"Ask the Regulator" Debuts at 2012 Work Comp Educational Conference

Orlando, FL, June 08, 2012 --(PR.com)-- Attendees at the 67th annual Workers’ Compensation Educational Conference (WCEC) will have the opportunity to get up close and personal with regulators from eight states during the Aug. 19 to 23 gathering in Orlando. The conference and the Southern Association of Workers' Compensation Administrators (SAWCA) are coordinating individual appointment between attendees and regulatory leaders of the workers’ compensation programs from Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Maryland, South Carolina, Texas, and Virginia.

“SAWCA is comprised of 17 southern and southwestern states, the U.S. Virgin Islands and Washington D.C.,” says the Honorable Dwight Lovan, Commissioner of the Kentucky Department of Workers’ Claims and 2012 SAWCA President. “One of the goals of SAWCA is to bring together jurisdictional leaders and policy makers with stakeholders from across the workers compensation industry in an effort to share ideas, find solutions to the challenges we all face, and promote fair and cost effective worker’s compensation programs. These ‘one-on-one’ interactions represent a unique opportunity to extend this partnership between jurisdictions and stakeholders.”

Appointments with regulatory representatives will be scheduled between 9:00 am and noon on Tuesday, August 21, at the conference hotel, the Orlando World Center Marriott. Sign-up information is available online at www.wci360.com/conference/ask-the-regulators.

The WCEC presents hundreds of expert speakers in individual programs over four days. It is the largest gathering of its kind in the nation, attracting some 8,000 insurance professionals and more than 300 exhibitors from over 35 states and a number of foreign countries.

The Southern Association of Workers’ Compensation Administrators is the oldest regional workers’ compensation association in the United States celebrating its 64th year of continual service to the workers’ compensation industry. Representing 19 jurisdictions, SAWCA brings together state leaders from across the south and industry professionals from across the nation to discuss workers’ compensation’s most critical issues creating unique opportunities for discussion.

About WCEC & WCI
Now in its 67th year, the Workers’ Compensation Educational Conference (WCEC) is the must-attend event for C-level executives, risk managers, claims adjusters, insurers, and medical and legal experts. Presented by the Workers’ Compensation Institute (WCI), the conference offers attendees an extraordinary opportunity to connect with their peers and learn from nationally recognized experts. The 2012 conference will be held August 19-23 at the Orlando World Center Marriott.

Ongoing registration for the 2012 gathering reflects the global perspective of the conference, with an expected 8,000 insurance professionals from over 35 states and a number of foreign countries. Additionally, more than 300 exhibitors will present information on their products and services. The conference has been expanded to four days to accommodate the several hundred speakers presenting discipline-specific programs, break-out sessions and CEU opportunities. In addition to the “Ask the Regulator” program, of particular interest in 2012 are a National Trends’ program featuring three national medical directors; a Risk Managers’ break-out paneled by two insurance company presidents; and a two-day “Center for Excellence: The Study of Medical Cost Drivers in Workers’ Compensation,” sponsored by Liberty Mutual.
Workers Compensation Institute
Joan Collier