ESD 105 Unemployment Compensation Pool

  • The Educational Service District No. 105 (ESD 105) Unemployment Compensation Pool provides unemployment compensation self-insurance to its membership. An agreement to form a pooling arrangement for Unemployment Compensation Insurance was made pursuant to the provisions of RCW 39.34, the Interlocal Cooperation Act, and RCW 50.44, Unemployment Compensation.

    The Pool was formed when school districts in the ESD 105 service area of the state of Washington joined together by signing a Cooperative Pool Account Agreement to self-fund their unemployment compensation losses. The ESD 105 Unemployment Compensation Pool was established for the purpose of providing group self-funding, hearings support and risk management services for the unemployment compensation claim made against the membership. The pool uses a third party administrator for the servicing of claims.

    The claimant employee submits his/her claim to the State of Washington Employment Security Department, who in turn contacts the third party administrator to respond to the claim on behalf of the member district. The Pool reimburses the State of Washington for the unemployment claims paid against the member district's account.

    A Board of Directors governs the Pool, which is comprised of one designated represented from each participating member, with delegated authority to a five member Executive Committee. The Executive Committee is responsible for conducting the business affairs of the Pool.

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