Workers’ Compensation Things That Make Bob Go Hmmm

At the 72nd SAWCA Annual Convention, Bob Wilson, President and CEO of WorkersCompensation.com, gathered a panel of regulatory, industry and legal experts to discuss the latest workers’ compensation issues. Not surprisingly, all of the topics making the panel go hmmm this year relate to the novel coronavirus and its impact on the industry. The panel […]

Carrier Concerns in the Age of COVID-19

Workers’ compensation insurance carriers have dealt with their fair share of challenges during COVID-19. The rapid degree of change has been more than the industry has ever experienced. At the SAWCA 72nd Annual Convention, this carrier panel uncovered the business challenges and unforeseen impacts resulting from COVID-19. The panel included: Tom Glasson, AIG Mark Walls, […]

The Employer Perspective: COVID-19 Lessons Learned & Future Outlook

With no existing playbook, employers have quickly adjusted and re-adjusted to address the realities of running a business during COVID-19. In this panel at the SAWCA 72nd Annual Conference, employers shared issues, concerns, lessons learned and a vision for the future. The panel included: Susan Emerson, Delta Airlines Tim East, The Walt Disney Company Chris […]

Workers’ Compensation Regulators Weigh In On COVID-19

At the 2020 SAWCA 72nd Annual Convention, regulatory leadership from several states discussed the challenges and regulatory issues presented by COVID-19. Mississippi Senior Administrative Law Judge Deneise Lott served as moderator, allowing each regulator to provide updates on the impact to their state. Florida: As of the end June, Florida had 5,693 COVID-19 claims filed […]

NCCI update at SAWCA

At the 2019 SAWCA All- Committee Conference, Clarissa Preston and David Benedict from NCCI provided an update on legislative issues around the nation. Federal level TRIA reauthorization is one of the most important issues facing the insurance industry right now. A House Committee has passed a bill to reauthorize TRIA for another 7 years. Hearings […]

Insurance Industry Roundtable

At the 2019 SAWCA All-Committee Conference, a panel of representatives from the insurance industry discussed a variety of issues. The speakers were: Steve Nowak – Trean Corp Mark Walls – Safety National Jeff Eggleston – AKERA Jeremy Terry – KEMI Melissa Blatt – Encova Billy Roberts – AMFed Barbara Cullum – Eastern Alliance Andrew Pauley […]

Regulator Panel at SAWCA

The Southern Association of Workers’ Compensation Administrators (SAWCA) is an organization that provides educational and networking opportunities to both state workers’ compensation regulators and members of the community that they regulate. At the 2019 SAWCA All-Committee Conference, a panel of regulators discussed a variety of issues. The panel was: Frank McKay – Chairman, Georgia State […]

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 […]

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