Making Workers' Compensation Work Right for Minnesota's Union Construction Industry

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WELCOME ABOARD NEW MEMBERS!


Contractors:

  Effective May 1, 2019:
  Brite Lite Electric Company
  Dakota Glass and Glazing, LLC
  Nordstrom Architectural Sheet Metal, Inc.
  Pulse Electric, Inc.

  Effective April 1, 2019:
  Austin's Painting & Decorating, LLC
  Genz-Ryan Plumbing & Heating Co., Inc.
  River City Erectors, Inc.

  Effective March 1, 2019:
  Stack Bros Mechanical Contractors, Inc.
  Wysan Precast Services LLC


Sponsoring Insurance Providers:

  New Insurance Carrier Coming Soon!



DIGITAL TOOLS & DOCUMENTS

NEW digital tools and documents are now available.



SUBSCRIPTION FEES FOR 7/1/2018 TO 6/30/2019

The Board of Trustees approved NO CHANGE to the payroll assessment rate (0.12%) , the minimum annual fee ($960), or the maximum annual fee ($8,450). The corresponding amounts of minimum and maximum assessed payroll are as follows:

  • *Minimum assessed payroll: $800,000 x .0012 = $960/year;
  • *Maximum assessed payroll: $7,041,670 x .0012 = $8,450/year.


MILESTONES

  • 2018 ended with 365 participating contractors employing 22,341 trades-people earning $1.28 Billion in annual field payrolls. This is a net increase of 4 contractors and $50 million of participating payroll from 2017 year-end.
  • For July 2018 – June 2019, trustees approved no increase to the payroll multiplier used to calculate employer subscription fees or to the maximum annual fee ($8,450) and minimum annual fee ($960). This continues a 21 year history of NO subscription fee increases since our inception.
  • Utilizing Wilson-McShane’s Information Technology Staff, a UCWCP program overview video for contractors was created and is available for use during contractor’s new employee orientations, Safety Day training, or during job site safety talks.
  • A UCWCP program introduction video was created to help contractors and participants understand what to do when an injury occurs.
  • Digital tools and resources were developed and made accessible through the UCWCP website for members to use at any time and from any location. Tools include:
    • “Identifying a Designated Medical Care Provider”
    • “Establishing a Designated Provider Relationship”
    • “How to Get a Return to Work in 3 Days”
    • “Ensure a Successful Return to Work through Light Duty”



2018 AUDIT RESULTS

The UCWCP is a Taft-Hartley Trust, qualified pursuant to Internal Revenue Code 501 (c) (9). As such, an audit of the Trusts’ financial statements and net assets is completed annually by an independent auditor. For the 2018 calendar year, the trust has again obtained the highest quality rating based upon generally accepted accounting principles.