History: people, business, Oregon
SAIF has been Oregon's leader in the workers' comp insurance industry since we opened our doors in 1914.
And we've been taking care of businesses and injured workers just as long. It all started with Dewie McKilrath—an injured logger from the Spaulding Logging Company in Salem who was our very first claim.
Back then, loggers around the state were risking life and limb, every single day on the job. Once we began protecting them, loggers and their families—and their employers—could worry just a little bit less and do their jobs a little better. Ever since, our goal has been to send every worker home safe every night.
Today, we're still innovating, looking for ways to make workplaces safer and to make Oregon the safest state. We have to: more than 47,000 businesses and their workers depend on us every day.
That focus on workplace safety has helped Oregon employers enjoy 20 consecutive years without a rate increase—a record no other state has come close to. Their workers stay healthy and on the job, and they save money, too.
In 2014 SAIF will celebrate its 100th year in business (we became a self-supporting, not-for-profit corporation in 1980). Not only have employers and injured workers across the state benefited from our stability, but essentially all Oregonians have benefited, too. Because we keep workers' comp insurance rates low for everyone, and that helps keep the Oregon economy strong for all of us.
SAIF's president and CEO is Brenda JP Rocklin. A Board of Directors, appointed by the governor, oversees SAIF's operations.