Workers’ Compensation Joint Powers Authorities

The San Joaquin County Schools Workers’ Compensation Insurance Group is a joint powers authority that was formed in 1978, by San Joaquin County Office of Education and school districts within the County. The original purpose of the Workers’ Compensation JPA was to provide a self-funded workers’ compensation benefit program for employees of the member agencies. In 1996, the JPA discontinued its self-funded program. Currently, the JPA obtains coverage via membership in The Protected Insurance Program for Schools Joint Powers Authority (P.I.P.S.), a statewide schools insurance pool. P.I.P.S. is the largest such pool in existence, insuring over $8 billion of covered payroll.