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Wyoming County (population 42155)

Name of service/government operation: Wyoming County Workmen's Compensation Pool

Form of sharing: Cost sharing of expenses

Services affected: Workmen's Compensation coverage

Year started: 1997

Partners: 16 Towns; 8 Villages; 5 School Districts; Wyoming County (including a County Hospital)

Primary goal(s)/motivation(s): Reduce premium costs and better delivery of services

What planning process preceded the sharing? Gain consensus with all entities joining the pool

What governance structures and/or agreements are required to maintain this agreement? Board of Directors & Exec. Committee & Administrator, FT

Challenges: 32 entities/large number of claims processed annually.

Benefits: Cost savings

Impact on budget: strong workmen's compensation pool actuarial management. The Pool is all about savings and local delivery of services and adminstration.

Impact on labor: One person department

Impact on service: Better service with outside contractors

Key contact: A. D. Berwanger