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Navigating Workers’ Compensation Changes in the COVID-19 Era
June 23, 2020 9:00 am - 11:00 am Pacific Time
WCIRB President & CEO Bill Mudge will provide his perspective on the COVID-19 impacts to the workers’ comp system and how agents/brokers and industry stakeholders can align for the health and recovery of the system. Mudge will also speak on how the WCIRB is taking actions to provide insights and perspectives for the workers' comp community.
COVID-19’s Impact on California Workers’ Comp Rules
The WCIRB will be discussing the rules arising from COVID-19 to the California Workers’ Compensation Uniform Statistical Reporting Plan—1995 (USRP) and California Workers’ Compensation Experience Rating Plan—1995 (ERP).
Speaker: Brian Gray, WCIRB Director, Classification Administration and Education
Workers’ Compensation Legislation in the COVID-19 Era
Even in a legislative session truncated by the Coronavirus pandemic, multiple bills are pending in the California Legislature that could substantially impact employers’ duties and liabilities, employee safety, and future premium costs within the workers’ compensation system. Get an executive summary of the most important bills, and experts’ predictions about what will happen next, from IIABCal General Counsel Steve Young and Legislative Advocate John Norwood—one of the most effective lobbyists in Sacramento.
John Norwood, Lobbyist, Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of California
Steve Young, Senior Vice President & General Counsel, Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of California
Insurance Company Perspective: Workers’ Comp & COVID-19
A panel discussion with State Compensation Insurance Fund and WCF Insurance representatives will weigh in on the unprecedented challenges and opportunities confronting the workers’ comp system in California as the result of the COVID-19 pandemic, including how carriers and regulators have responded, what broker-agents can do to help their clients, and the open questions that may dictate future legislative and regulatory changes.
Clark Payan, CEO, Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of California
Chris Closser, Regional Vice President, WCF Insurance
Vernon Steiner, President & CEO, State Compensation Insurance Fund