Workers’ comp provider marks a century in business

Pinnacol Assurance marked a milestone in celebrating a century of providing workers’ compensation insurance to Colorado employers.

The celebration included a ceremony at the State Capitol and a proclamation by Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper.

“Colorado’s workers’ compensation system is considered to be one of the best in the country because it effectively balances the needs of injured workers and of businesses,” said Phil Kalin, president and chief executive officer of Pinnacol Assurance. “That balance between stable rates and the fair treatment of injured workers makes Colorado an attractive place for both employers and their employees to locate, live and work.”

Colorado offers the 11th lowest workers’ compensation insurance rates in the country while improving benefits for injured workers.

Pinnacol Assurance provides insurance, safety programs and other services to more than 55,000 businesses in Colorado, covering more than 1 million employees. Nearly 2,000 Mesa County businesses are among the policyholders. For more information, visit