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What is Collectively Bargained Workers' Compensation?

Collectively Bargained Workers' Compensation (CBWC) is a replacement for 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 ombudsman
  • 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 Operating Engineers Group Insurance Program.

  • The time devoted to 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 reducing claim expenses, resulting in a reduction of your experience modification.
  • A major benefit of ADR is your ability to be proactive 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 Operating Engineers Local Union #12, Operative Plasters and Cement Masons Local Union 500 & 600

Employer Associations

Union contractors who are members of the following employer associations

  • Southern California Contractors Association
  • United Contractors Association
  • Associated General Contractors of California Inc.
  • Building Industry Association of Southern California Inc.
  • Western Wall and Ceiling Contractors Association Inc.


CA License #OK 21323
Chris R. Reinhardt, CIC
P.O. Box U
Moreno Valley, CA 92556
(800) 864-6623
Outside CA Call: (909) 234-7290
Fax: (909) 494-4164
[email protected]


Barbara Shogren Lies
Shogren Services, LLC
7177 Brockton Ave., Suite 101
Riverside, CA 92506

(800) 905-7595
Fax: (951) 788-0320
[email protected]