RISK MANAGEMENT BRANCH
3333 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 820, Los Angeles, CA 90010
(213) 351-6401 Phone
(213) 252-0405 Fax
The mission of the Chief Executive Office (CEO) Risk Management Branch is to evaluate significant Countywide risks, hazards and exposures; develop and implement risk management methodologies to fund, minimize or eliminate loss; and, advise the Board of Supervisors and Departments of risk control strategies to mitigate unanticipated financial losses.
The Risk Management Branch includes:
Risk Management Operations Section
This section manages and develops the County’s commercial and self-insurance risk retention programs. It also develops insurance and indemnification requirements for county of Los Angeles agreements, contracts, memoranda of understanding (MOUs), permits and construction contracts. Staff, in addition, sponsors trainings to County departments and other stakeholders who do business with the County so that they will be in compliance with the County’s requirements regarding insurance. The section is also responsible for developing and managing the insurance budget and manages the Countywide risk information system for liability claims.
Claims Management Section
The claims management section manages and oversees the liability and property claims process. The section oversees the County’s third party administrator (TPA) for liability claims and participates and coordinates in the settlement and litigation process for claims assigned to the TPA. Staffers assist in monitoring claims and sets and adjust reserves as needed in the claims administration process.
- Medical Program – Manages contracts for preplacement employment examinations, periodic medical monitoring, as required by Cal/OSHA or as part of an established wellness/fitness program, and drug and alcohol testing of County job applicants and employees in sensitive positions.
- Counseling and Psychological Evaluation Programs – The County’s Employee Assistance Program (EAP) ensures that County employees and their families receive employee assistance services such as confidential assessment and counseling and referral.
Disability Management Section
- Return-to-Work Program – Assists Departments to administer disability leave including work related injuries or illnesses and manages the County’s Medical Provider Networks that provide medical treatment for injured workers through a series of medical service provider contracts.
- Short Term Disability and Long Term Disability Programs – The Short Term Disability (STD) and Long Term Disability (LTD) Programs manage the County’s short and long term disability income benefit programs.
Loss Control and Prevention Section
The CEO is responsible for establishing loss control and prevention standards for the County. This section manages loss control and prevention consultations for County Departments to help prevent workplace accidents, injuries and illnesses, and tort, general liability, vehicle liability and property losses.
The County of Los Angeles’ most important asset is its employees. The Chief Executive Office Risk Management Branch's programs are designed to identify County exposures and minimize losses, to ensure health, safety and well-being of County employees, as well as, to provide programs for the administration of commercial insurance and self-insurance.
We hope you found this article informative. I invite you to direct your comments and questions to me by phone or email.
Steven T. Robles
County Risk Manager