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.
If you are trying to reach Kentucky Unemployment Insurance, please go to Kentucky Unemployment Insurance.  If you have received fraudulent claims information, please go to Kentucky Unemployment Insurance Report UI Fraud. 

  ***   E-FILE/E-PAY   ***

KRS 342.122(2)(b) Beginning on January 1, 2020, all assessments shall be electronically remitted to the funding commission quarterly not later than the thirtieth day of the month following the end of the quarter in which the premium is received. Receipt shall be considered timely when filed and remitted using the appropriate electronic pay system as prescribed by the funding commission. Employers carrying their own risk and employers defined in KRS 342.630(2) shall pay the annual assessments in four (4) equal quarterly installments.
Our Online Reporting System (E-File/E-Pay) 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. 
When filing electronically, you must remit a corresponding EFT or credit card payment.
Electronic reports in "Pending" status are not complete until electronic payment has been fully processed.

*** 2022 Assessment Rate ***
The KWCFC Board of Directors met at the regularly scheduled meeting on Wednesday, September 22, 2021 and set the following rates for 2022​.
All Employers Rate: 6.94%
Coal Additional Rate: 0.00%
Severed Coal Rate: $0.00 per ton


 *** FY 2022 Board Meeting Dates *** 

July 21, 2021
September 22, 2021
November 17, 2021
January 26, 2022
March 23, 2022
May 18, 2022
 May 18, 2022 meeting link:

You are invited to a Teams meeting.

When: May 18, 2022 09:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)


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Office Contact
Kentucky Workers' Compensation Funding Commission
42 Mill Creek Park
Frankfort, KY 40601
(502) 573-3505 - Office
(502) 573-4923 - Fax