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Q&A: How can I get the lowest rate on business insurance?

Feb 10 2017 We printed this Q&A column in today's edition (Feb. 10) of The Lewiston Tribune.How can I get the lowest rates on business insurance? - Business Insurance rates vary dramatically from... more

What Industry Has Highest Worker Injury Rate?

Nov 12 2013 "Pick any other industry, and the injury rate is less," explained Scott Harris, Ph.D., MSPH, who added that healthcare worker injury rates are only less than outdoor wilderness professions... more

Independent Contractor? Maybe not!

Apr 13 2013 Is your janitor, maintenance worker, or sub-contractor really an independent contractor? Business owners are tempted to classify some workers as "independent contractors" to avoid payroll... more

MT Workers Comp Reform Enacted

Apr 15 2011 Supporters claim reform bill will save $100 million in first year. Montana's workers compensation rates are the highest in the nation which led to urgent reform efforts that culminated on... more

Workers Comp Sparked By 100 Year Old Tragedy

Mar 25 2011 On March 25, 1911 the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory in New York City caught fire taking the lives of 146 people. This tragedy led to the beginnings of workers compensation insurance and... more

Workplace Deaths At All-Time Low in Oregon

Mar 10 2011 Seventeen people covered by Oregon's workers' compensation system died on the job during 2010, the Department of Consumer and Business Services (DCBS) announced today. The total represents... more

Montana Workers Comp Reform Urgent

Feb 25 2011 Montana Rep. Scott Reichner wants to reform Montana's workers compensation system. Montana has the most expensive workers' compensation premium rates in the country with an average of $3.33... more

WA Workers Comp Rates Jump 12%

Jan 31 2011 The Washington Department of Labor & Industries (L&I) today announced a final decision to increase workers' compensation premium rates by an average 12 percent or 6.5 cents per hour... more

11 Issues Impact Work Comp in 2011

Jan 24 2011 Every business owner will be impacted by the troubles brewing in workers compensation insurance. Among the top trends identified to watch are - medical costs continue to rise, injured... more

Idaho Workers Comp Rates Rise

Jan 5 2011 Workers compensation rates in Idaho will rise 3.7% in 2011. This is the first increase since 2005, when the overall rate increase was 5.3%. Employers in Idaho are required by law to cover... more

WA Voters Alert - Initiative 1082

Oct 12 2010 WA ballot initiative to privatize workers compensation Watch for November ballot Initiative-1082 The 30 year battle to end the state monopoly of Workers Compensation insurance goes to... more


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