ABC RETRO 
ABC Retro Program

Find out how much you could be getting back through the ABC Retro Program
Download and fill out the 
Retro Release here (no obligation)

Fax this form to Associated Builders & Contractors at (425) 455-5701

To download the ABC Retro Brochure, click
here.

For questions regarding the great benefits of the ABC Retro program,
contact
Wendy Novak at (425) 646-8000 or (800) 640-7789.


 What is Retro?

  • ABC members have an optional program available to them to assist in cutting the cost of industrial insurance premiums. Labor & Industries has a financial-incentive program called retrospective rating which allows ABC to sponsor a retro program. Under ABC Retro, your firm's industrial insurance premium for a given 12-month "retro coverage period" is adjusted, after the fact, based on claims with an injury date within the period.

  • Retrospective rating requires your active participation to help control these costs. By keeping claims costs to a minimum, you have an opportunity for a substantial refund.

  • Retro gives you a financial incentive to increase your safety awareness, reduce workplace accidents, and get more involved in minimizing the costs of the claims that do occur. In addition to helping you earn retro refunds, you'll be controlling your future "experience factor" and premium rates.

  • Under the retro program, an employer who experiences claim costs lower than expected for the coverage period will receive a refund. An employer will be charged an additional premium to partially cover the unanticipated expenses if claim costs are higher than projected.

 

 Why ABC Retro?

  1. You'll have a Washington State certified claims examiner working for you to get your workers' compensation claims closed promptly, through ABC Retro’s contract with the Employer Resources Northwest (ERNW), ABC Retro's third party administrator.

  2. You'll be able to attend over 50 ABC safety seminars each year, held in several locations from Tacoma to Bellingham - and they're free to ABC Retro members.

  3. You'll receive free safety materials each month, including safety news, toolbox talk topics, safety videos, tips on hiring and incentivizing employees, and more.

  4. You'll be just a toll-free phone call away from ABC's experienced Safety Professional, who's available full-time to answer your questions, review your safety materials, send you any forms you need, and perform safety audits of your jobsites.

  5. You'll receive easy-to-read reports each month that will explain exactly what's going on with your claims.

  6. You'll be eligible to sit on the contractor committee that governs the ABC Retro program, reviewing applicants and establishing requirements, procedures, and policies.

  7. You'll be secure in the knowledge that you're in a not-for-profit program. ABC Retro is designed to make money for you, not the sponsoring association.

Sponsors
The Blue Book of Building & Construction

The Blue Book of Building & Construction

Oles Morrison Rinker & Baker LLP

Oles Morrison Rinker & Baker LLP

ERNwest

ERNwest

High Country Contractors & Developers

High Country Contractors & Developers

Precision Door Service

Precision Door Service


CHG Building Systems, Inc.

CHG Building Systems, Inc.

HUB International NW, LLC

HUB International NW, LLC

Dustin Walling Associates

Dustin Walling Associates

Graham Contracting, Ltd.

Graham Contracting, Ltd.

Peterson Sullivan LLP

Peterson Sullivan LLP


Lovsted-Worthington LLP

Lovsted-Worthington LLP

Ski's Painting

Ski's Painting

Building Systems West

Building Systems West

Clausen Law Firm

Clausen Law Firm

Daily Journal of Commerce

Daily Journal of Commerce