How Have State Workers’ Compensation Systems Adapted to the Coronavirus Pandemic?

State Workers’ Compensation systems are charged with serving employees and employers fairly and expeditiously by ensuring compliance with their jurisdiction’s workers’ compensation laws, ensuring the prompt delivery of indemnity and medical benefits that are legally due and ensuring the states’ ability to do this work efficiently and effectively. In both principle and practice this mission is achievable. What do states do when a cataclysmic event like a Coronavirus pandemic strikes?

This webinar will be a discussion between former state executive directors and seasoned workers’ compensation policy makers, Todd Brown of Texas and Paul Sighinolfi from Maine, and Wesley Marshall, the Commissioner of the Virginia Workers Compensation Commission. Todd Brown is with Medata. He is a master at tracking state statutory, regulatory and policy changes. Paul Sighinolfi is with Ametros. He is ever curious about the fundamentals of workers’ compensation and its ability to adapt to our always evolving work environment. Wesley Marshall is an appellate-level judge and a founding member of the Virginia Workers’ Compensation American Inn of Court.

The discussion will explore the following questions and more:

  • Did any of the fifty-three workers’ compensation systems plan for a cataclysmic event like the Coronavirus?
  • What system was the first to implement changes to adapt to the pandemic reality?
  • What jurisdiction has adopted the most comprehensive catastrophic plan?

To learn more, check out our blog ‘Medical Care with a MSA During the Coronavirus Pandemic.’

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