The Kentucky Workers' Compensation Funding Commission was created in 1987 for the purposes of controlling, investing, and managing the funds collected to support the Commonwealth's workers' compensation program. The Funding Commission is required to establish the annual assessment rates necessary to fund the various programs.

In addition to funding the payment of Special Fund liabilities, the Kentucky Coal Workers' Pneumoconiosis Fund, and the Uninsured Employers Fund, these assessments finance the administrative operations of the Funding Commission and all programs in the Kentucky Labor Cabinet except Employment Standards, Apprenticeship and Training, and Labor-Management Relations and Mediation.

The Funding Commission is governed by a Board of Directors consisting of seven members. Board members include the Secretaries of Labor, Economic Development, and Finance & Administration Cabinets. In addition, the Governor appoints four members who represent labor, insurance companies writing workers' compensation insurance, employers, and self-insured employers and groups.


* * *  Updated 2017 Coal Assessment Rates Announced  * * *

Due to recent Legislation, the Funding Commission has set the following assessment rates for calendar year 2017 effective January 1, 2017:
  • Additional Coal Rate of 14%
  • Severed Coal Assessment of $0.15 per ton

The All Employers assessment rate was not changed and remains at the original 6.29% that was set for calendar year 2017.

If you have submitted a report and remitted payment at the 49.5% Coal Additional Assessment Rate and $0.4174 Severed Coal Assessment Rate, please contact our office for refund or credit options.


***   E-FILE/E-PAY   ***

We are pleased to announce our NEW Quarterly Premium Report Online System (E-File/E-Pay). This system provides companies with a secure, convenient, and fee-free option for assessment reporting and payment.  For more details on the E-File/E-Pay system, please see the FAQs on our website or call 502-573-3505.


File Your QPR Online 


If you file electronically, you must remit a corresponding EFT payment.
Electronic reports in "Pending" status are not complete until electronic payment has been fully processed.

* * *   2017 Assessment Rates  * * *

The Funding Commission has adopted the following assessment rates for calendar year 2017:
  • All Employers Rate of 6.29%
  • Additional Coal Rate of 14%
  • Severed Coal Assessment of $0.15 per ton
Please be advised that all rates above have changed from the previous year.
Office Contact


Kentucky Workers' Compensation Funding Commission
42 Mill Creek Park
PO Box 1128
Frankfort, KY 40602-1128


(502) 573-3505 - Office

(502) 573-4923 - Fax

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