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Oregon — Work Comp Rate Change Notice: Each year, the Department of Consumer and Business Services adopts by rule the workerscompensation premium assessment rate that is paid by employers to fund workerscompensation and workplace safety and health programs. The rule also adopts the rate for an additional amount that is collected from all self-insured employers and self-insured employer groups to fund the Self-Insured Employers Adjustment Reserve and the Self-Insured Employer Group Adjustment Reserve. These funds ensure worker benefits are available in the event of a financial failure of a self-insured employer or self-insured employer group.


Before recommending the 2023 rate, the department must analyze financial data and review and authorize a proposed workers’ compensation pure premium rate filing by the National Council on Compensation Insurance. The proposed premium assessment rate for 2023 and proposed assessments to fund the Self-Insured Employer Adjustment Reserve and Self-Insured Employer Group Adjustment Reserve for 2023 are expected to be announced mid-September.


This rulemaking will adopt the assessment rates that will be in effect from Jan. 1, 2023, to Dec. 31, 2023.


A hearing on the proposed workers’ compensation premium assessment rates will be held at 3 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 15, 2022, via virtual meeting. Details for virtual meeting:


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Written testimony will be accepted through 11:55 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 22, 2022 by the Director’s Office of the Department of Consumer and Business Services, 350 Winter St. NE, P.O. Box 14480, Salem, OR 97309-0405.


Text of the proposed rules, as well as the other rulemaking documents, can be found at


Address questions to Kaitlyn McAllister, Rules Coordinator; phone 503-947-7872; fax 503-947-0088; or email


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Oregon — The Oregon Division of Financial Regulation recently announced the following permanent rulemaking: ID 5-2022: In the matter of amending OAR 836-042-0045 relating to workerscompensation statistical plans


Amend Rule: 836-042-0045


 Rule summary: Amended for revisions to become effective on or before October 1, 2022, is prescribed as the

statistical plan for workerscompensation and employers’ liability insurance.


Filed: August 29, 2022 


Effective: September 1, 2022




OREGON — The Oregon Division of Financial Regulation recently announced the following permanent rulemaking:


ID 6-2022: Issuance of Group Health Benefit Coverage to Employer Association


Adopt Rule: 836-053-0006


 Rule summary: Defines the term employer association” and specifies the items that a health insurance carrier must provide to the department for approval prior to issuing group health benefit coverage to an employer association. Requires carriers to notify the department of any changes to the required information at least annually.


Filed: August 31, 2022 


Effective: September 1, 2022


Washington — Implementation of E2SHB 1688 second prepublication draft posted: We released the second prepublication draft for the implementation of E2SHB 1688 rule (R 2022-02). The draft rules will facilitate implementation of the law changes by ensuring that all affected entities understand their rights and obligations under the new law.


Comments on the prepublication draft are due Sept. 13, 2022; please send them to


For more information, including the text of the stakeholder draft, please visit the rule’s webpage.



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