The North Carolina Association of County Commissioners’ (NCACC) Risk Management Pools (RMP) offers workers’ compensation and liability and property coverages for counties and related entities. Members of the RMP enjoy comprehensive and affordable coverage specifically designed for local government exposures. Today of the 100 counties in North Carolina, 71 are members in one or both Risk Pools.
Risk Management Pools
Workers’ Compensation Pool
The NCACC began the Workers’ Compensation Pool in 1981. At that time, local governments were unable to buy workers’ compensation coverage at a reasonable cost. The traditional insurance markets were unwilling to provide this statute mandated coverage for an affordable price, or in most cases, not at all.
Workers Compensation claims are handled through our service partner Sedgwick Claims Management Services Inc. (SCMS)
Liability and Property Pool
The NCACC created the Liability and Property Pool in 1986 for similar reasons to the Workers’ Compensation Pool. Specifically, because of the need for a steady, consistent risk management program designed to reduce the property – liability exposures confronting local governments and create more significant control over the availability of coverage and associated costs.
The Liability and Property Pool’s claims are also administered by SCMS through a dedicated staff to deliver consistent claim management results in concert with the Association’s oversight.
Risk Management Education & Resources
Risk Control Services
Reducing and controlling risk is critical for success of any risk management program. We approach our services with the idea that the best outcome for any accident is for it to never happen to begin with.
Risk Management Services
The NCACC offers several Risk Management services and educational opportunities for counties.
Underwriting Change Request Forms
Toll-Free Claims Reporting
Call 1-877-NCACCRM (1-877-622-2276), and one call does it all. No more paperwork! We will complete the first report of injury or loss notices for you.
This service is available for all types of claims, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, at no cost to members.
A copy of the report is faxed back to your office for your records.
The after-hours emergency number to speak with the claims supervisor on the call regarding a severe claim is 1-866-261-5788.
Member Cyber Portal
NCACC Liability & Property Risk Pool members have exclusive access to an online portal, the eRiskHub ® powered by NetDiligence, a leading cyber risk readiness and response service provider.
HR Help Line
The NCACC Risk Pools’ H.R. Legal Helpline is a NEW limited resource available to NCACC Risk Pool members. The sole purpose of the Helpline is to assist members with basic, time-sensitive employment issues. The NCACC Risk Pools have contracted directly with Pool attorneys to provide the requested advice at no initial cost to its members.
To use the Helpline, a Pool member will complete the attached form and send it by email or fax to a legal professional as outlined in the document. Once the request is received, an attorney will contact the appropriately designated requestor by close of business the next day, if not sooner.
Transit Lift Gate Reimbursement
Transit Lift Gate Reimbursement
This program provides a reimbursable grant to assist counties and transit authorities to purchase and install liftgates for transit vehicles equipped with wheelchair lifts. These gates offer an engineered solution to the unguarded opening that is created when a wheelchair lift is left unattended in the down position. The result of a passenger falling through this opening can lead to severe injury or even death.
Reimbursement is limited to $4,500 (Up to 3 gates per fiscal year).
Frank Bonner Scholarship Application
To be eligible, applicants must:
- Be employed by a county that participates in the NCACC Liability & Property Pool or the Workers Compensation Pool
- Be primarily responsible for risk management and/or insurance administration for that county (or county entity).
Check back soon for application details.