Employers facing financial difficulties from the COVID-19 pandemic can receive a grace period of up to 90 days to pay workers’ compensation insurance premiums.
Labor & Industries announced that 90-day payment plans or deferrals will be free of penalties or interest.
Payments for the first quarter of 2020 are due no later than April 30. To be eligible for pandemic-related assistance, employers must contact their L&I account manager if they know they will be unable to make their quarterly payment. Account managers are available by phone at 360-902-4817.
As part of the agreement, businesses must file their quarterly report on time, which is no later than April 30, 2020. L&I regional offices are closed to walk-in visits because of the outbreak, however, quarterly reports can be filed online through QuickFile.
For additional services, L&I customers can find the phone numbers for offices in local communities online or call the L&I Office of Information and Assistance at 360-902-5800.