The Washington Food Industry Association promotes, supports, and protects businesses in the food, beverage, and convenience industry.

Workers' Compensation Retrospective Rating Program

Over $5.8 Million Refunded to 232 Members!

Does your team of employees work hard to keep their employees safe? If so, we have a perfect way to for your store or business to be recognized for their hard work and commitment to safety!! This award is a proactive way to engage membership, benchmark performance, recognize companies and sustain retro performance focusing on prevention for our Retro participants. 
Eligibility: Any company that is actively enrolled in the 2018-2019 Washington Food Industry Association Retrospective Rating Program and who has not been part of the WFIA Waiver Program the last 2-years may apply for the EISA award. Annual paid premium is based on the company’s entire annual workers’ compensation paid premium in Washington State. However, each establishment must submit their own application, and it will be reviewed individually under the company’s category size. 
    • January 1 through February 15, 2019 companies may submit their WFIA EISA application.
    • February 16 through April 15, 2019, WFIA and ERNwest will review applications, contact and schedule onsite reviews with the establishments whose self-assessment scores > 90+ on the self-assessment form.
    • April 16 through May 15, 2019, WFIA and ERNwest will recognize the top 3 winners: 1- small group; 1-medium group; and 1-large group winner.


Award: One winner from each group will receive an award, a gold seal of excellence in safety which can be posted on their website and other printed materials, prize money, and their Retro refund check one month early to be delivered June 1, 2019.
Prize money
    • 1-Small Group with annual paid premium up to $50,000 would receive a bonus check of $2,500.
    •  1-Medium Group with annual paid premiums between $50,001 and $100,000 would receive a bonus check of $5,000.
    •  1-Large Group with annual paid premiums of $100,001 or higher would receive a bonus check of $7,500.

 Deadline to apply: February 15, 2019

For questions please contact Jan Gee at or 360-753-5177.

First and foremost, the goal of WFIA’s Group Retro Program services is to reduce the workers’ compensation premiums you pay to L&I. This can’t be done by the push of a button. Many factors go into reducing the premiums your firm pays to L&I. We specialize in administering workers' compensation Retrospective Rating (Retro) programs and have more experience than any other company in the state. However, through WFIA’s strategic mix of services, members will be on the road to reduced workers’ compensation premiums. Members of WFIA’s program pays an average of 15% less than other non-retro industry businesses. We proudly work with ERNwest to provide an effective and efficient workers' compensation program for our members.

WFIA Group Retro Program Members Receive:

  • Claims Management
  • Safety/Loss Control
  • Legal Service
  • Training
  • Communication
  • NEW DOSH Citation Support
    • Call ERNwest immediately if you are being inspected.

    • If feasible a Safety and Loss Control Manager will come to your location or be available by phone for support and to answer any questions you many have at that time.

    • A Safety and Loss Control Manager will analyze the citation and will appeal on your behalf if it is determined the citation can be reduced or removed.

    • We will represent you at the resumption hearing.

Learn More By:
1. Calling us at 360-753-5177
2. Emailing us at
3. Viewing or downloading the following documents:

Washington Food Industry Association

P.O. Box 706

1415 Harrison Ave NW, Suite 101

Olympia, WA 98502

Tel: 360-753-5177


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