WCSIT was organized February 1, 1982, under the Illinois Statute that authorizes public entities to organize risk sharing pools. Formed and sponsored by the Illinois Association of School Boards (IASB), WCSIT started with 62 Members in its first year. In 1985, The Sandner Group, a division of One80 Intermediaries, became the plan administrator. Under its guidance, WCSIT has grown to become the largest and most successful self-insurance pool for school districts’ workers’ compensation in the State of Illinois.

WCSIT Overview

The highlighted features of this exclusive program include:

  • At the very heart of the program, WCSIT’s workers’ compensation coverage is competitively priced, and includes up to $3,000,000 coverage for employer’s liability.
  • WCSIT is by far the most value-oriented choice for Illinois public schools.
  • Over $21 million in payments back to members
  • Approximately $200 million in claims paid
  • Approximately $20 million in current assets

In-house Litigation Management and Medical Cost Management are just some of the services offered by WCSIT through its claims administrator, The Sandner Group, a division of One80 Intermediaries. The Claims Management team works with Members to ensure that Injured employees are treated fairly and return to work as soon as possible.

It also provides the following benefits:

  • Access to the Claims Portal, which provides complete claim information from initial filing to reserves and payments. Within the Claims Portal, the dashboard provides a visual snapshot of claims and financial information. Online claim filing and processing are quick and simple; reports are a fast and easy way to review your status and trends.
  • Access to Coventry, an Enlyte company, the largest national provider network in the workers’ compensation industry providing discounted PPO rates. Maintaining strong relationships with the provider community allows Coventry to offer clients superior network savings and greater access.
  • Access to Genex, an Enlyte company, Utilization Review Accreditation Commission (URAC) and state certified Utilization Review service provides prospective, concurrent and retrospective medical necessity review, according to state and nationally recognized treatment guidelines.

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