Alan Pierce talks with Jennifer Wolf Horejsh about the International Association of Industrial Accident Boards and Commissions (IAIABC) and the recent challenges to workers’ compensation in the United States.
Workers Comp Matters
Jennifer Wolf Horejsh has been with the IAIABC since 2002 and has served as executive director since 2012. She...
Alan S. Pierce has served as chairperson of the American Bar Association Worker’s Compensation Section and the Massachusetts Bar...
Recently, a few states have pushed for the ability to allow companies to remove themselves from the state-regulated workers’ compensation system. What effects would this have on employers and their employees? What discussions are being had about the repercussions these employer-designed benefit packages could have on workers’ compensation in America?
In this episode of Workers Comp Matters, host Alan Pierce talks with Jennifer Wolf Horejsh about the International Association of Industrial Accident Boards and Commissions (IAIABC) and the recent challenges to workers’ compensation in the United States. Jennifer begins the interview by stating that the mission of the IAIABC is to advance the efficiency and effectiveness of workers’ comp systems around the world. The organization aims to connect industry professionals to identify emerging issues, develop resources, and reinforce the social purpose of workers’ compensation programs. She gives a brief history of the origins of the IAIABC, an overview of their membership numbers around the world, and reflects on her background and how she became executive director of the IAIABC. She talks about the first national conversation on workers’ comp hosted by the IAIABC at their most recent conference and closes the interview with an analysis of the recently proposed employer-designed optout benefit plans, a system of alternatives to workers’ comp, and their potential effects for the average employee.
Jennifer Wolf Horejsh has been with the IAIABC since 2002 and has served as executive director since 2012. She works closely with the IAIABC Board of Directors to implement initiatives that enhance the association’s reputation as a global expert on the regulation and administration of workers’ compensation. Jennifer closely monitors industry developments and trends, using this information to develop conference and educational content and respond to member questions and information requests. Jennifer has written articles and presented on various worker’s compensation topics.
Workers' Comp Matters encompasses all aspects of workers' compensation from cases and benefits to recovery.
An administrative assistant’s injury at a Canadian consulate in Boston raises key questions about when foreign governments have to comply with U.S. employment laws.
George Flores shares insights from his article “Lewis and Bourgoin: The Growing Divide Over Reimbursement for Medical Marijuana in the Workers’ Compensation System.”
Bill Minick explains the QCARE designation for Texas employers who have opted out of traditional workers’ comp programs.
Amie Peters and Mack Babcock answer common workers’ comp questions arising from the pandemic.
Michael Fanuele shares how lawyers can apply tactics from his book, “Stop Making Sense: The Art of Inspiring Anybody,” to improve their legal practices....
Bernard Nomberg offers insights for injured workers on when and how to go about seeking legal advice for workers’ comp cases.