What is Collectively Bargained Workers’ Compensation?
Collectively Bargained Workers’ Compensation (CBWC) is a replacement of the conventional system of workers’ compensation benefit delivery and dispute resolution brought about by a union and its signatory contractors through the collective bargaining process.
Through the use of a unique Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) process, Exclusive Medical Provider Networks, and other cooperative labor/management components, these programs expedite the process of administering and settling workers’ compensation claims.
What are the Benefits?
- Access to quality medical care
- A knowledgeable, proactive liaison to help navigate the claims process – the Ombudsperson
- Faster recovery and return to work for injured workers
- A fast and simple dispute resolution process – ADR – that saves time and aggravation
- A proven means to control and reduce claims costs
- A means to prevent or mitigate expensive and time consuming litigation
- Reduction of worker’s compensation premiums
We believe there are significant expense reductions in your overall workers’ compensation program by participation in the Laborer’s ADR Group Insurance Program.
- The time devoted by your staff processing and following up on claims should be reduced.
- Your employee will receive high quality and timely medical treatment by an approved medical panel approved by labor and management.
- The program offers competitive workers’ compensation premiums including group and ADR credits.
- Your overall workers’ compensation program will benefit by better controlling loss reserves and reduced claim expenses resulting in reduction of your experience modification.
- A major benefit of ADR is your ability to be pro-active within the claims process. You can communicate directly with the ombudsman and participate in the mediation/arbitration process so that your interests are well represented.
Who Can Join?
Signatory contractors of the Southern California District Council of Laborers and its affiliated locals:
- Bakersfield, Local 220
- Los Angeles, Local 300
- Gunite, Local 345
- Long Beach, Local 507
- San Bernardino, Local 783
- Santa Ana, Local 652
- San Pedro, Local 802
- San Diego, Local 89
- Ventura, Local 585
- Riverside, Local 1184
- Plaster Tenders, Local 1414
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Union contractors who are members of the following employer associations and are signatory contractors of the Southern California District Council of Laborers:
- Associated General Contractors of California, Inc.
- Building Industry Association of Southern California, Inc.
- Engineering Contractors Association
- Southern California Contractors Association, Inc.
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Chris R. Reinhardt, CIC
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Moreno Valley, CA 92556
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Barbara Shogren Lies
Shogren Services, LLC
7177 Brockton Ave., Suite 101
Riverside, CA 92506
Fax: (951) 788-0320