IAIABC Regulators Forum

At the 2017 International Association of Industrial Accident Boards and Commissions (IAIABC) Annual Convention, workers’ compensation regulators from around the nation discussed regulatory and policy issues in their jurisdiction. New Mexico Just filed a 16% decrease in workers’ compensation rates. They are getting push back on that from carriers who feel it is excessive and […]

Federal Risk Management Issues Affecting Employers

This session at the 2016 California Workers’ Compensation & Risk Conference analyzed the latest federal workers’ compensation trends and their impact on employers. Speakers included: Gregory McKenna, VP & Counsel Governmental Affairs, Gallagher Bassett Robert Cartwright, Jr., Safety and Health Regional Manager, Bridgestone Retail Operations OSHA’s Electronic Reporting Regulations OSHA recently issued a final reporting […]

California Workers’ Compensation Market Trends

In this session at the 2016 California Workers’ Compensation & Risk Conference, experts gathered to discuss trends in the California workers’ compensation marketplace. Panelists included: Bill Mudge, President, WCIRB California Danielle Lisenbey, CEO, Broadspire Bryan Bogardus, Chief Operating Officer, AF Group Pamela Ferrandino, Executive Vice President & Senior Principal, National Casualty, Willis Towers Watson (moderator) […]

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 […]

CCWC Legislative and Political Update

The 2015 California Coalition on Workers’ Compensation Annual Conference (CCWC) kicked off with a Legislative and Political Update presented by Paul Yoder and Jason Schmelzer from CCWC. In the last year, there have been four out of 40 members of the State Senate who were suspended for misconduct. This resulted in the Democrats losing their […]

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 […]

Game Changers in the Insurance Industry

This RIMS 2015 panel gathered senior industry executives from brokerage firms to discuss what they believe are the real game changers in the insurance marketplace. Speakers Included: David Batchelor, President, International Division, Marsh LLC Steve McGill, Group President, Aon PLC J. Patrick Gallagher, Chairman, President & CEO, Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. Dominic Casserley, Chief […]

New York Workers’ Compensation Case Law Update

At the New York Self-Insurers Association Annual Meeting, Christopher Whyland, Esq. presented on the 2014 workers’ compensation decisions of the Appellate Division, Third Department, heard in Albany, New York. In 2014, the Third Department issued decisions in 85 workers’ compensation cases. In 2014, the Board was reversed in only nine of the 85 decisions issued […]

New York Workers’ Compensation Legislative Update

At this year’s New York Self-Insurers Association Annual Meeting, Steven M. Scotti, Esq. provided an update on various aspects of recent workers’ compensation legislation impacting New York. In 2014, there were over 100 workers’ compensation bills pending, 65% of which were pro-labor. Workers’ Compensation Legislation Enacted in 2014 1. New York State Commercial Goods Industry […]

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