Employer Panel at SAWCA

At the 2019 SAWCA Annual Convention, Mark Walls from Safety National moderated a panel discussion featuring large employers who all retain risk on their workers’ compensation programs. The panel featured: Brenda Ratcliff – Shaw Industries Connie Chandler – United Postal Services Elizabeth Bailey – Waffle House Marc Salm – Publix Supermarkets Melisa Yopp – Tyson […]

State Anti-Fraud Efforts Targeting Non-Compliant Employers

At the 2019 SAWCA Annual Convention, a panel discussed how state regulators monitor employer compliance with regard to purchasing workers’ compensation coverage. The panel was: Scott Beck – South Carolina Workers’ Compensation Commission Tanner Holloman – Florida Workers’ Compensation Commission Amanda Terry – Tennessee Workers’ Compensation Commission Stan Bexley – Georgia Workers’ Compensation Committee Bob […]

Market Cycles in Workers’ Compensation

At the 2019 SAWCA Annual Convention, Tom Hebson from York Risk Services gave a presentation on market cycles in workers’ compensation. Workers compensation has long been characterized by “hard” and “soft” market cycles. In a hard market cycle competition is limited and rates rise. In a soft market cycle you see more completion which drives […]

Medicare Secondary Payer Compliance Update

At the 2019 SAWCA Annual Convention a panel discussed challenges around Medicare Secondary Payer compliance. The panel was: Diana Leahy – ISO (moderator) Rafael Gonzalez – President Settlement Solutions, United Health Group/Optum C. Wade McGuffey, Jr – Partner, Goodman McGuffey LLP Elizabeth Costner – Attorney The landscape for Medical Secondary Payer compliance has been constantly […]

Things That Make Bob Go Hmmmmm…..

At the 2018 SAWCA All Committee Conference, Bob Wilson from WorkersCompensation.com hosted a panel discussion looking at issues that make him go hmmmm. The panelists were: Dr. Robert Snyder – State of Tennessee Frank McKay – State of Georgia Paul Tauriello – State of Colorado Debrah Watkins – Care Bridge International Identity Theft In an […]

2018 Election Update

At the 2018 SAWCA All Committee Conference, Laura Hart Bryan from NCCI discussed her thoughts on how the recent election will impact workers’ compensation systems around the nation. One of the key things to note about the 2018 mid-term election was the high voter turnout. Around 113 million people voted, which was a 30 million […]

SAWCA Carrier Roundtable

At the 2018 SAWCA All Committee Conference, a panel of carrier representatives discussed a wide variety of issues that are impacting the workers’ compensation industry. The panel was: Tom Hebson – York Risk Services Group Mark Walls – Safety National Shawn Mackey – Midwest Employers Tom Glasson – AIG Recent Election Impact on Workers’ Compensation […]

The Grand Bargain

At the 2018 SAWCA All Committee Conference, a session discussed the state of the Grand Bargain of workers’ compensation. The speakers were: Wade McGuffey – Attorney, Goodman, McGuffey Beth Aldridge – Commissioner, Mississippi Workers’ Compensation Commission Rita Hedrick-Helmick – West Virginia Workers’ Compensation Board Scott Beck – Chair, South Carolina Workers’ Compensation Commission Amy Kingston […]

Presumption Laws

At the 2018 SAWCA All Committee Conference, a session discussed presumption laws in workers’ compensation. The speakers were: Karl Aumann – Chairman, Maryland Workers’ Compensation Commission Robert Stokes – Attorney, Flahive, Ogden & Latson (Texas) Many states have presumption laws for first responders including firefighters, police officers, and EMTs. The purpose of these presumption laws […]

Marijuana: Lessons from Colorado and Maine

At the 2018 SAWCA All-Committee Conference, a session discussed how recreational and medical marijuana is impacting regulators, the medical community, and businesses in Colorado and Maine. The panel was: Paul Tauriello – Director, Colorado Division of Workers’ Compensation Kristi Kelly – Director, Marajuana Industry Group Dominique Mendiola – Colorado Director of Medical Coordination Paul Sighinolfi […]

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