San Francisco, CA – The Office of Self Insurance Plans Chief Jon Wroten is leaving the Department of Industrial Relations (DIR) for new endeavors, and will retire from state service this month.
Wroten is responsible for overseeing and regulating the nation’s largest self-insurance workers’ compensation marketplace in his position as Chief of DIR’s Office of Self Insurance Plans (OSIP).
“Jon Wroten is a valued member of my executive management team. He helped implement the SB 863 self-insurance reforms and worked to make California’s self insurance program more efficient and fair,” said DIR Director Christine Baker.
During Chief Wroten’s tenure, DIR and OSIP:
- Implemented processes to manage over $22 billion in total risk exposure, protecting the self-insured benefits of 4.6 million covered workers.
- Instituted safeguards that monitor self-insurers’ solvency, compliance and market conduct, including the actuarial-based collateral evaluation and peer-review
- Successfully reduced application and financial underwriting processes from nine months to less than 21 days.
- Deployed an electronic filing system to simplify annual regulatory reporting processes.
Prior to his appointment as OSIP Chief, Wroten worked in DIR as a Cal/OSHA senior manager, served at the California Department of Business Oversight investigating white collar financial crimes, and scrutinized political campaign finance cases for the California Fair Political Practices Commission.
Wroten will join Sedgwick Claims Management Services, Inc. as its Senior Vice President, Regulatory Compliance and Quality after his retirement in state service.
The DIR thanked and congratulated Chief Wroten
The Office of Self Insurance Plans is a program within the director’s office of the Department of Industrial Relations (DIR) responsible for the oversight and regulation of workers’ compensation self-insurance within California. OSIP is also responsible for establishing and insuring that required security deposits are posted by self-insurers in amounts sufficient to collateralize against potential defaults by self-insured employers and groups.
Source: CA DIR