Why Self-Insured? The Good, the Bad and the Ugly Truth!

At the 2022 Executives in Workers Comp Conference, a panel discussed the benefits of self-insurance for your workers compensation program. The speakers were: Jeffrey Einhorn – CEO, NonProfits’ United G. Michael Lyon – President, SIG Solutions, Inc. Lyn Booz – Chief, Office of Self-Insurance Plans Jon Wroten – Managing Director, California Risk Advisors LLC It […]

Issues Facing Self-Insured Employers: Past, Present and Future

At the 2018 National Council of Self Insurer’s Annual Meeting, Max Koonce from Sedgwick talked about issues facing self-insured employers now and into the future. The very definition of employee and injury are changing. A recent Supreme Court case in California dramatically shifted the definition of who is an employee (vs independent contractor). The courts […]

Self-Insurance Update & Trends for 2018

At the 2017 CWC and Risk conference Lyn Asio-Booz, Chief, California Office of Self Insurance Plans, Jon Wroten, Senior Vice President, Sedgwick CMS, and Joe Carresi, Manager, Workers’ Compensation, Southern California Edison discuss self-insurance trends for 2018.  Benefits of self administration Advocacy based claims model Pharmacy benefit network Return to work programs Cognitive behavioral therapy […]

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 […]

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 […]

Insights from an Innovative Self Insurer

At the 2015 WCIRB Annual Conference, Bill Zachry, Group Vice President of Risk Management from Safeway, Inc., presented a session highlighting their approach to self-insurance. Safeway’s program is costing about 40% of what their industry peers’ programs cost. They focus on providing quality care to injured workers who will deliver superior outcomes. Their managed care […]

You Say SIG, I Say Captive: Self-Insured Work Comp Group Defends Its Turf Against a Group Captive

Although Self-Insured Work Comp Groups (SIGs) have plenty of competition from traditional carriers, the real competition for larger “best-in-class” accounts are group captives. With minimum casualty premiums of only $150,000 for workers’ compensation, general liability and auto, group captives are having record growth that is impacting both SIGs and traditional carriers. A panel at the […]

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