California Department of Industrial Relations Legislative Update 

At the 2016 California Workers’ Compensation & Risk Conference, Christine Baker, Director of the California Department of Industrial Relations, and David Lanier, Secretary of the California Labor & Workforce Development Agency, provided an update on the department’s progress, challenges and future outlook.  According to David Lanier, California has come a long way in the past […]

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) […]

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 […]

California Workers’ Compensation – North vs South

At the 2015 California Coalition on Workers’ Compensation Annual Conference, a panel discussed the huge disparity in claims costs between northern and southern California.  The panel consisted of: Alfonso Moresi – Commissioner, Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board and partner in law firm Laughlin, Falbo, Levy and Moresi Richard Newman – Chief Judge for the California Department […]

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 […]

The Current State of California Workers’ Compensation & Looking Forward

The California Workers’ Compensation & Risk Conference in Dana Point opened with a session featuring employers and stakeholders in the industry weighing in on the current state of California Workers’ Compensation and what’s on the horizon for 2015. Panelists were moderator Mark Walls, VP Communications & Strategic Analysis at Safety National, William Zachry, VP of […]

CCWC Conference’s Opening Session Debates SB 863

The CCWC Conference was July 16-19, 2014. The event was held at the Grand California Hotel on the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, CA. They indicated there were over 500 attendees and over 52 speakers at the conference. The opening session was a Legislative – Political update. The panelists were Paul Yoder and Jason Schmelzer from […]

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