It was one of the top issues identified by the 2016 Workers' Comp Summit. Benefit Adequacy is a big issue in workers' comp. What are the trends and current state of benefits in the US? Next Thursday, March 7th at 12:00 eastern, Judge David Langham and I will tackle that topic in the 7th episode of our webinar series, The Hot Seat.
With guests Paul Sighinolfi and Ramona Tanabe, we will discuss the status of benefit adequacy in comp today. Are most states meeting the needs of their injured workers? What defines adequate? Does our safety net contain significant holes through which some people fall? What are the biggest considerations? How can states strike a balance to find the ideal benefit scenario? Those are the areas we intend to discuss.
Sighinolfi is an attorney who was until recently the Chairman of the Maine Workers' Compensation Board. He recently joined the firm Ametros Financial as a Senior Director. He was active in the series of national meetings that comprised the 2016 WC Summit. Tanabe is the Executive Vice President and Counsel at Workers Compensation Research Institute. Both guests are uniquely positioned and qualified to speak on this topic.
It should be very interesting to hear what they have to say.
Robert Wilson is President & CEO of WorkersCompensation.com, and "From Bob's Cluttered Desk" comes his (often incoherent) thoughts, ramblings, observations and rants - often on workers' comp or employment issues, but occasionally not.
Bob has a couple unique personality characteristics. He firmly believes that everyone has the right to his (Bob's) opinion, and while he may not always be right, he is never in doubt. Enter at your own risk, and like all of our blog areas, we encourage you to read the disclaimer at the bottom of the page.
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Bob is an accomplished speaker for the workers' compensation industry. He is available for conferences, corporate events, children's birthday parties and Bar Mitzvahs. You may access his Speakers Brief here.