​​​​W.A.C. 284-22-050 (5)"Governing committee" means the committee responsible for administering the assigned risk plan. It shall consist of thirteen members, who shall be appointed by the commissioner. The director of the department of labor and industries shall be one member. The remaining members shall be selected to insure equal representation of each of the following interest groups; authorized insurers writing primary or excess workers' compensation insurance, insurance producers, organized labor, and maritime employers.    Member application




Governing Committee Members

 

 

Member*

Affiliation

Term Expiration

WA Labor & Industries

 

 

 

1

Bill Vasek

alternate: Mark Phillips

Representing

Joel Sacks, Director of L&I

n/a

Maritime Employers

 

 

 

1

 

Doug Dixon

Treasurer

alternate: Cherie Berg

Pacific Fishermen

2021

2

 

Kelly Merrill

alternate: Greg Carpenter

 

Foss Maritime

 

2019

3

Phil Hingston, CPA

alternate: Chloe Miller, CPA

 

Hingston Miller Hingston PLLC

 

2020

Labor

 

 

 

1

 

Gordon Baxter

Secretary

 

Maritime Labor

2019

2

 

Dave Jacobsen

 

Teamsters Local 174

2020

3

 

Harry Thompson

 

IBEW Local 46

2021

Insurers

 

 

 

1

 

Bill Stewart

alternate: John High

Alaska National

2019

2

 

Veronica Amen-Williams

AEU / ALMA

2020

3

 

Heather Curtis

alternate: Daniel Padilha

 

Homesite Insurance

2021

Insurance Producers

 

 

 

1

 

Vince Gullette

Chair

Alternate: Beth Jordan

 

Safehold Special Risk

 

2021

2

Katey Noonan

Vice Chair

Alternate: Steve Thorpe

North Star Insurance Services

2020

3

open

Producer

2019

*Members are listed in order of their tenure within their interest group.

 

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Washington USL&H Assigned Risk Plan

Tukwila Meeting Location

Teamsters Union Building
14675 Interurban Ave S
Tukwila, WA 98168


Tumwater Meeting Location

Office of the Insurance Commissioner

5000 Capitol Blvd SE

Tumwater, WA 98501


In accordance with the Washington Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation Act Assigned Risk Plan Bylaws (Article V) the Plan holds in-person meetings of the Governing Committee at least once each calendar quarter. Committee members are appointed by the Insurance Commissioner.

2019 Meeting Schedule

March 13, Sept 11 and Dec 11 at 9:30 a.m. in Tukwila, WA

June 12 at 10:00 a.m. in Tumwater​, WA


In accordance with the bylaws of the Washington USL&H Assigned Risk Plan Governing Committee, the following subcommittees have been established:

Executive Subcommittee

Insurance Subcommittee

 

Vince Gullette, Chair

Bill Vasek

Doug Dixon

Bill Stewart

Dave Jacobsen

 

Katey Noonan

Vince Gullette

Veronica Amen-Williams

Investment Subcommittee

Reinsurance Subcommittee

 

Doug Dixon, Chair

Bill Vasek

Dave Jacobsen

 

 

Bill Stewart, Chair

Veronica Amen-Williams

Bill Vasek