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

- UCWCP NEWS



WELCOME ABOARD NEW MEMBERS!


Contractors:

  Effective June 1, 2018:
  Optimum Mechanical Systems, Inc.
  US Siteworks, Inc.

  Effective May 1, 2018:
  Muska Plumbing, LLC
  Northland Paving, LLC
  Quality Manufacturing, Inc.
  Sheehy Construction Company

  Effective April 1, 2018:
  Thelen Heating & Roofing, Inc.

Sponsoring Insurance Providers:

  Effective March 1, 2018:
  United Fire Group (UFG) was approved as a sponsoring insurance provider.
   - Offers a 5% premium credit for our members

  Effective May 1, 2018:
  Third Coast Underwriters was approved as a sponsoring insurance provider.
   - Offers a 5% premium credit for our members



2017 MILESTONES

  • 2017 ended with 361 participating contractors employing 21,660 trades-people earning $1.23 Billion in annual field payrolls. This is a net increase of 15 contractors and $86 million of participating payroll from 2016 year-end.
  • WMC hired a professional staff person dedicated to the program for Member Relations & Communications; and an additional administrative services staff person.



DIGITAL TOOLS & DOCUMENTS

NEW digital tools and documents have been added to the Program Documents Page.

  • UCWCP Program Overview Video for use during a contractor Safety Day, New Employee Orientation or with potential members.
  • New documents include EPO Enhancements & Improvements, How to Get a Return to Work in 3 Days, and more…
  • Click here to visit the program documents page.



SUBSCRIPTION FEES FOR 7/1/2017 TO 6/30/2018: DECREASED!

Great News! The Board of Trustees approved a DECREASE of the payroll assessment rate (from .13% to .12%) and NO CHANGE to the minimum annual fee ($960) or maximum annual fee ($8,450).

The corresponding amounts of minimum and maximum assessed payroll were changed to reflect the decrease, as follows:
*Minimum assessed payroll: $800,000 x .0012 = $960/year;
*Maximum assessed payroll: $7,041,670 x .0012 = $8,450/year.



2017 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 2017 calendar year, the trust has again obtained the highest quality rating based upon generally accepted accounting principles.