Political Subdivision Workers Compensation Alliance

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Political Subdivision Workers' Compensation Alliance

Political Subdivision Workers' Compensation Alliance
P.O. Box 203065
Austin, TX 78720-3065
Phone: 866-997-7922

The Alliance was formed in 2006 by five risk pools that offer workers’ compensation coverage and claims services to public entities in Texas. Collectively, Alliance risk pools represent the second largest workers’ compensation carrier in the state, with more than 3,000 public employers representing 500,000 employees. Because we were formed by the member risk pools, the Alliance exclusively serves these pools, and the public entities that participate in their workers’ compensation programs. The member pools cover the operating costs of the Alliance.

As a result of the 2005 workers’ compensation reforms, Texas public entities have the opportunity to directly contract with health care providers in order to deliver the best medical care possible to injured employees. The Alliance was established under Chapter 504.053 of the Texas Labor Code, to perform the direct contracting and credentialing of health care providers on behalf of its members (the pools.)

The Alliance contracts with providers throughout Texas. Rather than trying to be the largest network, our focus is identifying and contracting with the best quality and most efficient health care providers. We understand that top quality health care leads to better outcomes for injured employees. With this focus on quality, the Alliance has consistently delivered savings to our members—through lower overall medical costs, lower prescription drug utilization, and quicker return-to-work for injured employees.

Our direct-contracting program is designed to foster cooperative relationships between the providers, adjusters, injured workers and employers. We encourage an open dialogue during the course of treatment to ensure that injured employees get the right treatment at the right time, and can get back to a healthy and productive life as soon as possible.

 

Alliance Members

Collectively, these Pools provide workers’ compensation benefits to almost 3000 public employers including public schools; junior colleges; counties; cities; hospital, water districts; river authorities; community mental health mental retardation centers, and over 500,000 public employees.

Texas Association of School Boards Risk Management Fund

Texas Association of School Boards Risk Management Fund
P.O. Box 2010
Austin, TX 78768-2010
Phone: 800-482-7276 • Fax: 800-580-6720
Preauthorization Fax: 888-777-8272
www.tasbrmf.org

The TASB Risk Management Fund is the premier provider of risk management services for school districts and educational entities in the state of Texas. With more than 1,100 members, the Fund is one of the oldest, largest, and financially strongest risk pools in the nation.

The Fund doesn't just offer risk management coverage; it provides a comprehensive solution to your risk management needs. In addition to providing coverage through its unemployment compensation, workers' compensation, auto, liability, and property programs, it also offers a wide range of services and member benefits, such as loss prevention, free member training, online claim forms and resources, grant programs, and so much more.

Learn more by visiting our Web site at www.tasbrmf.org.

 
Texas Municipal League Intergovernmental Risk Pool

Texas Municipal League Intergovernmental Risk Pool
P.O. Box 149194
Austin, TX 78714-9194
Phone: 800-537-6655
www.tmlirp.org
www.tmlirp.org/contact for Contact List

The mission of the Texas Municipal League Intergovernmental Risk Pool is to offer and provide Texas municipalities and other units of local government with a stable and economic source of risk financing and loss prevention services.

The Pool's programs are built with the members' goals and needs in mind. As the mission statement is the Pool's foundation, the following objectives are its building blocks: provide appropriate coverages that meet the needs of the Pool's members, educate members about avoiding and reducing risks, control losses with effective legal defense and claims handling, and serve as an expert source of information on risk management for cities, other units of local government and the Texas Municipal League.

The Pool is an interlocal agency offering workers' compensation, liability, and property protection to Texas political subdivisions including: Airport Authorities, Cities, Conservation & Reclamation Districts, Councils of Government, Drainage Districts, Fire Districts / Emergency Service Districts, Flood Control Districts, Hospital Districts, Housing Authorities, Downtown Management & Improvement Districts, Mental Health / Mental Retardation Agencies, Municipal Utility Districts, Navigation Districts, Public Library Districts, Public Utility Boards, River Authorities, Tax Appraisal Districts, Transit Authorities, Water & Irrigation Districts, and 911 Districts.

 
Texas Association of Counties Risk Management Pool

Texas Association of Counties Risk Management Pool
Claims Administrator York Risk Services Group
P.O. Box 160120
Austin, TX 78716
Phone: 800-752-6301 • Fax: 512-346-9321
www.county.org

For more than 40 years, Counties have been pooled together through the Texas Association of Counties Risk Management Pool to provide a stable, sustainable resource of protection against a variety of risks and liabilities. With more than 380 Members, the TAC RMP maintains a strong Member retention rate - and for good reason. The TAC RMP offers value well below the commercial market, and its risk control programs and services — provided free to TAC RMP Members — work to help Texas counties manage costs and promote safety.

 
Texas Water Conservation Association Risk Management Fund

Texas Water Conservation Association Risk Management Fund
P.O. Box 26655
Austin, TX 78755-0655
Phone: 800-580-8922
www.twcarmf.org

The Texas Water Conservation Association Risk Management Fund was created by Texas water districts and authorities to provide self-insurance and risk management services for the Fund’s members. The sole purpose of the Fund is to provide coverage protection for its member water districts and authorities. Four types of basic coverage are available: workers’ compensation, liability, property, and group benefits.

The Fund is a self-insurance pool created under Texas law through interlocal agreements among water districts and authorities and the Fund. In addition to self-insurance coverage, member districts and authorities receive risk management, legal, and loss prevention services designed to meet the unique needs of water entities in Texas. The Fund was created in 1988 under the sponsorship of the Texas Water Conservation Association. As a member-owned and governed program, the Fund is uniquely positioned to understand and respond to changes in members’ operating environment.

Membership in the Fund includes river authorities, municipal water districts and authorities, municipal utility districts, water control and improvement districts, groundwater conservation districts, port authorities, navigation districts, irrigation districts, and drainage districts. Loss prevention is a high priority for the Fund. This is reflected in the broad range of services, including surveys and consultations, risk management assessments, specialized training, and other loss prevention resources provided to members.

 
Texas Council Risk Management Fund

Texas Council Risk Management Fund
P.O. Box 26655
Austin, TX 78755-0655
Phone: 800-580-6467
www.tcrmf.org

The Texas Council Risk Management Fund is a self-insurance pool formed by Texas Community Centers to provide a comprehensive program of self-insurance for member centers. Through this program, community centers pool their risks and combine resources to obtain greater stability and economies of scale for risk management. The Fund exists to provide workers’ compensation, liability and property coverage and risk management services for its members. Its objectives are to provide long-term stability in coverage, attain lower costs, develop improved risk management practices, and allow its members more control over their management of risk.

The Fund was created in 1988 under the sponsorship of the Texas Council of Community Centers, Inc. In addition to self-insurance coverage, member centers receive risk management services tailored to meet the unique needs of community centers in Texas. Services designed to prevent losses and contain costs are cornerstones of the Fund. These include liability workshops, legal consultation, risk management assessments, and specialized training.

Membership in the Fund represents the diversity of the state. It includes small community centers in predominantly rural areas as well as centers located in large urban areas. Some member centers serve a single county, and others serve very large multi-county areas.

 

The Political Subdivision Workers' Compensation Alliance (the Alliance) is a 504 network serving 5 public entity risk pools: