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 […]

California Workers’ Compensation Medical Dispute Resolution

At the 2016 WCRI Annual Issues & Research Conference, Alex Swedlow from California Workers’ Compensation Institute (CWCI) discussed their studies around medical review and medical dispute resolution in California workers’ compensation. CWCI studies many potential areas of of friction to see the impact this had on state benefit costs. There is almost no correlation between […]

Industry Bloggers Debate Top Workers’ Comp Issues

Top industry bloggers debated the hottest issues facing the workers’ compensation and risk management industry at the 2015 California Workers’ Compensation and Risk Conference. Speakers included: Moderator: Mark Walls, Vice President Communications & Strategic Analysis at Safety National David DePaolo, President at WorkCompCentral.com, LLC Robert H. Wilson, President & CEO at WorkersCompensation.com, LLC Thomas A. […]

California Office of Self-Insurance Plans Update

At the 2015 California Workers’ Compensation & Risk Conference, Jon Wroten, Chief at Office of Self-Insurance Plans, provided an status update on self-insurance in California, highlighting recent growth and future strategy for continuous improvement. 4.6 million California workers are covered by a self-insurance plan, which is a 15% increase over the last year. There is […]

Risk Management: Cracking the Code for a C-Suite Connection

The risk manager is very often the hub that manages everything around various aspects of a company’s workers’ compensation program, but they are only as effective as the understanding and support that they can gain from the C-Suite. This session at the 2015 California Workers’ Compensation & Risk Conference highlighted how to communicate and change […]

Carriers Identify Emerging Workers’ Compensation Market Trends

Senior Executives from three of the top California workers’ compensation carriers identified emerging trends that are of great importance to California employers at the 2015 California Workers’ Compensation & Risk Conference. Panelists included: Moderator: Pamela Ferrandino, National Casualty Practice Leader at Willis North America Mike Mulray, Chief Underwriting Officer at Everest National John Dickey, Regional […]

The Current State of California Workers’ Compensation

At the 2015 California Workers’ Compensation & Risk Conference, this panel of industry stakeholders weighed in on the overall condition, including cost drivers and legislation, affecting California workers’ compensation system. Panelists included: Moderator: Mark Walls, VP Communications & Strategic Analysis at Safety National David North, CEO at Sedgwick Kevin Confetti, Deputy Chief Risk Officer at […]

Physician Input on Current Issues in Workers’ Compensation

At the 2015 Harbor Health MPN Medical Directors Meeting, a panel discussed current issues impacting workers’ compensation. The panel consisted of: Dr. Tedd Blatt (moderator) Dr. Craig Uejo Dr. Don Dinwoodie Dr. Minh Nguyen Dr. Kayvon Yadidi Question: What are the things physicians can do or should do to improve workers’ compensation? Physicians need to […]

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