Cambridge, MA – Collectively bargained workers’ compensation systems (CBWC) or “carve-outs” allow employers and unions to create an alternative for workers’ compensation benefit delivery and dispute resolution under a collective bargaining agreement. They have been operating in some states, like Minnesota, for many years and have begun to appear in other states, like Illinois.
To better understand this trend, the Workers Compensation Research Institute (WCRI) has invited Kevin Gregerson, who developed and administers Minnesota’s first and largest CBWC system or “carve-out”, to provide a live, interactive, hour-long webinar on Thursday, May 23, 2013 at 1pm ET (12pm CT, 11am MT, and 10am PT) to discuss the topic. Mr. Gregerson has extensive background in both workers’ compensation systems and labor-management relations.
Things you will learn:
- What led to the creation of CBWC systems or “carve-outs”
- How do CBWC systems differ from state systems
- States where this program may have a significant impact and states where it may not
- Lessons for states that might be considering a CBWC system
- Industries that are better candidates versus others
- How CBWC systems statistically compare to state systems on disputes, medical and indemnity benefits costs, and injury rates
Click on the following link to register: WCRI Webinar: Understanding Collectively Bargained Workers’ Comp Systems or “Carve-Outs”