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WSIA in Brief


  • Founded in 1971
  • Speaks for over 365 self-insured employers in Washington
  • Approximately 1/3 of the workforce - nearly 900,000 employees - is employed by a self-insured employer
  • 60 percent of the state's annual payroll - over $53 billion - is paid by a self-insured employer
  • Washington's most visible home-based brands -- like Boeing, Weyerhaeuser, Microsoft, Starbucks, Costco, REI, and the Mariners and Seahawks -- are all self-insured
  • Many prominent public sector employers also self-insure, like King County and other counties, the City of Seattle and many other cities, and various K-12 school districts around the state

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For media inquiries, please contact WSIA Executive Director Kris Tefft by e-mail or telephone at 360.754-6416.