The Oregon Contractors Workers' Compensation Trust, frequently referred to as "The Trust" by members, received its certificate of authority from the State of Oregon and began operations in 1997. It had been a viable option for obtaining workers' compensation coverage for building and remodeling contractors, landscapers, nurseries and their suppliers as a self-insured group under Oregon regulations. The Trust surrendered its certificate of consent as a self-insured group at the end of 2010.
The Trust voluntarily petitioned for bankruptcy under Chapter 11 of Title 11, United States Code on January 3, 2011 after its Board of Directors reviewed the options to terminate the Trust’s on-going operations. Bickmore serves in an administrative role to the Trust as operations are being concluded.
For any questions you may have, please call Bickmore at (800) 541-4591. You may also contact Bickmore to obtain past coverage or loss history information by completing the form here.
Empire Pacific Risk Management serves as the third-party administrator to handle the claims of injured workers employed by former members of the Trust. Empire Pacific Risk Management can be reached at:
Empire Pacific Risk Management
5300 Meadows Road, Suite 300
Lake Oswego, OR 97035
Former Members that still need to pay premiums due or to pay their assessment can send checks to:
Oregon Contractors Workers’ Compensation Trust, c/o Bickmore, 1750 Creekside Oaks Drive, Suite 200, Sacramento, CA 95833
- Any person who believes they are owed money by the Trust should review the material posted below and use the proof of claim form to make a claim prior to May 9, 2011. The filing address is:
Clerk, U.S. Bankruptcy Court
1001 SW 5th Avenue #700
Portland, OR 97204
COPY OF VOLUNTARY PETITION
PROOF OF CLAIM FORM
REQUEST INFORMATION FORM
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
MEMBER COMMUNICATIONS AND UPDATES
MORE INFORMATION ABOUT BANKRUPTCY UNDER CHAPTER 11