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Claims Management: One Call Away

August 18th, 2022|Comments Off on Claims Management: One Call Away

GRIP Blog Claims Management: One Call Away Sometimes workplace injuries happen—and employers who participate in MBAKS’ GRIP program have ERNwest there to help, by providing the resources and expertise needed. But what [...]

Blackwood Builders Give Back

August 3rd, 2022|Comments Off on Blackwood Builders Give Back

GRIP Blog Blackwood Builders Give Back What could a four, five, or six-figure check do for your business?  For Blackwood Builders Group, a Seattle based construction company, this pipe-dream is an annual [...]

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Saving Money With GRIP: The Basics

GRIP Blog Saving Money With GRIP: The Basics There are many benefits to GRIP participation, saving money not least among them. Program participants often pay lower upfront workers’ compensation premiums to the Department of Labor & Industries (L&I) and receive refunds on the premiums they do pay. To make the most of these opportunities to save with GRIP, participants should have a [...]

Safety Doesn’t Just Lower Costs—It Saves Lives

GRIP Blog Safety Doesn’t Just Lower Costs—It Saves Lives A local construction worker recently died on the job after falling from a second story garage roof onto a concrete floor. A 28-foot fall from a scissor lift fatally injured another worker, while two others were killed in vehicular mishaps. These workplace deaths happened on Washington state jobsites in just the last year [...]

Carrillo Construction’s Six-Figure Refund

GRIP Blog Carrillo Construction’s Six-Figure Refund What would your company do with an extra six-figure check? Host a party for employees, invest in state-of-the-art equipment, provide team bonuses? For many companies participating in the GRIP program, this dreamy thought experiment is a reality. Each year since GRIP began, participants have received refunds on their Department of Labor & Industries (L&I) premiums. In [...]

Celebrating Your Safety

GRIP Blog Celebrating Your Safety Each year, thousands of construction workers in Washington suffer work-related injuries. Safety-oriented trainings and policies are crucial to keeping employees safe, which in turn makes them feel valued and supported at work. When builders adopt practices that encourage and enforce a safe workplace, everyone wins.For employers, the advantage of a healthy and happy team is obvious, but with GRIP, [...]

L&I Workers Comp Rate Refresh

GRIP Blog L&I Workers Comp Rate Refresh Annually on June 1, the Department of Labor and Industries (L&I) reevaluates business workers’ compensation claim expenses to calculate unique rates for the following year.  This year, L&I will audit individual companies' claims between July 1, 2018, and June 30, 2021, to establish 2023 worker’s comp rates and experience modification factors (EMF). But what affects [...]

Getting a Handle on GRIP

GRIP Blog Getting a Handle on GRIP At first glance, the benefits of participating in GRIP may sound too good to be true. In 2021, participants received a combined $19 million in refunds on their Department of Labor & Industries (L&I) premiums. To understand how this is possible, we have to first take a step back and define what GRIP is: a [...]