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WCIRB Research Forum

WCIRB Research Forum webinars focus on recent releases of data or research from the WCIRB and its research partners. The Research Forum is an opportunity for insurance company executives with responsibility for California workers’ compensation to ask questions, go beyond the numbers, and gain insights from the WCIRB’s experts.

Videos

Impact of Economic Downturn on CA Workers’ Comp

June 4, 2020
Speakers: Dave Bellusci, Executive Vice President and Chief Actuary; Julia Zhang, PhD, Managing Director, Medical Analytics 
Video Runtime: 49 minutes
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WCIRB Evaluates Executive Order Impact on CA Workers’ Comp Costs

May 28, 2020
Speakers: Dave Bellusci, Executive Vice President and Chief Actuary; Tony Milano, Vice President, Actuarial Services; Laura Carstensen, Vice President, Actuarial Research; Julia Zhang, PhD, Managing Director, Medical Analytics 
Video Runtime: 59 minutes
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Summary of December 31, 2019 Experience and Update on COVID-19 Regulatory Changes

April 30, 2020
Speakers: Dave Bellusci, Executive Vice President and Chief Actuary; Tony Milano, Vice President, Actuarial Services 
Video Runtime: 50 minutes
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COVID-19 Claims – Cost Evaluation of Potential Conclusive COVID-19 Presumption in California Workers’ Compensation

April 23, 2020
Speakers: Dave Bellusci, Executive Vice President and Chief Actuary; Tony Milano, Vice President, Actuarial Services; Laura Carstensen, Vice President, Actuarial Research; Julia Zhang, PhD, Managing Director, Medical Analytics 
Video Runtime: 57 minutes
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2020 Physical Medicine Treatments and Their Impact on Opioid Use and Lost Time in California Workers’ Compensation

January 22, 2020
Speakers: Julia Zhang, Managing Director of Medical Analytics Research; Elizabeth Sabiniano, Senior Medical Data Research Analyst
Video Runtime: 37 minutes
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2018 California Aggregate Medical Payment Trends and One-Year Impact of the Drug Formulary

September 4, 2019
Speakers: Julia Zhang, Managing Director of Medical Analytics Research; Elizabeth Sabiniano, Senior Medical Data Research Analyst
Video Runtime: 43 minutes
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January 1, 2020 Pure Premium Rate Filing and the WCIRB's New Rate Filing Schedule

August 28, 2019
Speakers: David Bellusci, Executive Vice President and Chief Actuary, and Tony Milano, VP and Actuary
Video Runtime: 50 minutes
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2019 Report on the State of the California Workers’ Compensation Insurance System

July 31, 2019
Speakers: David Bellusci, Executive Vice President and Chief Actuary
Video Runtime: 50 minutes
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Early Indicators of High-Risk Opioid Use and Potential Alternative Treatments

April 30, 2019
Speakers: Dr. Julia Zhang, Director, Medical Analytics Specialists; Dave Bellusci, EVP and Chief Actuary
Video Runtime: 29 minutes
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WCIRB Quarterly Experience Report as of December 31, 2019

April 25, 2019
Speakers: Tony Milano, VP and Actuary, and Katrina Sonka, Actuarial Analyst
Video Runtime: 35 minutes
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WCIRB Quarterly Experience Report and Interactive Policy Stats Report

December 18, 2018
Speakers: Tony Milano, VP and Actuary, and Katrina Sonka, Actuarial Analyst
Video Runtime: 31 minutes
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Medical Fraud Enforcement and Cumulative Trauma Claims Studies

October 18, 2018
Speakers: Dave Bellusci, EVP and Chief Actuary; Tony Milano, VP and Actuary; Tim Basuino, Medical Analytics Specialist
Video Runtime: 55 minutes
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2018 State of the System Report

July 11, 2018
Speakers: Dave Bellusci, EVP and Chief Actuary, and Tony Milano, VP and Actuary
Video Runtime: 56 minutes

WCIRB Mid-Year Rate Filing and New WCIRB December 31, 2017 Quarterly Experience Report

April 17, 2018
Speakers: Dave Bellusci, EVP and Chief Actuary, and Tony Milano, VP and Actuary
Video Runtime: 57 minutes
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Study of Chronic Opioid Use and Weaning in California Workers’ Compensation

April 5, 2018
Speakers: Dave Bellusci, EVP and Chief Actuary; Dr. Julia Zhang and Tim Basuino, Medical Analytics Specialists
Video Runtime: 46 minutes
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