industrial insurance http://www.kplu.org en I-1082 Would Allow Private Insurers for Workers Comp http://www.kplu.org/post/i-1082-would-allow-private-insurers-workers-comp <p>Washington is one of only four states in the nation that offers workers compensation insurance only through a government agency.&nbsp;&nbsp; That could change this November.&nbsp; Initiative 1082 would allow private insurers to enter the market.&nbsp;&nbsp; Backers of the measure say the competition would force rates down on a tax that&#39;s been going up steadily in recent years.&nbsp;&nbsp; Opponents say it&#39;s a power grab by the insurance industry that could leave injured workers in a lurch.&nbsp;&nbsp; KPLU business and labor reporter Bellamy Pailthorp has the story.</p> Thu, 28 Oct 2010 00:24:35 +0000 64 at http://www.kplu.org I-1082 Would Allow Private Insurers for Workers Comp