Chapter 296-14, Industrial Insurance-Pension Discount Rate

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The Department of Labor & Industries filed a CR-102 proposed rulemaking relating to Chapter 296-14 WAC
with the Office of the Code Reviser.

The proposed rulemaking is amending WAC 296-14-8810. The purpose of the proposed rule is to lower the pension discount rate for self-insured employers from 5.6% to 5.5%, effective April 1, 2024.

A link to the rulemaking activities can be found here: Rulemaking Activity at L&I (

The Department of Labor & Industries has scheduled one virtual public hearing to solicit comments on proposed rulemaking related to reducing the pension discount rate. All testimony and written comments become part of the public record.

Public Hearing

A virtual public hearing is scheduled as follows:

     Date: November 29, 2023
     Time: 10:00 am

     Join electronic Zoom meeting:
     Meeting ID: 936 165 5337

     Join by phone: 253-215-8782 US (Tacoma)
     Find your local number:

Written Comments

Written comments on the proposed rule will be accepted up to 5:00 PM (PST)
November 29, 2023. Any written comments should be sent to Suzy Campbell, via:

Mail                                                      OR Fax                OR E-mail
Suzy Campbell                                    360-902-5029
Department of Labor & Industries            
Insurance Services/Legal Services
PO Box 44270
Olympia WA 98504-4270

Anticipated Adoption Date

The proposed rule is scheduled for adoption on January 2, 2024, with a scheduled effective date of April 1, 2024.

If you need additional information or have questions concerning this proposed rulemaking, please contact Suzy Campbell at 360-902-5003.


Mike Ratko
Assistant Director for Insurance Services