Monday, August 7, 2017

2017 National Workers' Compensation Regulators College (Day 1)

Presented by The Southern Association of Workers’ Compensation
Administrators and The Self-Insurance Guaranty Funds of America

 

Registration Is Required To Attend The 2017 National Workers’ Compensation Regulators College. You Must Be A State Regulator, Official or Legislator To Attend.

Visit the SAWCA website for more information.

 

8:00 – 9:00 am     
Registration / Information / Continental Breakfast
    
9:00 – 4:30 pm    

Hall of Cities - New York & New Orleans
Convention Level

(Day 2 of this program is on Tuesday, August 8, 2017 beginning at 9:00 am in Hall of Cities - New York & New Orleans.)
    
College Deans:
Honorable Deneise Lott
Senior Administrative Law Judge
Mississippi Workers’ Compensation Commission
Jackson, MS
    
Honorable R. Karl Aumann
Chair
Maryland Workers’ Compensation Commission
Baltimore, MD
    
9:00 – 9:15 am    
Workers’ Compensation 101: Transferring The Legacy

    
Presenters:     
Honorable Deneise Lott
Senior Administrative Law Judge
Mississippi Workers’ Compensation Commission
Jackson, MS
    
Honorable R. Karl Aumann
Chair
Maryland Workers’ Compensation Commission
Baltimore, MD

Introduction and overview of topics to be covered and issues discussed during this 2-day seminar beginning with a brief history of the origins of the state workers’ compensation programs.
    
9:15 – 10:30 am    
Navigating Political Challenges

    
Moderator:     
Abbie Hudgens
Administrator
Tennessee Bureau of Workers’ Compensation
Nashville, TN
    
Panelists:    
Honorable R. Karl Aumann
Chair
Maryland Workers’ Compensation Commission
Baltimore, MD
    
Honorable T. Scott Beck
Chair
South Carolina Workers’ Compensation Commission 
Columbia, SC

Topics covered will include personnel issues, public relations & the press, securing a safe worksite, and reporting to your governor & legislature, with a focus on the political realities of leading a state agency.
    
10:30 – 10:45 am    
Morning Refreshment Break
    
10:45 – 11:45 am     
Insurance... And You Thought This Was The Easy Stuff

    
Presenter:    
Tom Glasson 
State Relations Officer
AIG
Dallas, TX

Tom Glasson, along with representatives from the regulatory and employer environment discuss various issues and situations common to an evolving insurance market including employee misclassifications, PEOs, large deductible policies, captives, individual & group fund self-insurance, alternative pricing structures, fronting, and split coverage.     
    
11:45 – 12:30 pm    
Lunch Provided 

12:30 – 1:50 pm     
Cyber Security – Protecting The Data We Collect

Presenter:
Lindsay B. Nickle, Attorney
Wilson Elser LLP
Dallas, TX

Lindsay B. Nickle, co-chair of Wilson Elser’s Cybersecurity & Data Privacy practice and a member of the Information Governance Leadership Committee will lead an interactive session focusing on the process of investigating data security events, interpreting the myriad state and federal laws governing data breach response, and navigating the complex process of responding to the loss, theft, or compromise of protected information.

2:00 – 4:30 pm    
7th Annual National Regulators Roundtable

Crystal Ballroom G1
Convention Level
    
Moderator:     
Honorable Melodie L. Belcher
Georgia State Board of Workers’ Compensation 
Atlanta, GA

The National Regulators Roundtable brings together regulators from throughout the country to discuss challenges, concerns and issues facing individual jurisdictions in the oversight of the ever-changing workers’ compensation industry. Problems faced by one jurisdiction may have already been successfully addressed by another. A developing issue or concern in one state may be an omen for future developments in another and certainly, legislative issues know no boundaries. The National Regulators Roundtable is a forum where regulators share lessons learned and seek timely answers.
    
Welcome:
Gary Davis
Secretary/Treasurer
SAWCA
Lexington, KY
    
Moderator:
Honorable Melodie L. Belcher
SAWCA Past President
Administrative Law Judge
Georgia State Board of Workers’ Compensation
Columbus, GA
    
Panel Participants:
Honorable LuAnn Haley
Judge
Industrial Commission of Arizona
Tucson, AZ
    
Paul Tauriello
Director
Colorado Division of Workers’ Compensation
Denver, CO

Tanner Holloman
Director
Florida Division of Workers’ Compensation
Tallahassee, FL
    
Andrew Sabolic
Deputy Director
Florida Division of Workers’ Compensation
Tallahassee, FL
    
Honorable Frank McKay
Chair
Georgia State Board of Workers’ Compensation
Atlanta, GA
    
Honorable Robert Swisher
Commissioner
Department of Workers’ Claims
Frankfort, KY 
    
Honorable Sheral Kellar
Director
Louisiana Office of Workers’ Compensation
Baton Rouge, LA
    
Honorable Paul H. Sighinolfi
Executive Director / Chair
Maine Workers’ Compensation Board
Augusta, ME
    
Honorable R. Karl Aumann
Chair
Maryland Workers’ Compensation Commission
Baltimore, MD
    
Scott Curtis
Assistant Attorney General
Maryland Workers’ Compensation Commission
Baltimore, MD

Honorable Mark S. Formby
Chair
Mississippi Worker’s Compensation Commission
Jackson, MS 
    
Honorable Deneise Lott
Sr. Administrative Law Judge
Mississippi Workers’ Compensation Commission
Jackson, MS 
    
Honorable Tom Stine
Judge
Nebraska Workers’ Compensation Court
Lincoln, NE 
    
Darin A. Childers (Invited)
Director
New Mexico Workers’ Compensation Administration
Albuquerque, NM 

Honorable Mark Liotta
Commissioner
Oklahoma Workers' Compensation Commission
Oklahoma, OK
    
Honorable Elizabeth Crum (Invited)
Director of Adjudication
Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry
Workers’ Compensation Office of Adjudication
Harrisburg, PA 
    
Honorable T. Scott Beck
Chair
South Carolina Workers’ Compensation Commission
Columbia, SC 

Gary M. Cannon
Executive Director
South Carolina Workers’ Compensation Commission
Columbia, SC 
    
Abbie Hudgens
Administrator
Tennessee Bureau of Workers’ Compensation    
Nashville, TN 
    
Honorable Jennifer Hopens
Judge
Texas Department of Insurance, Division of Workers’ Compensation
Austin, TX 

Honorable Dan Paschal
Deputy Commissioner
Texas Department of Insurance, Division of Workers’ Compensation
Austin, TX 
    
Wesley Marshall
Chair
Virginia Workers’ Compensation Commission    
Richmond, VA 
    
Frank E. Fennerty
Board Member
Board of Industrial Insurance Appeals
Olympia, WA

* The 7th Annual National Regulators Roundtable is open to all WCI® Conference attendees.
    
5:00 – 6:00 pm    
NAWCJ & SAWCA Reception

Grand Ballrooms 1 & 2
Convention Level 

All Faculty & Students are invited to attend the perfect closure for the first full day of both colleges. Mingle and unwind with old friends and new acquaintances. 

 

 

Registration Is Required To Attend The 2017 National Workers’ Compensation Regulators College. You Must Be A State Regulator, Official or Legislator To Attend.

Visit the SAWCA website for more information.