William M "Bill" Zachry is a Board member of the California State Compensation Insurance Fund, Appointed by Governors Arnold Schwarzenegger and Jerry Brown. He is also a Senior Fellow at the Sedgwick Institute, was the RIMS Risk Manager of the Year 2014, the CCWC Workers Compensation Professional of the Year 2016, Co-Chair AMICUS Committee California Chamber of Commerce. He is the former GVP Risk management Safeway /Albertson's Former Board Member California Self Insurers' Security Fund, former Co-Chair California Chamber of Commerce AMICUS committee Chair California Fraud Assessment Commission Zenith Insurance Company VP Claims HIH (C.E.Heath) (Care America) S.V.P. Claims.
Spiritual beliefs, faith and/or religious practices are important in the lives of many injured workers, yet claims administrators are often uncertain about whether, when, or how, to address these issues. ... Read More
To those unfamiliar with the process, calculating claims’ settlements may appear to be a mysterious and complicated endeavor. However, when done right, the process can and should be transparent, fair ... Read More
When I started my career as a young claims adjuster at an insurance company, my managers showed me the secret handshake and explained the position’s responsibilities. They then told me that to settle ... Read More
One of the most profound lessons I learned from implementing a workers’ compensation alternative dispute resolution (ADR) program was how employers could use a simple process to help reduce their ... Read More
Workers’ compensation is a “no fault” system. Every state has laws and regulations mandating the prompt reporting of all injuries and accidents. Most of these laws are in place to protect ... Read More
Trends in the Workers' Compensation Industry Insurance experts and the National Council on Compensation Insurance (NCCI) predict the workers’ compensation system will remain strong and resilient despite the uncertainties ...