Member Benefits

Member-exclusive services

The Washington Retail Association is committed to strengthening our communities by placing Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion principles at the heart of the services we offer.

RETRO – a safety incentive program
Retro is a safety incentive program offering a partial refund of workers’ compensation tax premiums when adopting successful safety and cost saving strategies.

Ambassador Program
A free partnership program to help members build a resilient workplace safety program, apply strategies to lower workers’ comp. premiums, and consultations to advance quality safety practices.

Workers’ Compensation Claims Management
Our claims analyst team represents employers to adjudicate L&I’s
workers’ compensation claims. The goals are cost reduction and
assistance in workers’ return to work.

WAWorksafe — One-Source Safety
You will find a multitude of free safety training tools on digital platforms to assist in safety compliance, thanks to the multiple grantors for recognizing our safety team’s innovative ideas.

401 Multiple Employer Plan (MEP) Plan
WR is pleased to offer an MEP 401K Plan that provides members with group rate advantages and fewer administrative hassles.

Member HR Express Support
Got HR questions? Email us at [email protected]. We also provide updates and information on L&I employment regulations.

Make your voice heard
Members can join our Public Policy and Government Affairs meetings, and receive legislative and regulatory updates. Most importantly, we seek your input. Subscribe to the free IWR weekly newsletter HERE.

Retail Workforce Initiative and RISE Up Certifications
We have launched local partnerships to make retail careers visible and desirable. This initiative is a practical application of our JEDI principles. RISE Up certifications are industry-backed training credentials recognized locally and nationally.

WR is a non-profit trade group that provides political strength to bring about change. Partner with an association that understands not only your industry, but your unique individual business requirements in Washington State.

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The Group Retrospective Rating Program (RETRO) is a safety incentive program. The program was developed to encourage safety in the workplace and drive down the costs of doing business in Washington State.

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