Workers’ Compensation Issues at a National Level

From attacks on exclusive remedy, to rapidly-evolving presumption laws, there are several workers’ compensation issues that should be on your radar. In this session at the WSIA 2020 Annual Conference, Robert ‘Buz’ Minor, Executive Director of the National Council of Self-Insurers (NCSI), shared national trends and their impact on the industry. Attacks on Exclusive Remedy […]

Insurance Industry Challenges: View from Industry Associations

At the 2017 NCCI Annual Issues Symposium, a panel of representatives from industry associations discussed a variety of topics impacting their members. The panel included: Roberto Ceniceros – Senior Editor, Risk & Insurance Magazine Charles Chamness – President and CEO, National Association of Mutual Insurance Companies (NAMIC) Sean Keveligan – CEO, Insurance Information Institute (III) […]

Opt-Out Pros and Cons

At the 2016 WCRI Annual Issues & Research conference, a panel discussed the pros and cons of opt-out.  The speakers were Trey Gillespie with PCIAA and Bill Minick from PartnerSource. It is important to distinguish between Texas and other opt-out models. In Texas, workers’ compensation is not mandatory for private employers. Employers can go completely […]

Perspectives From the Industry’s Favorite Bloggers

At the 24th Annual National Workers’ Compensation & Disability Conference, some of the workers’ compensation industry’s most-prominent bloggers gathered to debate industry trends. The panel consisted of: Moderator: Mark Walls, Vice President Communications & Strategic Analysis, Safety National David DePaolo, J.D., Founder, President and CEO,; Author, DePaolo’s Work Comp World blog Joseph Paduda, Principal, […]

Evolution of Workers’ Compensation: Challenges and Alternatives

At the 2015 SIIA Annual Conference, Chris Mandel and Edward Canavan from Sedgwick discussed the evolution of workers’ compensation and challenges to exclusive remedy. They also talked about alternatives to workers’ compensation. Workers’ compensation in the United States started just over 100 years ago. One of the events that helped push this forward was outrage […]


Alternatives to Traditional Workers’ Compensation

At the 2015 IAIABC Annual Convention, Bill Minick from PartnerSource and Blake Stock from Combined Insurance Services, Inc presented a discussion on the options to traditional workers’ compensation that is being proposed in some states.  ARAWC, the Association for Responsible Alternatives to Workers’ Compensation , is a national organization formed to advocate for a system […]


Day 2 at SAWCA

Wednesday, July 22nd was an action-packed day at the SAWCA 67th Annual Convention. The day began with cyber discussions led by Bary Dalton from Federal Reserve Bank – Richmond, and Susan Gordon from Zurich NA. This session provided insight on the current cyber threats and why this has emerged so quickly in the marketplace. As […]

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