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Agency: 190 - Board of Industrial Insurance Appeals

A002 - Hearings

The Hearings Section schedules and conducts formal hearings on all contested issues raised in an appeal. Hearings are formal legal proceedings following the civil rules applicable in the Superior Courts of Washington. At the conclusion of the hearings and the closing of the record, a judge will issue a written proposed decision and order containing findings of fact and conclusions of law on all contested issues. If a party disagrees with the proposed decision issued by a hearing judge, the party can petition the three-member board to review the decision. In the review program, judges assist board members in determining the appropriate action to take on petitions. Judges review the petition and the entire record of proceeding, then make recommendations to the board. If the board votes to review a proposed decision, the review judge will draft the final decision and order for the board members' approval.

Account FY 2020 FY 2021 Biennium Total
FTE 120.2 118.6 119.4
163 - Worker/Community Right to Know Acct
State 5,000 5,000 10,000
608 - Accident Account
State 8,735,000 9,022,000 17,757,000
609 - Medical Aid Account
State 8,737,000 9,020,000 17,757,000
FY 2020 FY 2021 Biennium Total
FTES 120.2 118.6 119.4
GFS
Other 17,477,000.0 18,047,000.0 35,524,000.0
Totals 17,477,000.0 18,047,000.0 35,524,000.0

000182 - Average weeks to resolve ind ins appeals

Average number of weeks to resolve industrial insurance appeals.
Biennium Period Actual Target
2015-17 Q1 29 33
2015-17 Q2 28 33
2015-17 Q3 29 33
2015-17 Q4 29 33
2015-17 Q5 31 33
2015-17 Q6 31 33
2015-17 Q7 31 33
2015-17 Q8 31 33
2017-19 Q1 30 33
2017-19 Q2 30 33
2017-19 Q3 30 33
2017-19 Q4 30 33
2017-19 Q5 30 33
2017-19 Q6 30 33
2017-19 Q7 30 33
2017-19 Q8 30 33
2019-21 Q1 32 33
2019-21 Q2 32 33
2019-21 Q3 33 33
2019-21 Q4 32 33
2019-21 Q5 0 33
2019-21 Q6 0 33
2019-21 Q7 0 33
2019-21 Q8 0 33

000331 - Percentage of Cases Successfully Resolved Without Appeal to Superior Court

Percentage of cases successfully resolved without appeal to Superior Court
Biennium Period Actual Target
2015-17 Q1 96% 97%
2015-17 Q2 96% 97%
2015-17 Q3 97% 97%
2015-17 Q4 97% 97%
2015-17 Q5 97% 97%
2015-17 Q6 97% 97%
2015-17 Q7 97% 97%
2015-17 Q8 97% 97%
2017-19 Q1 97% 97%
2017-19 Q2 97% 97%
2017-19 Q3 97% 97%
2017-19 Q4 97% 97%
2017-19 Q5 97% 97%
2017-19 Q6 97% 97%
2017-19 Q7 97% 97%
2017-19 Q8 97% 97%
2019-21 Q1 97% 97%
2019-21 Q2 97% 97%
2019-21 Q3 96% 97%
2019-21 Q4 97% 97%
2019-21 Q5 0% 97%
2019-21 Q6 0% 97%
2019-21 Q7 0% 97%
2019-21 Q8 0% 97%

000413 - Final orders issued by the Board of Industrial Insurance Appeals

Total number of final orders issued.
Biennium Period Actual Target
2015-17 Q1 0 0
2015-17 Q2 0 0
2015-17 Q3 0 0
2015-17 Q4 13,930 14,000
2015-17 Q5 0 0
2015-17 Q6 0 0
2015-17 Q7 0 0
2015-17 Q8 13,929 14,000
2017-19 Q1 0 0
2017-19 Q2 0 0
2017-19 Q3 0 0
2017-19 Q4 13,793 14,000
2017-19 Q5 0 0
2017-19 Q6 0 0
2017-19 Q7 0 0
2017-19 Q8 13,732 14,000
2019-21 Q1 0 0
2019-21 Q2 0 0
2019-21 Q3 0 0
2019-21 Q4 14,304 14,000
2019-21 Q5 0 0
2019-21 Q6 0 0
2019-21 Q7 0 0
2019-21 Q8 0 14,000

000423 - Cost per final order

Average cost per final order
Biennium Period Actual Target
2015-17 Q1 $0.00 $0.00
2015-17 Q2 $0.00 $0.00
2015-17 Q3 $0.00 $0.00
2015-17 Q4 $1,473.00 $1,350.00
2015-17 Q5 $0.00 $0.00
2015-17 Q6 $0.00 $0.00
2015-17 Q7 $0.00 $0.00
2015-17 Q8 $1,499.00 $1,350.00
2017-19 Q1 $0.00 $0.00
2017-19 Q2 $0.00 $0.00
2017-19 Q3 $0.00 $0.00
2017-19 Q4 $1,603.00 $1,600.00
2017-19 Q5 $0.00 $0.00
2017-19 Q6 $0.00 $0.00
2017-19 Q7 $0.00 $0.00
2017-19 Q8 $0.00 $1,600.00
2019-21 Q1 $0.00 $0.00
2019-21 Q2 $0.00 $0.00
2019-21 Q3 $0.00 $0.00
2019-21 Q4 $1,614.00 $1,600.00
2019-21 Q5 $0.00 $0.00
2019-21 Q6 $0.00 $0.00
2019-21 Q7 $0.00 $0.00
2019-21 Q8 $1,678.00 $16,000.00

A003 - Mediation

The Mediation Program focuses on assisting parties in understanding the appeal process and reaching an agreed resolution, if possible. Unrepresented appellants are given an opportunity to discuss the issues involved in their appeal in an informal setting with a judge and a representative from the other party. Judges are trained mediators who have extensive knowledge of workers' compensation and other areas of the law, as well as in the practices and procedures of the Board. These skills and specialized knowledge are used to assist the parties in exploring options for resolution of the appeal.

Account FY 2020 FY 2021 Biennium Total
FTE 44.4 43.8 44.1
608 - Accident Account
State 3,230,000 3,339,000 6,569,000
609 - Medical Aid Account
State 3,234,000 3,336,000 6,570,000
FY 2020 FY 2021 Biennium Total
FTES 44.4 43.8 44.1
GFS
Other 6,464,000.0 6,675,000.0 13,139,000.0
Totals 6,464,000.0 6,675,000.0 13,139,000.0

000182 - Average weeks to resolve ind ins appeals

Average number of weeks to resolve industrial insurance appeals.
Biennium Period Actual Target
2015-17 Q1 29 33
2015-17 Q2 28 33
2015-17 Q3 29 33
2015-17 Q4 29 33
2015-17 Q5 31 33
2015-17 Q6 31 33
2015-17 Q7 31 33
2015-17 Q8 31 33
2017-19 Q1 30 33
2017-19 Q2 30 33
2017-19 Q3 30 33
2017-19 Q4 30 33
2017-19 Q5 30 33
2017-19 Q6 30 33
2017-19 Q7 30 33
2017-19 Q8 30 33
2019-21 Q1 32 33
2019-21 Q2 32 33
2019-21 Q3 33 33
2019-21 Q4 32 33
2019-21 Q5 0 33
2019-21 Q6 0 33
2019-21 Q7 0 33
2019-21 Q8 0 33

000331 - Percentage of Cases Successfully Resolved Without Appeal to Superior Court

Percentage of cases successfully resolved without appeal to Superior Court
Biennium Period Actual Target
2015-17 Q1 96% 97%
2015-17 Q2 96% 97%
2015-17 Q3 97% 97%
2015-17 Q4 97% 97%
2015-17 Q5 97% 97%
2015-17 Q6 97% 97%
2015-17 Q7 97% 97%
2015-17 Q8 97% 97%
2017-19 Q1 97% 97%
2017-19 Q2 97% 97%
2017-19 Q3 97% 97%
2017-19 Q4 97% 97%
2017-19 Q5 97% 97%
2017-19 Q6 97% 97%
2017-19 Q7 97% 97%
2017-19 Q8 97% 97%
2019-21 Q1 97% 97%
2019-21 Q2 97% 97%
2019-21 Q3 96% 97%
2019-21 Q4 97% 97%
2019-21 Q5 0% 97%
2019-21 Q6 0% 97%
2019-21 Q7 0% 97%
2019-21 Q8 0% 97%

000413 - Final orders issued by the Board of Industrial Insurance Appeals

Total number of final orders issued.
Biennium Period Actual Target
2015-17 Q1 0 0
2015-17 Q2 0 0
2015-17 Q3 0 0
2015-17 Q4 13,930 14,000
2015-17 Q5 0 0
2015-17 Q6 0 0
2015-17 Q7 0 0
2015-17 Q8 13,929 14,000
2017-19 Q1 0 0
2017-19 Q2 0 0
2017-19 Q3 0 0
2017-19 Q4 13,793 14,000
2017-19 Q5 0 0
2017-19 Q6 0 0
2017-19 Q7 0 0
2017-19 Q8 13,732 14,000
2019-21 Q1 0 0
2019-21 Q2 0 0
2019-21 Q3 0 0
2019-21 Q4 14,304 14,000
2019-21 Q5 0 0
2019-21 Q6 0 0
2019-21 Q7 0 0
2019-21 Q8 0 14,000

000423 - Cost per final order

Average cost per final order
Biennium Period Actual Target
2015-17 Q1 $0.00 $0.00
2015-17 Q2 $0.00 $0.00
2015-17 Q3 $0.00 $0.00
2015-17 Q4 $1,473.00 $1,350.00
2015-17 Q5 $0.00 $0.00
2015-17 Q6 $0.00 $0.00
2015-17 Q7 $0.00 $0.00
2015-17 Q8 $1,499.00 $1,350.00
2017-19 Q1 $0.00 $0.00
2017-19 Q2 $0.00 $0.00
2017-19 Q3 $0.00 $0.00
2017-19 Q4 $1,603.00 $1,600.00
2017-19 Q5 $0.00 $0.00
2017-19 Q6 $0.00 $0.00
2017-19 Q7 $0.00 $0.00
2017-19 Q8 $0.00 $1,600.00
2019-21 Q1 $0.00 $0.00
2019-21 Q2 $0.00 $0.00
2019-21 Q3 $0.00 $0.00
2019-21 Q4 $1,614.00 $1,600.00
2019-21 Q5 $0.00 $0.00
2019-21 Q6 $0.00 $0.00
2019-21 Q7 $0.00 $0.00
2019-21 Q8 $1,678.00 $16,000.00