Lisa Jock, WCLS, AIC
Director of Insurance
The Jefferson County Department of Insurance is responsible for the administration of the County Self-Insured Workers’ Compensation Plan, the Self-Funded Health Benefit Plan for County employees and dependents and Unemployment Insurance. Our office is involved in general risk management and the purchase of commercial insurance. The department works with the County Attorney to investigate and provide defense of general liability claims and works with the County’s commercial insurance on any claim for damage to County property. The Department of Insurance adjudicates and provides payment of Unemployment Insurance claims under the provisions provided by the NYS Department of Labor. Insurance certificates and other insurance documentation may be obtained by contacting the Insurance office directly.
Division – Health Benefits
Matt Wiley, Employee Benefits Specialist
Jefferson County provides a Self-Funded Health Benefit Program to its employees and dependents. The Department of Insurance & Safety provides assistance in the enrollment of the plan and an explanation of Plan Benefits. Our office works with a third party administrator who provides payment of benefit claims on the County’s behalf. The Health Benefits division is responsible for insuring compliance with the Affordable Care Act and updating Plan documents accordingly. Our office works with individuals regarding claim and benefit questions and is responsible for collecting premium payment or other contributions to the Plan. Enrollees in the County Health Plan can access their benefit and claim information provided by UMR, the current third party administrator, at www.umr.com. Health Plan documents may also be obtained by contacting the County Insurance office.
Division – Self Insured Workers’ Compensation
Third party administration of self insured workers' compensation claims is provided by NCA Comp., Inc., 14 Lafayette Square, Suite 700, Buffalo, New York 14203. (716) 842-0045. http://www.ncacomp.com
Jefferson County operates a self-funded Workers’ Compensation plan that provides benefits to County, Town and Village employees as well as benefits for Volunteer Firefighters and Volunteer Ambulance Workers. The Plan is administered as allowed under the NYS Workers’ Compensation Law. Information regarding Workers' Compensation claims and forms may be accessed on the NYS Workers’ Compensation Board website at www.wcb.ny.gov, by contacting the third party administrator, NCA Comp., Inc. or by contacting the Department of Insurance directly.