About Us

The Local Agency Workers' Compensation Excess Joint Powers Authority (LAWCX) was established exclusively for California self-insured workers’ compensation joint powers authorities, individual public entities, and special districts. LAWCX was formed on July 1, 1992, as a state-wide authority to self-insure and pool workers’ compensation losses.

Who We Are

The group membership is currently at 32 members consisting of 22 municipalities, 9 joint powers authorities, and 1 special district.

To become a member of LAWCX, an entity must be a public agency which is permitted to self-insure for workers’ compensation coverage in the State of California.


LAWCX has met all of the high professional standards established by the California Association of Joint Powers Authorities (CAJPA) in the areas of governance, finance, claims control, safety and loss prevention, excess coverage, and risk management. CAJPA’s accreditation process requires reviews by independent consultants in all of these areas, including accounting, claims adjusting, and actuarial analysis. LAWCX is proud to have received the highest designation possible: “Accredited with Excellence.”