Louisiana Workers' Compensation Corp. will return $23.5 million to about 17,000 policyholders in March and April, the ninth consecutive year the insurer has paid the dividends, said President and Chief Executive Officer Kristin W. Wall.

Over that time, the company has returned $182.8 million to policyholders. In 2011, the company returned $22.5 million to policyholders for the 2010 year.

Individual dividends are calculated using policyholders' premiums and the length of time they've been with LWCC.