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Attend the Premier California Workers’ Comp Conference and Expo Discover Critical Updates on the Recent SB 863 Reforms and Innovative Cost Containment Solutions from the Leading Experts

In October, hundreds of workers’ comp professionals from across the state will gather at the Hard Rock Hotel in San Diego for the 11th Annual California Workers’ Comp Forum. The 2013 conference will bring you critical updates and innovative solutions to your workers’ compensation challenges.

In light of the recent workers’ compensation reforms and new regulations, it has never been more important to ensure you are up to date on recent legislative and regulatory developments, new court decisions, as well as cost-containment strategies to protect your bottom line.

Senate Bill 863 creates sweeping changes to the workers’ compensation system, including increased benefits to injured workers’ and cost savings efficiencies. You will not want to miss this opportunity to receive critical updates, and hear from leading experts on how the implementation of these reforms will impact stakeholders.

Conference Highlights:

  • Updates on the Implementation of SB 863: Discover the impact of new reforms on workers’ compensation costs and injured employee benefits
  • Legislative and Regulatory Developments: Get a complete update on regulations for the implementation of SB 863 as well as new and proposed legislation
  • Recent Workers’ Compensation Case Law: Find out what new court decisions mean for stakeholders and how to reduce your litigation risks
  • Update from DIR’s Executive Medical Director: Get clarification on changes replacing Utilization Review with Independent Medical Review and Independent Bill Reviews
  • Solutions to the Overuse and Abuse of Opioids: Discover how the prescription drug monitoring program and other potential strategies may address this problem
  • Permanent Disability and Return to Work: Hear about new return-to-work incentives that will affect the award of workers’ compensation benefits
  • Medical Provider Networks and Health Care Organizations: Find out what you need to know about new regulations for MPNs and HCOs
  • Case Study Success Stories from Leading California Employers: Discover how Deere & Company, UPS, Marriott International, Claremont University, and LA Unified School District are implementing winning solutions and controlling workers’ compensation costs

Enlightening Presentations

Opening Keynote Address:
Reforming the California Workers’ Compensation
System from the Inside-Out

Alex Swedlow, President
California Workers’ Compensation Institute

Update from the Department of Industrial Relations
Christine Baker, Director
Department of Industrial Relations

National Trends in Workers’ Compensation and
How California Can Benefit

David DePaolo, JD, MBA, President, Chief Executive Officer, Inc.

Featured Speakers:

Department of Industrial Relations • Division of Workers’ Compensation • California Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board • The Walt Disney Company • United Parcel Service • KBA Engineering, LLC • Grimmway Farms • Marriott International • Deere & Company • Sempra Energy • UCLA • Claremont University Consortium •, Inc. • Xceed Financial Credit Union • Los Angeles Unified School District • Sedgwick Claims Management Services, Inc. • Pacific Compensation Insurance Company • Schools Insurance Authority (Joint Powers Authority) • California Labor Federation • The Zenith Insurance Company • California Fraud Assessment Commission • California Department of Insurance • San Diego County District Attorney • Law Offices of Pearlman, Borska & Wax • MEDEX Healthcare • California Self-Insurers’ Security Fund • Kegel, Tobin and Truce • Law Office of Robert G. Rassp • Roxborough, Pomerance, Nye & Adreani • Manning & Kass, Ellrod, Ramirez, Trester LLP • Office of David E. Sones, M.D. • Law Offices of Saul Allweiss • Gordon, Edelstein, Krepack, Grant, Felton & Goldstein • U.S. HealthWorks Medical Group California • California Workers’ Compensation Institute • The Rand Corporation • Risk-Minds • Michael Sullivan & Associates • Workcompcentral • Kimco Staffing

Venue Information:

Hard Rock Hotel San Diego

If you're considering Hard Rock, it's my bet you're someone that appreciates Four-Diamond services, as well as authentic experiences. Here you'll receive both. Our location is one of the most coveted among downtown San Diego hotels - right at the entrance to the Gaslamp Quarter, San Diego Convention Center and PETCO Park - and our design, amenities and vibe are infused with the passion and irreverence of Rock 'n' Roll. But it's our Team that truly differentiates Hard Rock Hotel San Diego. Whether you're coming for business or pleasure, we look forward to providing you an authentic experience that rocks.



Don't miss your chance to meet senior-level decision makers from self- and fully-insured companies that are searching for successful cost-containment strategies. We offer an informal exhibit hall area where attendees can relax and interact with sponsors and exhibitors.

Contact Sam Norton at 704-258-8912 or for further details.