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 […]

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