NCW Workers’ Compensation Trust Cooperative

The NCESD administers the North Central Washington (NCW) Workers’ Compensation Trust, which promotes a safe and healthy work environment, safety programs and encourages return to work in the event of an injury.  Claims for the trust are managed through Matrix Absence Management, TPA.  The trust is responsible for monitoring medical cost, lost wages, and pension benefits.  The NCW Workers’ Comp Trust goal is to promote risk management services, and provide safety trainings thus reducing accidents and saving districts money.

Member School Districts

Chelan County
Cascade, Cashmere, Entiat, Lake Chelan, Manson, Stehekin, Wenatchee

Douglas County
Bridgeport, Eastmont, Mansfield, Orondo, Palisades, Waterville

Grant County
Coulee-Hartline, Ephrata, Grand Coulee Dam, Moses Lake, Quincy, Soap Lake, Warden, Wilson Creek

Okanogan County
Brewster, Methow, Nespelem, Okanogan, Omak, Oroville, Pateros, Tonasket

Suzanne Reister, Program Manager, is the liaison between the districts, employees and the third party administrator.  Suzanne manages the trust and is responsible for a variety of risk management services to districts, specific district safety trainings, claims reviews and work place analysis.  Also we have a Hearing Conservation Program and on-line SafeSchools trainings available.  We also assist districts with DOSH required Accident Prevention Programs and provides support to the trust.

Suzanne and staff are available to provide a variety of trainings and services to districts such as:

  • Custodial/Maintenance
  • Certificated
  • Classified
  • Food Service
  • Transportation
  • New employee safety orientation
  • Safety Committees Structure
  • Accident Investigation Training
  • DOSH (WISHA) Required Ladder Safety Training
  • DOSH (WISHA) Hearing Conservation Training
  • DOSH (WISHA) Heat Stress Training
  • Ergonomic Assessments & Training
  • First Aid/CPR/AED Training (fee applies)
  • Food Service Assessment
  • SafeSchools On-Line Safety Program
  • Individual training for specific district needs

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact Suzanner Reister, 509.667.7100 suzanner@ncesd.org or Brooke Thomsen, 509.667.3635 brooket@ncesd.org

Our Workers' Compensation Staff include: