The Black Car Fund (BCF), a non-profit organization created by New York State to provide workers’ compensation insurance to drivers affiliated with The BCF’s Member Bases, is once again a sponsor of the annual conference held by the International Association of Transportation Regulators (IATR).

The IATR’s 36th Annual Conference will be held in Scottsdale, Az, which will focus primarily on automation and electrification – two innovations expected to provide the “backbone and muscle” for future transportation ecosystems. The role of data platforms and standardization – and how critical multi-modal integration is to modernizing mobility – will be the “connective tissue” for the conference.

“I would like to thank the Black Car Fund, its board, partners and all the bases that support this wonderful and unique driver compensation and benefits organization, for once again sponsoring the IATR,” said IATR President, Matt Daus. “Special thanks goes to my dear friend of 35+ years, Ira Goldstein, whose leadership has brought the Fund to levels of success that have touched the lives of many thousands of drivers over the years, to help not just economically at times of injury, but to proactively train drivers on how to stay safe to avoid injury – and to keep them a healthy and vibrant part of the mobility ecosystem. We need a Black Car Fund in every state and beyond!”

In addition to workers’ compensation, The Black Car Fund provides a full suite of health, safety and education-related benefits that protect drivers, their passengers, and other New Yorkers on the road. Over the years, The BCF has grown to serve over 500 Member Bases across New York State and provides coverage to an estimated 100,000 Drivers. They are the nation’s only fully self-funded, self-insured, and self-administered not-for-profit workers’ compensation provider.

The Fund uses a small portion of the passenger surcharge to provide additional health-related benefits to its Covered Drivers, including an Accident Disability Insurance Plan, Personal Accident Insurance, Critical Illness Insurance, telemedicine coverage, vision coverage, dental insurance, prescription, urgent care, and diagnostic imaging discounts, as well as a mental health and wellness program. The Fund also pays Covered Drivers $300 once every three years to complete their Enhanced State-Certified Defensive Driving Course. Covered Drivers can also receive a payment of $150 to complete The Fund’s Wellness STEP program, once every three years. Most recently, The Fund introduced a Driver Education Course that covers all the benefits offered to drivers and can be completed online or in-person, for a payment of $75 or $200, respectively. The Fund has also established a $100,000 Driver Death Benefit. In the event that a Covered Driver loses their life while on the job, their family is entitled to a lump sum payment of $100,000, in addition to any other death benefit that a Covered Driver’s family may receive under NYS Workers’ Compensation Law.

Source: The Black Car Fund

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