to include all matters relating to the Department of Labor & Industries and is to begin effective immediately and granted for one year from date of signature or until withdrawn through our written notification to the Department.

 

Company Official

Title

L&I Account Number

Number of Employees

 
I authorize the release of information to the Department of Labor and Industries

Signature

Date