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Chris R. Reinhardt, CIC has been involved with UNION ADR workers’ compensation programs in California since their inception in 1994. In addition, Mr. Reinhardt has been providing all forms of insurance to Union offices, Trust Funds, individual members as well as contractor associations and their Signatory Contractors.

Mr. Reinhardt serves as program administrator for a number of Unionized ADR Workers’ Compensation Programs. He is responsible for all filings required by the WCIRB and DIR. As program administrator, he is responsible for the selection and approval of carrier participants.

If you have questions regarding how an ADR Group Workers’ Compensation Program can benefit your organization, call Chris R. Reinhardt, CIC at (800) 864-6623 from within CA, (909) 234-7290 from outside CA or send an email to chrisr@unionadr.com

“I also work with a group of professional ombudsmans who meet the requirements of the Labor-Management Committee. Each ombudsman has a unique approach to the ADR claims process; I work with the individual selected in seeing that our goals established for the program are met.

I can help you establish an ADR Workers’ Compensation Program under Labor Code 3201.5 or 3201.7 which protects your members while delivering exceptional claims service.

The ADR program can help reduce premium expenses for participating Signatory Contractors and Employers by reducing workers’ compensation premiums and the reduction in experience modification factors as a result of the ADR claims process.”


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What is ADR?

ADR Workers’ Compensation Program eliminates delays… eliminates complications and leads to resolutions.

Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) expedites the resolution of disputed claims by replacing the jurisdiction of the Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board with a highly streamlined process. With ADR, all disputed claims are subject to a 3-step process:

  1. Ombudsman
  2. Mediation
  3. Arbitration

Collectively Bargained Workers’ Compensation (CBWC) delivers significant benefits to all parties involved.



For Union Employers:

Good news –

  1. Reduce Workers’ Compensation premiums
  2. Group and ADR premium credits
  3. Control and reduce claims costs through proven means
  4. Prevent or mitigate expensive and time consuming litigation
  5. Helps lower experience modification factors
  6. Specialized safety programs

For accounts with annual premiums above $250,000 – stand-alone carrier agreements are negotiable. Current participating carriers are AIG/Chartis, Alaska National, Chubb and Old Republic.

ADR Workers’ Compensation is provided by these endorsed group program carriers:

  1. State Compensation Insurance Fund
  2. SCIF: How Does the ADR Program Work?
  3. Zurich American Insurance Company

For Union Members:

Good news –

CBWC is a process designed to make the California Workers’ Compensation system simpler and easier for employees involved in a work related injury. The goals of the program were created with the injured worker in mind:


  • To provide access to high-quality medical treatment, delivered through a network of qualified medical providers.
  • To promptly provide the benefits to which you are entitled, once your claim has been approved – on time and without hassles or litigation.
  • To help facilitate a prompt, healthy return to work.
  • To provide an effective means for problem resolution should any questions or concerns arise about your claim.

Are you using the ADR Advantage?


Alternative dispute resolution, a “carve out” of the statutory workers’ comp system, delivers w/c benefits to unionized employees in streamlined fashion. By replacing the WCAB’s normal statutory system with an Ombudsperson, Mediators and Arbitrators, ADR is less adversarial and allows claims to move through the system more expeditiously and economically: a “win win” for everyone! Learn how you can benefit from the ADR Advantage.

Learn how the ADR process benefits both labor and management. Gain a better understanding from legal experts Jeannine M. Lewis, WCCLA, SIP and Michael D. Peabody, Esq., Bradford & Barthel LLP – Chris R. Reinhardt, CIC, ADR Program Administrator



The Principals of UnionADR, LLC have over 100 years experience representing Commercial Clients

To discuss your insurance program and secure a customized insurance quotation please contact:

UnionADR, LLC Insurance Services
CA License: 0K21323

(800) 864-6623   California only

(909) 234-7290   Chris R. Reinhardt, CIC
(714) 457-1338   George Khozam
(562) 650-6168   George Kent

UnionADR, LLC has been involved with ADR Workers’ Compensation Programs for Unionized Construction Trades since 1996, when ADR Programs were first authorized under Labor Code 3201.5.

UnionADR, LLC has strong relationships with the ADR participating insurance carriers and has a unique understanding of the Unionized Construction Trades, assuring competitive insurance quotes tailored to our clients’ needs.

We are well versed in all aspects of the ADR Workers’ Compensation process and have a unique understanding of the Unionized Construction Trades, which allow UnionADR, LLC to secure competitive insurance quotes tailored to your specific coverage requirements.

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