A carve-out is an alternative to the dispute resolution procedures in the state Workers’ Compensation system.  A carve-out is created through a collective bargaining agreement.

The goals of a carve-out may include:

  • Improve safety programs and have fewer injury and illness claims.
  • Increase access to quality medical providers and medical evaluators.
  • Lower costs of medical care.
  • Reduce disputes.
  • Improve collaboration between unions and employers.
  • Increase satisfaction of all parties.
  • Provide the opportunity for continuous improvement by renegotiating the terms of the carve-out on an as-needed basis.