Regional Educational Seminar (Webinar)

SBWC 2021 Regional Educational Webinar - Celebrating 101 Years:  Moving Forward in the 21st Century

In celebration of more than 100 years of workers’ compensation in Georgia from 1920 to 2021, the Honorable Frank R. McKay, Chairman of the State Board of Workers’ Compensation, along with Board Directors, Honorable Benjamin J. Vinson and Honorable Neera Bahl, and Executive Director, Delece A. Brooks, are excited to announce the annual SBWC 2021 Regional Educational Series, also known as “The Road Show,” is going virtual. Under their leadership, the Board will host two live, online seminars providing valuable information for those impacted by the Georgia workers’ compensation system including employers, self-insurers, human resource and risk managers, insurance claims adjusters, rehabilitation specialists, medical service providers, workers’ compensation attorneys, paralegals and other system participants.

The 2021 centennial celebration will include an address from the Chairman highlighting legislative and Board Rule changes, the annual case law update from local administrative law judges, claimants’ and defense attorneys explaining recent developments in Georgia law, as well as Board ICMS II and EDI updates.  Additionally, the Public Education Committee - composed of attorneys and other workers’ compensation industry experts – will make their innovative and energetic presentations via Zoom including fast-paced coverage of 21 current issues in workers’ compensation claims for 2021 in 21 minutes. A special segment will feature a number of medical issues such as expedited medical treatment, return to suitable work, intervening and superadded injuries, and change in condition. Finally, a panel of experts will address current Covid-19 workers’ compensation issues while encouraging audience participation and questions.