The Comp Alliance is a group self-insured workers’ compensation program designed exclusively for municipal corporations, including school and fire districts, in New York State.


To provide workers’ compensation insurance with exceptional service that ensures stability for municipal budgets, reduces, and prevents workplace injuries.


Securing full funding of liabilities

Providing proactive risk management services

Maintaining diligent claims services


When a municipality joins the Comp Alliance, it gets the tools it needs to keep its employees safe and successfully manage its workers’ compensation costs.

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Our commitment to fully funding our liabilities ensures we can pay the costs of lost wages and medical care long after an employee is injured and aids in reducing our members’ future workers’ compensation costs, leading to greater stability year-to-year.



We encourage our members to utilize our education and training programs to prevent workplace injuries from happening. Our in-house professional risk managers are organized by region, so a representative is always nearby to assist.

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When a workplace accident does occur, our dedicated claims staff works to ensure that the claim is handled professionally and expeditiously, toward a safe and healthy return to work for the injured employee.


The Comp Alliance is governed by a Board of Trustees that includes elected and appointed municipal officials and representatives from the municipal associations that represent Villages, Towns and Cities in New York. This balance ensures that the Board of Directors is always guided by the needs of its members small and large, and able to provide the best possible service to New York’s municipalities.


Gerry Geist Chair Executive Director, Association of Towns
Mike Sweeton Treasurer Supervisor, Town of Warwick


Chris Koetzle Supervisor, Town of Glenville
Barbara Van Epps Executive Director, NYCOM
Kim Splain Deputy Director, Association of Towns
Hal McCabe Mayor, Village of Homer
Janet Plarr Village Administrator, Village of Blasdell
Lori Mithen-Demasi Counsel, Association of Towns
Kristie Hansen-Hightower Comptroller, Town of Southold
Edward Brancati Village Manager, Village/Town of Mount Kisco
Mark Blask Mayor, City of Little Falls
James Bach Supervisor, Town of Aurora


We are proud to partner with these organizations that hold us true to our mission by keeping us apprised of our members’ needs and providing excellent service.

Providing training programs, research and information services, technical assistance, legal services, advocacy, and several other resources to towns.

The program manager since 1994, WRM provides underwriting, marketing, claims, risk management, statutory accounting, regulatory compliance, and all administrative functions for public entity insurance programs in New York State.

A powerful advocate for city and village governments and a readily accessible source of practical information and training resources.

Upcoming Events & Trainings:

Virtual Training Seminar: Mandatory Topics See Event
Virtual Training Seminar: Mandatory Topics See Event
Virtual Training Seminar: Mandatory Topics See Event