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WCIRB Annual Conference Presentations Available

The Workers’ Compensation Insurance Rating Bureau of California (WCIRB) held its 2019 Annual Conference: Vision 2020 last week, with more than 90 percent of the California workers’ compensation market’s insurers in attendance.

Attendees heard from speakers including California Insurance Commissioner Ricardo Lara and WCIRB President and CEO Bill Mudge, participated in Speed Networking sessions and attended presentations about current workers’ compensation topics.

Click on and bookmark the following links to access the presentation materials.

Behavior and Beyond: The Impact of Provider Behavior on Workers’ Comp Costs

Dr. Julia Zhang, WCIRB Managing Director of Medical Analytics

Professor David Levine, University of California Berkeley Haas School of Business

Analysis of the incentives and decision-making processes of medical providers related to high-cost and low-value care through examination of provider behaviors

State of the System Part I: Dawn of a New Decade

Dave Bellusci, WCIRB Executive Vice President and Chief Actuary

Insight on the current state of the California workers’ compensation system

State of the System Part II: From the Bay to the Basin

Dave Bellusci, WCIRB Executive Vice President and Chief Actuary

Analysis of the current and evolving state of regional differences

Then and Now: Impact of California Government on Workers’ Compensation

Tony Milano, WCIRB Vice President of Actuarial Services

George Parisotto, Administrative Director of the Division of Workers’ Compensation

Recap of unanticipated consequences of reforms as well as analysis of issues, including CT claims, expenses, and PD benefits, that the next administration may try to address

June 18, 2019