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Fund Regulation

Workforce Safety & Insurance (WSI) is an exclusive, employer financed, no-fault insurance state fund covering workplace injuries, illnesses, and death. WSI is the sole provider and administrator of the workers’ compensation system in North Dakota.

North Dakota is one of four “exclusive” state funds in the country (the other three are Ohio, Washington, and Wyoming). This means that all employers, except those authorized to self-insure, must purchase workers’ compensation insurance from the state fund, rather than from private insurance companies. In the other 45 states and the District of Columbia, employers have the option to either buy workers’ compensation insurance from private insurance companies and competitive state funds or to self-insure.

The workers’ compensation fund was governmentally created in 1919. It is administered by the following:
North Dakota Administrative Code (Title 92)
North Dakota Century Code (Title 65)

Legislation enacted in 1997 created a customer-based Board of Directors. The role of the Board is to ensure continuity of leadership at WSI and to ensure that WSI operates efficiently and effectively. As part of the Board’s governance, WSI undergoes a performance audit every two years. Additionally, an Internal Audit Department is in place at WSI which reports to the Board. This further ensures that continued improvements are being made in all key areas of WSI operations and services.

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