WCRI Conferences & Seminars

31st WCRI Annual Issues & Research Conference

March 5-6, 2015

The Westin Copley Place ~ Boston, MA

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Theme: Resilience or Renovation

That workers' compensation has evolved to serve workers and employers for over 100 years is a testament to the resilience of the state systems.  Many adjustments in both scope and processes have been required to adapt to changing economic conditions, major workforce and industrial shifts, societal expectations, and political forces.

In addition to previewing new WCRI research findings, the conference will explore whether the systems are sufficiently resilient to adapt to the next wave of major challenges. It addresses two questions:

     1.  What lessons can we learn about resiliency from two decades of reforms?

  • To identify such lessons, we will draw upon case studies of states with relatively stable post reform systems

     2.   What are the upcoming challenges facing workers' compensation that some argue may lead to major
           renovations? How might the system respond?

  • Examples include: Pandemics, opt out, aging population and the law of causation, as well as new challenges to the constitutionality of the state programs.


The WCRI conference, an annual two-day event, is a leading workers’ compensation forum for policymakers, employers, labor advocates, insurance executives, health care organizations, claims managers, researchers, and others and draws attendees from across the nation. Conference participants will leave with new insights, valuable networking contacts, and a better understanding of key issues in today’s competitive environment.

For more information, contact Stephanie Deeley at sadeeley@wcrinet.org or call 617-661-9274 ext. 261. 




         WCRI Research Webinars


WCRI offers webinars on important workers' compensation topics, presenting WCRI research findings that are both interesting and actionable. These webinars, which allow attendees to participate from the comfort of their desk, are collaborative, interactive and easy to use.  Most webinars are recorded for those who are unable to attend the live meeting and will be available for purchase after the event.



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No webinars currently scheduled.  Check back for more information at a later date.


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