IAIABC 101st Convention
This event is now closed.

Event Date: 8/31/2015 - 9/3/2015

Event Overview

Big Ideas Big City

Advance registration for the IAIABC 101st Convention is now closed.

You can still register on-site at the IAIABC Check-In and Registration Desk located in the Gold Coast Foyer at The Drake Hotel.

Check-In and Registration Desk hours are:

- Sunday, August 30 from 4:00 - 6:00 pm
- Monday, August 31 from 7:30 am - 5:00 pm
- Tuesday, September 1 from 7:30 am - 5:00 pm
- Wednesday, September 2 from 7:30 am - 5:00 pm
- Thursday, September 3 from 7:30 am - 11:15 am

Late IAIABC member registration rate: $825
Late non-IAIABC member registration rate: $950 


About the Convention

The IAIABC 101st Convention, August 31-September 3, 2015 in Chicago, Illinois, is the premier conference for workers' compensation professionals looking to learn more about current policy, regulatory, and administrative challenges in the industry.

The theme for the 101st Convention is "Big Ideas in the Big City." The Convention program will address big ideas in workers' compensation, such as the grand bargain, benefit adequacy, exclusive remedy, alternatives to workers' compensation, and more. 

Who Attends?

The Convention is attended by regulators, administrators, medical directors, claims administrators, medical providers, services providers, government affairs, administrative law judges, insurers, and industry stakeholders.

Special Program

IAIABC/NAWCJ Mediation Program
The IAIABC and National Association of Workers’ Compensation Judiciary partner together for a third year to provide extensive mediation training with IAIABC/NAWCJ Mediation Program. This year, attendees can participate in either an introductory or intermediate track on mediation strategies and tactics for judges or mediators in workers’ compensation. 

View the agenda for the Mediation Program

Event Sponsors

Safety NationalMitchellDeloitte 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SFMNCCIISO     

 

 

 

 

ConcentraAerie EDI GroupHealthesystems 

  

 

 

WCIO
 

 

 


 Marketplace Participants

ISOAerie EDI GroupAccessOnTime

 
Schedule
Sunday, August 30, 2015

1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Board of Directors' Meeting
The IAIABC Board of Directors is responsible for the Association’s strategic priorities, governance, and financial oversight.

4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Check-In and Registration

7:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Second City Show: 39th Review (excursion, separate registration and fee required)
Join us for The Second City E.T.C.’s 39th Revue of Soul Brother, Where Art Thou?. This show hilariously explores the ups and downs of modern life: our co-dependent relationship with technology, the paranoid perils of online dating, and battling the loud chorus of judgment we hear in our heads and from the world around us. From the very real threat of fatal peanut allergies to the embarrassment of miscast warriors, Soul Brother, Where Art Thou? searches for common ground and kindred spirits. Admission type is Platform Seating. Show time is 7:00 pm at the Second City Chicago E.T.C. Theatre. You will be on your own for transportation this evening; cabs or Uber service are recommended. The Second City Theatre is located 2 miles from the hotel; please allow 10 minutes for taxi service.

Monday, August 31, 2015

7:30 AM - 5:00 PM

Check-In and Registration 

8:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Western Association of Workers' Compensation Boards Breakfast and Annual Meeting 

8:45 AM - 4:00 PM

IAIABC/NAWCJ Mediation Program
The IAIABC and National Association of Workers’ Compensation Judiciary present a joint program to provide insights and education on workers’ compensation mediation issues for commissioners, judges, mediators, and adjudicators. All Convention registrants are invited to attend.

9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Coffee Break

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

EDI Jurisdictional Forum
Attend to hear EDI reporting updates from jurisdictions. Associate members are encouraged to ask questions of jurisdictional representatives.

1:00 PM - 1:45 PM

Joint Committee Council/Board of Directors Meeting

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

EDI Claims Committee Meeting
The EDI Claims Committee will host a strategic planning session for the EDI Claims Reporting Standard. Attend to participate in an in-depth discussion with interactive exercises, including a SWOT analysis, which will help develop a strong strategic direction for the future of the Claims Standard. Both business and technical expertise will be helpful in developing the strategic plan, so even if you’re not a traditional attendee of EDI meetings but have background and ideas to share on this topic, please attend!

 

EDI XML Committee Meeting
EDI XML is working on a draft companion guide for Proof of Coverage 3.0 in XML.

 

Medical Issues Forum and Committee Meeting
The Medical Issues Committee welcomes three speakers to talk about how innovations in 3D printing will change our world.

Peter and Peregrine are an amazing father-son team. Peregrine was born without fingers on his hand and his father, Peter, initially got involved in 3D printing with the hope of helping his son. Now they are both involved with E-NABLE, a group formed to make open source plans for various 3D-printed prosthetics available to anyone who needs this type of assistance. During the Committee meeting, hear their incredible story of the journey to develop a 3D-printed prosthesis for Peregrine. Following their presentation, Samantha Paulsen, who is pursuing her Ph.D. in bioengineering, and will talk on breakthrough technologies in tissue regeneration using 3D printing.

After this special presentation, the Committee will hear from the Formulary Subcommittee on their discussion paper about prescription drug formularies.

Speakers
Peter Binkley, MA Senior Designer and Instructor, E-NABLE
Peregrine Hawthorn Test Pilot and Developer, E-NABLE
Samantha Paulsen PhD Candidate, Department of Bioengineering, Rice University

3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Marketplace
The Marketplace showcases industry leaders in service and technology. Stop by to learn about products and services to help meet your workers’ compensation needs.

3:00 PM - 3:15 PM

Break

4:15 PM - 4:45 PM

New Attendee Orientation
New to the IAIABC? Is this your first Convention? Attendees will hear about what the IAIABC does and what to expect during this week’s Convention, the IAIABC’s largest educational event.

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Happy Hour
Join your friends and colleagues for refreshments to get the week started off right! Enjoy drinks, snacks, and good conversation.

Tuesday, September 1, 2015
7:30 AM - 5:00 PM

Check-In and Registration

 

Marketplace

7:30 AM - 9:00 AM

Continental Breakfast

8:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Dispute Resolution Forum and Committee Meeting
The Committee will discuss dispute resolution issues across jurisdictions.

 

Research and Standards Forum and Committee Meeting
The Committee will discuss the latest guidance document for the Claims Measures Survey, possible new data elements, and next steps for outreach.

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Associate Member Council Meeting
The AMC will hear updates about EDI strategic planning, the IAIABC Foundations Program, and a Board of Directors update. They will also discuss large and mega-deductible policies, medical marijuana, developing a forum for sharing regulatory updates online, and how the AMC can assist in IAIABC outreach activities.

10:00 AM - 10:15 AM

Break

10:15 AM - 5:00 PM

EDI Claims Committee Meeting
EDI Claims will discuss IRR 772 regarding the 02 change process. They will also talk about extending file length and all other open IRRs.

10:15 AM - 12:00 PM

Commissioners' and Associate Members' Forum (open to all)
Jurisdictional representatives will give updates on administrative initiatives and policy issues affecting their jurisdictions in the near future. Attendees from the private sector will hear news that may impact their businesses and ask questions of the jurisdictions. This meeting is open to all Convention registrants.

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Lunch (on your own)

1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Commissioners' Forum (jurisdictional participation only)
Jurisdictions will share successes and challenges and engage in candid conversation with their peers, gaining insight into policy, regulatory, and management concerns. This meeting is open to jurisdictional staff only.

1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

EDI Medical ProPay Committee Meeting
EDI Medical: ProPay will discuss eBilling Companion Guide updates based on X12.

 

EDI Proof of Coverage Committee Meeting
The EDI POC Committee will hear a presentation from the XML Subcommittee about Proof of Coverage in XML. They will also share updates on POC implementations, and training.

2:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Break

3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Disability Management and Return to Work Forum and Committee Meeting
Join the Disability Management and Return to Work Committee to hear about a recent court decision in Kentucky that is having a negative impact on return to work in the state. This will be followed by discussions on finalizing the Committee’s Return to Work paper, injury prevention, and a roundtable.

 

Regulation Forum and Committee Meeting
The Regulation Committee will discuss large and mega-deductible policies and hear an update on the NAIC white paper which the IAIABC is helping draft. They will also discuss transportation networks such as Uber and Lyft and what’s happening in the courts. The Committee will also hear a presentation on the California alternative collateral plan for self insurance.

Speaker
Quentin Hills Senior Director, Alvarez & Marsal, LLC

6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

President's Reception
Join us on the 95th floor in the Signature Room of the John Hancock Building, to enjoy sweeping views of the Magnificent Mile, Lake Michigan beaches, and Chicago Skyline.

Wednesday, September 2, 2015
7:30 AM - 5:00 PM

Check-In and Registration

 

Marketplace

7:45 AM - 8:45 AM

Continental Breakfast

 

Central States Association Breakfast (invitation only)

 

Northeast States Association Breakfast (invitation only)

 

Southern Association of Workers' Compensation Administrators "Grits" Breakfast (invitation only)

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

EDI Claims Committee Meeting

EDI Medical Committee Meeting

9:00 AM - 9:30 AM

Welcome and President's Address
Dwight T. Lovan, IAIABC President, welcomes attendees to the IAIABC 101st Convention and the city of Chicago.

9:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Conversations on the "Grand Bargain"
Workers’ compensation is described as a “grand bargain” between labor and management. Employers purchase continuous coverage but cannot be sued for work injuries or illnesses. Workers are guaranteed medical and wage replacement but accept benefits defined by law rather than circumstance. Hear reflections from industry thought leaders on if the bargain benefits employers and workers today. Hear perspectives on how workers’ compensation can be changed in a way that restores goodwill between stakeholders.

Moderators
David DePaolo President, WorkCompCentral
Sandy Blunt Vice President of Insurance Services, Medata

Panelists
Frank E. Fennerty, Jr. Labor Member, Washington Board of Industrial Insurance Appeals
David Menchetti Partner, Cullen, Haskins, Nicholson & Menchetti, P.C.
Brandon Miller President, Minnesota Workers’ Compensation Insurers’ Association
Joan Vincenz Corporate Director – Safety, United Airlines

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Break

12:00 PM - 1:15 PM

Luncheon and Awards Ceremony
Enjoy lunch with your peers while recognizing those who went above and beyond to improve workers’ compensation during the IAIABC awards ceremony.

1:15 PM - 5:00 PM  EDI Systems Committee Meeting
EDI Systems will discuss three Claims IRRs and one Medical IRR. They will also talk about flat file samples to provide to states that are implementing or migrating to Claims Release 3.

1:15 PM - 2:00 PM

Ignite! Sharing Workers' Compensation Successes
Ignite! and focus on the positive! These thoughtful, short presentations will share workers’ compensation success stories.

Moderator
Charles Steepleton Outreach Services Manager, Virginia Workers’ Compensation Commission

Speakers
What Went Right: Regulatory and Legislative Highlights of 2014 and 2015
Brian Allen Helios

How to Promote a Culture of Caring and Compassion: The GB Gentle Bear Story
Dave Gordon Gallagher Bassett

Taking Advantage of ‘Opportunity’
Jeremy Jackson Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation

Octogenarian is Finally Drug-Free!
Phil Walls myMatrixx

Burning Down the House (a.k.a. Modernization)
Tim Erickson Project Consulting Group

Do It With Soule
David DePaolo WorkCompCentral

2:00 PM - 2:15 PM

Break

2:15 PM - 3:30 PM

What Do Successful Return to Work Programs Look Like? 
Session hosted by the Disability Management and Return to Work Committee
Hear from regulators and employers about their successes in setting up return to work programs that improve outcomes for both employers and workers.

Moderator
Peter Federko CEO, Saskatchewan Workers’ Compensation Board

Speakers
Abbie Hudgens, ARM, AIC Administrator, Tennessee Workers’ Compensation Division
Bill Wheeler Bureau Chief, Montana Employment Relations Division
Allyn Tatum Vice President of Claims, Tyson Foods
Dave Taylor Director, Integrated Disability Management, Reyes Holdings, LLC

 

Challenging the Social Contract: A Discussion of Exclusive Remedy, No Fault, and Causation 
Examine workers’ compensation cases that address exclusive remedy, no fault, and causation. Learn the background, review current decisions, and discuss how these cases could shape workers’ compensation in the future.

Speaker
Mark Walls Vice President Communications and Strategic Analysis, Safety National

3:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Break

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

In Brief: State of the Industry
NCCI presents an overview of insurance industry results and recent trends. Discuss what insurance market measures tell us about the state of workers’ compensation.

Speakers
Mona Carter Senior Division Executive, National Policy Development, NCCI Holdings, Inc.
Jeff Eddinger, FCAS, MAAA Senior Division Executive, NCCI Holdings, Inc.

 

Work Comp and Disability Insurance: Two Sides of One Coin?
Workers’ compensation and disability insurance are typically seen as occupying different worlds and in many they do. However, both deal with individuals with disabilities and functional limitations and, optimally, seek to get these individuals back to work. Learn the differences, similarities, and opportunities for integrated models that promote positive outcomes.

Speaker
Michael Lacroix Ph.D. Licensed Psychologist, Associate Medical Director, Aetna, and Director of Behavioral Health Services, Coventry Workers’ Comp Services

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Cena Italiana
Join your IAIABC friends new and old for an Italian dinner, or "Cena Italiana" and end the evening with fireworks on the beach.

Thursday, September 3, 2015
7:30 AM - 11:15 AM

Check-In and Registration

7:30 AM - 10:00 AM

Marketplace

8:00 AM - 8:30 AM

Continental Breakfast

 

Annual Business Meeting
IAIABC Members are encouraged to attend and hear updates on the business of the Association. Jurisdictional members will also elect the 2015 – 2016 Board of Directors (formerly Executive Committee). Breakfast will be set in the room for Annual Business Meeting attendees.

8:45 AM - 9:45 AM

Facts and Figures: Understanding the Nuance of Workers’ Compensation Reporting
Hosted by the Research and Standards Committee
Workers’ compensation is a data-rich environment, but the data are full of gaps and ambiguities, especially for comparing multiple jurisdictions’ systems. What does it take to get the story straight? A nationally recognized reporter talks with leaders from the insurance industry, regulation, policy research, and an injured worker advocate about keeping the big picture in focus while getting the smaller details right.

Moderator
Lisa Anne Forsythe Senior Consultant, Regulatory Business Consulting & Analysis, Coventry Workers’ Comp Services

Speakers
Mona Carter National Policy Development, NCCI Holdings
Roberto Ceniceros Senior Editor, Risk & Insurance
Jennifer Flood Ombudsman for Injured Workers, Oregon Division of Workers’ Compensation
Bob Malooly CEO, Claim-Maps Handling 

 

Sharing Economy: Implications for Workers’ Compensation
Hosted by the Regulation Committee
The sharing economy is just one example of how traditional employer/employee relationships are changing. Discuss regulatory challenges of economic innovations and gain insights on balancing innovation with protecting people.

Speaker
Jennifer Wolf Horejsh Executive Director, IAIABC

9:45 AM - 12:00 PM

EDI Council Meeting
The governing EDI body will gather updates from all EDI Committees with regard to current projects and issues. An update from the Board work group evaluating the Issue Request Resolution process will be provided. The group will include reveal recent sanctioned areas of improvement. We will also have an update on the EDI Program governance initiative.

9:45 AM - 10:00 AM

Break

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Big Ideas in Healthcare 
Medical delivery models are changing. Hear about the latest general healthcare trends and understand how workers’ compensation may have to adapt to new payment and delivery mechanisms.

Speaker
Dr. David Deitz, MD, PhD Principal, David Deitz & Associates LLC

 

Alternative Options to Traditional Workers’ Compensation
Alternative options to traditional workers’ compensation coverage models are being proposed in some US jurisdictions. Learn more about these proposals and compare their provisions to private insurance and self insurance.

Speakers
Bill Minick President, PartnerSource
Blake Stock CEO, Combined Insurance Services, Inc.

11:00 AM - 11:15 AM

Break

11:15 AM - 12:15 PM

Looking Ahead: Administrators' Panel
Join “Out Front Ideas with Kimberly and Mark” to hear administrators discussing big ideas for the future.

Moderators
Kimberly George SVP Senior Healthcare Advisor, Sedgwick
Mark Walls Vice President Communications and Strategic Analysis, Safety National

Panelists
Gary Cannon Executive Director, South Carolina Workers’ Compensation Commission
Elizabeth Crum Director of Adjudication, Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry
Joann Fratianni-Atsaves Chairman, Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission
Larry Karns Director, Kansas Department of Labor, Division of Workers’ Compensation
David Parker, ARM-P Commissioner, Industrial Commission of Arizona

Location

The Drake Hotel
Event Venue

The Drake Hotel
140 East Walton Place
Chicago, Illinois 60611
United States of America

Hotel Accommodations

We have worked closely with The Drake Hotel to guarantee you a competitive room rate. Price per night is $189.00 USD, available until Friday, August 7, 2015. Complimentary guestroom internet is included.

Book online or call The Drake Hotel at (800) 553-7253 and mention the "IAIABC 101st Convention." 

 

Add-Ons
Sunday, August 30, 2015
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM Second City Show: 39th Revue Ticket
Join us for The Second City E.T.C.?s 39th Revue of,Soul Brother, Where Art Thou?. This show hilariously explores the ups and downs of modern life: our co-dependent relationship with technology, the paranoid perils of online dating, and battling the loud chorus of judgment we hear in our heads and from the world around us. From the very real threat of fatal peanut allergies to the embarrassment of miscast warriors, Soul Brother, Where Art Thou? searches for common ground and kindred spirits. Admission type is Platform Seating. Show time is 7:00 pm at the Second City Chicago E.T.C. Theatre. You will be on your own for transportation this evening; cabs or Uber service are recommended. The Second City Theatre is located 2 miles from the hotel; please allow 10 minutes for taxi service.

Please call the IAIABC to secure tickets, fee is $23 each.

Tuesday, September 1, 2015
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM President's Reception Spouse/Guest Ticket
This is an a-la-carte spouse/guest ticket to this event. Admission to this event is included for attendees with a full Convention registration.

Please call the IAIABC to secure tickets, fee is $75 each.

Wednesday, September 2, 2015
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM Cena Italiana Spouse/Guest Ticket
This is an a-la-carte spouse/guest ticket to this event. Admission to this event is included for attendees with a full Convention registration.

Please call the IAIABC to secure tickets, fee is $75 each.