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What is Retro?

July 27, 2022
01:00 pm - 02:00 pm

Virtual Class

Number of Seats Available: 199

Archbright Webinar | Breaking down Retro

Looking for ways for your organization to save money? In addition to helping employers keep their employees safe, Archbright has been helping employers earn valuable refunds on their workers’ compensation insurance for over 37 years through its Retrospective Rating program offerings. Retrospective Rating, often referred to as “Retro,” is a voluntary safety incentive program offered by Washington’s Department of Labor and Industries (L&I). The program allows employers the opportunity to earn refunds on the workers’ compensation premiums they pay. Archbright is one of the largest administrators of Retro programs in the state. 

In this webinar, we will discuss:

  • How retrospective rating works
  • The different retro programs available at Archbright
  • Included Archbright services and safety support
  • How you as an employer can benefit from participation

Please join us on July 27, 2022, at 1:00 PM to learn how to turn your workplace’s positive safety performance into a refund. 

Technology Minimums for Attending Virtual Events

Archbright provides virtual events so participants can attend from most anywhere, but each attendee must ensure that they are working from a location that has the necessary connectivity to the internet to facilitate participation.

Internet connectivity minimums

To ensure that you have a positive experience, you should verify that your internet connectivity provides a minimum of 5 Megabits per second (Mbps) in upload speed. Most internet packages for home-use are advertised by their download speed and not upload speed, and while this can be important for streaming movies or music, it isn’t the only consideration. For using WebEx, Skype for Business, or any VTC solution, the upload speed is just as important as the download speed.

How can I tell what I currently have?

If you are unsure what you currently have, please reach out to your Internet Service Provider (ISP) and request the information directly.

If they are unable to give you that information, please visit www.speedtest.net while connected to the internet in the same manner you intend to attend the virtual event…and perform a speed test.

Wireless technology minimums

Additionally, if you connect wirelessly, as many of us do, make sure your wireless router can broadcast at the same speed as your upload speed, if not even higher.

Wireless routers can broadcast at over 1 Gigabit per second (Gbps) these days, and many companies don't upgrade your router when you upgrade service. This often means that your wireless speeds are significantly lower than the upload speed that is available to you. This can cause significant issues with using WebEx over your wireless connection.

Other considerations

Remember that each device connected to the internet in your location is taking some of that download and upload capability and wireless connectivity. If you have many devices in your network, it is recommended to have significantly higher speeds to accommodate the increased traffic.

Please contact your internal IT team if you have any questions.