Navigating Workers' Compensation Changes in the COVID-19 Era

IIABCal LeadUp LearnUp Virtual Conference (Part 2)
On-Demand Recording

Independent insurance agents and brokers now have access to the on-demand recording of LULU Part 2 where WCIRB experts, legislative professionals, and workers’ comp company representatives provided a comprehensive look and shared up-to-date information about the changes to California workers’ comp as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.  For the On-Demand recording, click here

WCIRB President & CEO Bill Mudge provided 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 also spoke on how the WCIRB is taking actions to provide insights and perspectives for the workers' comp community.

Session 1: COVID-19’s Impact on California Workers’ Comp Rules

Brian Gray, WCIRB Director, Classification Administration and Education discussed the rules arising from COVID-19 to the California Workers' Compensation Uniform Statistical Reporting Plan —1995 (USRP) and California Workers' Compensation Experience Plan — 1995 (ERP).

Session 2: Workers’ Comp 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.

Session 3: The Insurance Company Perspective: Workers' Comp & COVID-19

IIABCal CEO Clark Payan moderated a panel discussion with Vern Steiner, President & CEO of the State Compensation Insurance Fund and Chris Closser, Regional Vice President of WCF Insurance as they weigh in on the unprecedented challenges and opportunities confronting the workers’ compensation system in California as the result of the COVID-19 pandemic, including how carriers and regulators have responded so far, what broker-agents can do to help their clients, and the open questions that may dictate future legislative and regulatory changes.

LULU Conference Recording Archives

2020 LULU Conference Part 2: Workers' Comp (To Air Tuesday, June 23, 2020, 9 to 11 a.m. PT)
2020 LULU Conference Part 1: Legislative & Regulatory Update (On Demand Recording)
2019 LULU Conference (On Demand Recording)