WFIA Retrospective Rating (RETRO) Program

Find out if RETRO is right for you.

It’s Easy at 1-2-3.

  1. Fill out a no-obligation *release form. (Select the appropriate form below)
  2. Email or scan and fax to submit the form.
    fax: (866) 478-2696
  3. Receive personalized information about qualifications and refunds.

*If you would like to fill out and submit an online release form, go to

Get in Touch

If you have any questions about the WFIA program or Retro, contact us.

Robert Mitchell, Finance & Retro Mgr
(360) 753-5177 x102 |

ERNwest (Workers’ Comp. Partner)
Julie Osterberg, WFIA Group Manager
(253) 881-5669 |

Andrew Heard, Retro Coordinator
(253) 237-0817 |

What is Retro?

RETROSPECTIVE RATING (RETRO) is a financial incentive program offered by the Department of Labor and Industries to help employers reduce their industrial insurance costs. It is the only way you can earn any of your premium back from L&I. Your premium is pooled along with other employers of similar risk class or industry, which reduces risk and maximizes refunds.

More Information

WFIA RETRO Informational Brochure
WFIA 2023 Retro Review

Program Benefits

Before Claims Happen

  • Safety resources specific to the food industry
  • Help with setting up your safety program
  • Assessment of current performance and identification of cost-saving strategies

When Claims Happen

  • Proactive claim management by experts in Washington workers’ compensation
  • Dedicated return-to-work specialists
  • Monthly reports outlining claim type, costs and plan moving forward

Savings to You

  • Long-term savings with reduced rates/premium
  • Retro refunds averaging 26% over the last 3 years
  • DOSH citation assistance

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