Occ. Code 0404010









New York State Department of Civil Service


Classification Standard




          Assistant Director and Director Self Insurance oversee the financial condition of group and individual self-insurance program at the Workers Compensation Board (WCB).




ASSISTANT DIRECTOR SELF INSURANCE: one-position class; managerial level; under the general direction of the Director Self Insurance, administratively supervises self-insurance, accounting and assessment staff and oversees financial and regulatory compliance of private individual self-insured and group self-insured employers to ensure workers' compensation or disability benefit payments to claimants are protected. 


DIRECTOR OF SELF INSURANCE:  one-position class; managerial level; directs and oversees the self-insurance program, accounting and assessment staff and ensures that private self-insured employers are appropriately monitored to minimize the risk of default; supervises Assistant Director Self Insurance.




Workers Compensation Program Manager 3 functions as district or unit manager supervising Workers Compensation Examiners and clerical staff in regional offices or over statewide functions such as licensing or provider monitoring under the general direction of Assistant Director Claims or similar level position.




ASSISTANT DIRECTOR SELF INSURANCE:  liaison with other regulatory bodies to keep abreast of how other states regulate their self-insurance programs and changes within the insurance market in general to ensure that New York States regulatory position is effective and appropriate; review self-insurance internal controls to determine if they appropriate and recommend changes; establish procedures, prioritize and oversee field audits of employers approved for self-insurance, and review audit findings; establish actuarial formulas to determine the proper amount of the security deposit required to ensure solvency of an employers liability for workers compensation claims; conduct meetings with self-insurers, employers, insurance carriers, rating organizations, political subdivisions and others concerning the laws, rules and regulations for participation in the self-Insurance program or to resolve problems or deficiencies with accounting or reporting requirements; work closely with staff to develop databases for reporting information to interested parties, develop procedures to capture and report data, and ensure field audit data is captured in the system and records accurately reflect the new financial standing of the company; refer cases that are suspected to involve fraud to the New York State Workers Compensation Fraud Inspector Generals Office; advise executive management on all self-insurance matters; review computations and formulas specific to the gathering of money, held by the Board under the self-insurance program, to ensure the ability of an employer to pay future claims; and perform the full range of supervisory duties.


DIRECTOR SELF INSURANCE: direct self-insurance and accounting units, develop and implement policies and procedures to ensure compliance by self-insurers; prepare the self-insurance budget; review and select reinsurance contracts and amendments or endorsements to meet Department of Financial Services requirements; evaluate performance of qualified self-insurers in meeting their obligations and take corrective action when necessary; supervise staff members in the resolution of complaints against self-insurers made by claimants and their attorneys, Workers Compensation Law Judges and other Board officials; review and recommend new legislation or changes to existing laws; represent executive management, including the Workers Compensation Board Chair, at meetings or seminars of carrier groups, employers, legislators and other interested parties; prepare reports for executive management and the Division of the Budgets review; direct the investigation of complaints regarding regulated individuals and entities and recommends disciplinary action where appropriate; recommend changes to self-insurance program procedures to license or terminate the license of a company due to the success/failure rate; and perform the full range of supervisory duties.






Promotion: One year of permanent competitive service as a Principal Accountant; or a Workers Compensation Program Manager 2.




Promotion: One year of permanent competitive service as Assistant Director Self Insurance or two years of permanent competitive service as a Principal Accountant.



Date:  4/18


NOTE:  Classification Standards illustrate the nature, extent and scope of duties and responsibilities of the classes they describe.  Standards cannot and do not include all of the work that might be appropriately performed by a class.  The minimum qualifications above are those which were required for appointment at the time the Classification Standard was written.  Please contact the Division of Staffing Services for current information on minimum qualification requirements for appointment or examination.