Latham, NY – Paul Jahn has been named Executive Director of the Workers’ Compensation Policy Institute (WCPI), as of June 1. The appointment was made by the WCPI’s Board of Directors, which consists of New York State municipal leaders.
The WCPI is a think tank that examines how the workers’ comp system influences local taxes and services. It is the research affiliate of Public Employer Risk Management Association, Inc. (PERMA). WCPI is counseled by an Advisory Board, which includes experts on workers’ comp and municipal administration both within New York State and in the national arena.
Mr. Jahn brings more than 30 years of experience in the workers’ compensation field. He joined PERMA in 1993 to launch and oversee PERMA’s claims operation. He then moved into the chief research officer role upon the founding of the WCPI in 2011.
Before joining PERMA, Mr. Jahn worked in various roles for different entities focused on workers’ compensation and workers’ comp policy. He has served as an investigator and review analyst for the New York State Workers’ Compensation Board (WCB), a claims examiner for the State Insurance Fund, a hearing representative for Kemper Insurance Group, and a claims supervisor at Hartford Insurance. He was also a Vice President specializing in workers’ compensation claims administration for GEMS, Inc.
Mr. Jahn is a member of the workers’ compensation committee of the Business Council and the program committee of the New York Self Insurance Association (NYSIA). He is a past member of the curriculum development committee of the Association of Government Risk Pools (AGRIP), the rules and regulatory joint subcommittee of the New York State Compensation Board, and the Board of Directors of the Group Self-Insurers’ Association of New York (GSIANY).
Mr. Jahn earned a bachelor’s degree from Marist College and has earned certification as a Workers’ Compensation Claim Law Associate (WCCLA).