The IAIABC Forum 2019

Event Date: 4/1/2019 - 4/4/2019

Event Overview

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About the Conference

The focus of The Forum is collaboration. At The Forum, the IAIABC's 12 committees and councils meet to discuss policy and administrative issues and challenges in workers' compensation. Special seminars and workshops on hot industry topics and trends also take place at The Forum.

Through the exchange of ideas, information, and strategies, attendees of The Forum learn from each other and develop relationships and networks they can use throughout their careers in the industry.

There are plenty of reasons why your peers have been attending The Forum year after year, including:

  • Access to industry leaders and decision-makers
  • In-depth dialogue in committee meetings about regulatory issues and updates
  • Collaborating in educational sessions to generate new ideas and strategies

Who Attends?

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

You do not need to be an IAIABC committee member to attend and participate in The Forum. All are welcome!

Thank You Sponsors!

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The Forum 2020
April 26-30, 2020
Clearwater Beach, Florida

Fee End Date Description Amount
1/31/2019 Early-bird Member Rate $585.00
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1/31/2019 Early-bird Nonmember Rate $710.00
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4/20/2019 Speaker $585.00
Judicial Program
Fee End Date Description Amount
3/20/2019 IAIABC/NAWCJ Judges' Program ONLY $150.00

The IAIABC Forum 2019 Program 

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Sunday, March 31, 2019 

10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Board of Directors' Meeting

The IAIABC Board of Directors will meet to discuss the IAIABC strategic plan and Association activities. 

4:00 pm - 6:00 pm 

Check-In and Registration 

Monday, April 1, 2019

8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Check-In and Registration 

8:00 am - 9:00 am

Buffet Breakfast

8:15 am - 8:45 am 

New Attendee Orientation and Breakfast

New to the IAIABC or The Forum? Participate in the New Attendee Orientation to hear about Association activities and what to expect for committee meetings and special sessions this week. 

9:00 am - 11:30 am 

Medical Issues Committee Meeting

9:00 am - 12:00 pm 

IAIABC/NAWCJ Judges' Program 

Judges' Program attendees will hear a spotlight on the California dispute resolution system followed by a comparative law review of specific states in the U.S. 

9:00 am - 4:00 pm 

EDI Claims Committee Meeting

12:00 pm - 1:30 pm 

Lunch (on your own) 

1:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Dispute Resolution Committee Meeting

4:15 pm - 5:00 pm

Board of Directors and Joint Committee Council Meeting

The Board of Directors and committee leaders meet to discuss committee activities and Association strategic priorities. 

5:15 pm - 6:15 pm 

Happy Hour 

Connect with friends old and new and enjoy drinks and hors d'oeuvres. 

Tuesday, April 2, 2019

7:30 am - 5:00 pm

Check-In and Registration 

7:30 am - 9:00 am 

Buffet Breakfast

8:30 am - 10:00 am 

Heads of Delegation and Associate Members' Forum 

Representatives from more than 30 jurisdictions will discuss policy, regulatory, and legislative challenges and successes with their peers and industry stakeholders in attendance. 

EDI Medical Provider to Payer (ProPay) Committee Meeting

9:00 am - 10:15 am 

EDI Claims Steering Committee Meeting (invitation only) 

10:00 am - 12:30 pm 

Regulation Committee Meeting

10:30 am - 12:30 pm 

EDI Jurisdictional Forum 

Hear EDI reporting updates and ask questions of jurisdictional representatives. 

12:30 pm - 2:00 pm 

Lunch (on your own) 

12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

Leaders' Luncheon (invitation only)  

2:00 pm - 3:30 pm 

EDI Medical Committee Meeting

2:00 pm - 4:30 pm 

Disability Management and Return to Work Committee Meeting

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm 

Medical Institute

5:15 pm - 6:15 pm 

Happy Hour 

Connect with friends old and new and enjoy drinks and hors d'oeuvres. 

Wednesday, April 3, 2019 

8:00 am - 5:00 pm 

Check-In and Registration 

8:00 am - 8:50 am 

Western Association of Workers' Compensation Boards Breakfast Meeting (invitation only) 

Members of the WAWCB meet to discuss plans for their annual meeting at the IAIABC 105th Convention in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, October 21-24, 2019. 

8:00 am - 9:00 am 

Continental Breakfast

9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Changing Employment Relationships Seminar

A formal employer/employee relationship is the basis for workers' compensation coverage. As employment relationships shift in countries around the globe, considerations for occupational injury, illness, and fatality protection must be addressed. During this seminar, explore the different ways individuals are connecting to work and how that impacts occupational safety and workers' compensation. Policymakers from the United States, Germany, and Russia will discuss how coverage might be extended and industry leaders will share private solutions that are emerging.

EDI Systems Committee Meeting

12:00 pm - 1:30 pm 


1:30 pm - 3:00 pm 

EDI Proof of Coverage Committee Meeting

1:30 pm - 4:00 pm 

Modernization Projects Seminar 

International Committee Meeting

3:15 pm - 4:45 pm 

EDI XML Task Group Meeting

3:45 pm - 5:00 pm 

Associate Member Council Meeting

Thursday, April 4, 2019 

8:00 am - 10:30 am 

Check-In and Registration 

8:00 am - 9:00 am 

Buffet Breakfast

8:30 am - 9:00 am 

IAIABC Business Meeting

Hear updates on Association financials, membership, and strategic priorities. 

9:00 am - 10:00 am 

Research Roundtable 

10:00 am - 12:00 pm 

Research and Standards Committee Meeting

10:00 am - 12:00 pm 

EDI Council Meeting



Event Venue and HotelSan Diego Paradise Point Resort

Paradise Point 
1404 Vacation Road
San Diego, CA 92109

Paradise Point is offering a reduced room rate of $199 per night (not including taxes and fees). The cut off to reserve your room at Paradise Point at the reduced rate is March 1, 2019. Rooms will go quickly, so make your reservation early.

Book your Room

Mention "IAIABC The Forum 2019" when making your reservation. 

Make your reservation online

Phone: +1 (855)-463-3361

Regional Transportation Services

Car Rental Services:

Rental Car Agencies at the airport include Advantage, Alamo, Avis, Enterprise, Hertz, Zipcar, etc. 

Taxi/Ride Share Services
Paradise Point is just a 15 minute drive from the San Diego Airport.

Uber/Lyft: Approx. $15-$18
Uber/Lyft XL: Approx, $21-26

Local Taxi Companies at the airport include Yellow Cab, American Radio Service, Orange Cab, San Diego Dispatch, or USA Dispatch: Approx. $20-28

Covered parking is available on property.  Overnight self-parking is free to IAIABC attendees.

Monday, April 1, 2019
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM Happy Hour Guest Ticket
This is an a-la-carte spouse/guest ticket to the Attendee Reception (conference registrants do not need to purchase tickets for themselves, as this is included in their conference fee). Cost is $25 per ticket per Happy Hour.