Future of Work: Fear, Reality, False Alarms

At the 2017 WCIRB Annual Conference, a session discussed the future of work and what his reality vs hype. The speakers were: Ward Brooks, WCIRB Vice President, Research Bill Mudge, WCIRB President and CEO There are a wide variety of views on this issue. Some feel that automation will significantly eliminate jobs in the future, […]

Friction in the Workers’ Compensation System

At the 2017 WCIRB Annual Conference a session discussed friction issues in the worker’s compensation system. The speakers were: Saul Allweiss, Attorney, Law Offices of Allweiss and McMurtry Tony Milano, WCIRB Vice President, Actuary Frictional costs in workers’ compensation are significantly higher than other systems. For example, to deliver $1 in benefits it cost: $0.04 […]

Medical Changes Impacting Workers’ Compensation

At the 2017 WCIRB Annual Conference, a session discussed the how changes in medical science are impacting workers compensation. The speakers were: Roman Kownacki, M.D., Chief Medical Director, Occupational Health, Kaiser Permanente Linda Radler, WCIRB Managing Director, Medical Analytics Opioids California is working to develop a prescription drug formulary and the expectation is that will […]

State of the System: WCIRB Perspective

At the 2017 WCIRB Annual Conference Dave Bellusci, WCIRB Executive Vice President and Chief Actuary, presented an update on the state of California workers’ compensation. The highlights: Premiums in California have doubled from 2009 to 2015. This is a combination of rate increases and payroll increases. Since 2015 the premium growth has moderated due to […]

WCIRB Research Forum

At the 2016 WCIRB Conference a panel discussed some of the geographic variations in costs seen in the California workers’ compensation system. This was a compendium of a variety studies done by WCIRB and CWCI. California has significant differences in wage levels and occupations by geographic area in the state. There are also variations in […]

State of the System: WCIRB perspective

At the WCIRB California Annual Conference, Chief Actuary Dave Bellusci presented their update on the California workers’ compensation system. 2015 was the sixth consecutive year of $1 billion premium growth in California. This is expected to flatten or decrease slightly in 2016 because of lower rates. In 2015 California accounted for 29% of the total […]

Overview of California Workers’ Compensation System

At the 2015 WCIRB Annual Conference, Dave Bellusci, WCIRB Chief Actuary, presented an overview of California’s workers’ compensation system from the WCIRB perspective. 2014 was the fifth consecutive year of double-digit premium growth in California. This has been driven both by increased rates and economic growth. California currently compromises 27.1% of the nationwide workers’ compensation […]

Insights from an Innovative Self Insurer

At the 2015 WCIRB Annual Conference, Bill Zachry, Group Vice President of Risk Management from Safeway, Inc., presented a session highlighting their approach to self-insurance. Safeway’s program is costing about 40% of what their industry peers’ programs cost. They focus on providing quality care to injured workers who will deliver superior outcomes. Their managed care […]

California WC System: A Regulator’s Perspective

At the 2015 WCIRB Annual Conference, California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones discussed the state of California’s workers’ compensation system from his position as the regulator of all insurance issues in the state. California is the nation’s largest insurance market and would be the sixth largest insurance market in the world if it was an independent […]

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