Recruitment and Retention for Regulators

At the 2016 IAIABC Annual Convention, Scott Brennan from SFM and Vickie Kennedy from Washington Department of Labor & Industries (L&I) talked about strategies to attract and retain new employees. According to a 2014 IAIABC survey, 45-50% of their members’ state agency workforce is eligible for retirement in the next five years. This mass exodus […]

Paying for Value: Can U.S. Workers’ Compensation Keep Up?

At the 2016 IAIABC Annual Conference, a panel discussed Medicare’s move to a value-based payment system and how this will impact state fee schedules.  The panel was: Dr. David Dietz – Principle, David Dietz and Associates, LLC Dr. Dan Hunt – Corporate Medical Director, AF Group Dr. Kathryn Mueller – Medical Director, Colorado Division of […]

Reimagine the Experience of an Injured Worker

At the 2016 IAIABC Annual Convention, Becky Curtis, founder of Take Courage Counseling, talked about how the workers’ compensation system can enhance the experience of injured workers. Years ago, Becky suffered a horrible automobile accident that resulted in a fractured spine and left her as an incomplete quadriplegic. After the accident, she spent most of […]

IAIABC 102 Annual Convention

This week Conference Chronicles is attending the IAIABC Annual Convention in Portland, ME. IAIABC is an association of workers’ compensation regulators from around the United States.  The theme this years convention is “reimagine” and the program tried to highlight innovations and disruptionis that will shape the system in the future. You can learn more about […]

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