IAIABC Virtual Conference and NAWCJ Judicial Program

By Hon. Bruce E. Moore (Kansas) Past President   On Wednesday, September 23, 2020 and Thursday, September 24, 2020, I had the honor and privilege to represent NAWCJ by participating in two sessions of the International Association of Accident Boards and Commissions’ 106th Annual Conference, held virtually through Zoom. In the Judicial Program session on […]

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IAIABC Study of Dispute Resolution Systems Shines Light on Reporting Metrics in ADR

By Deborah Wood Blevins Managing Deputy Commissioner of the Virginia Workers Compensation Commission Alternative Dispute Resolution Department Richmond, VA     In January 2020 the International Association of Industrial Accident Boards and Commissions (IAIABC) published a comparative study of dispute resolution systems in workers compensation agencies in six states.  Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Wisconsin, Kansas, Oregon, and […]

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FLORIDA’S JUDGE DAVID LANGHAM, IN NEW WHITE PAPER, INSTRUCTS ON, CAUTIONS AGAINST, COVID-19 PRESUMPTION LAWS

By David B. Torrey WCJ, Pittsburgh, PA   David Langham & Chris Mandel, American Workers’ Compensation – A Study in Disparities and the Expanded Use of Presumptions (Sedgwick Institute, July 2020), https://www.sedgwick.com/assets/uploads/documents/Sedgwick-Institute_Workers-Comp_7.8.20-1.pdf. In this important insurance industry white paper, the authors review the recent popularity of presumptions in workers’ compensation laws. They first provide a […]

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IAIABC and NAWCJ Virtual Event

By Judge Jennifer Hopens Texas Department of Insurance, Division of Workers’ Compensation Austin, TX   Wanting to hear practical, useful tips from top-flight judicial instructors on conducting workers’ compensation proceedings in the new remote environment? Interested in learning about COVID-19 presumptions (which could be coming to your jurisdiction or a jurisdiction near you)? If so, […]

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Cybersecurity Forum 2020

September 16 & 17, 2020 | Presented Virtually By James N. McConnaughhay, General Chairman, Workers’ Compensation Institute, Inc. Reprinted with permission from PropertyCasualty360, Sept. 1, 2020. © 2020 ALM Media Properties, LLC. Further duplication without permission is prohibited. All rights reserved.   I recently reviewed an article in the Orlando Florida Business Journal describing a […]

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