Middleton, WI – Agencies that regulate and administer workers’ compensation systems continue to increase efficiency and better serve stakeholders by deploying resources in new ways. Innovation in the public sector not only advances public policy aims but helps workers’ compensation adapt to external changes in the economy, technology, and healthcare delivery. The IAIABC recently announced that it will recognize and share these successes during the inaugural Innovation Awards.
The Innovation Awards will focus on improvements in the administration and regulation of workers’ compensation through strategic use of innovation. Award recipients will present and be recognized on September 29 during the IAIABC 102nd Convention. Innovations will also be featured in IAIABC’s digital magazine, Perspectives.
“The opportunity to share new initiatives and learn from successes in other jurisdictions speaks to the IAIABC’s mission,” notes RD Maynard, IAIABC President, “and we hope it spreads solutions and inspires other members.” The Innovation Awards grew out of a desire by the IAIABC to showcase jurisdictional efforts on system improvement. In recent years, many agencies have faced internal challenges but they have still found ways to solve problems through it all. The IAIABC wants to share those stories.
All governmental agencies are encouraged to apply; applications are due on August 12, 2016. Submissions will be judged on the following criteria: business proposition, innovation merit, success and teamwork, and value. Projects or initiatives must be in use now and have quantifiable outcomes. Award recipients will receive a complimentary registration to the IAIABC 102nd Convention and travel reimbursement. Learn more and apply at www.iaiabc.org/innovation-awards.
The IAIABC 102nd Convention will be held September 26-29, 2016 in Portland, Maine. The Convention will invite attendees to reimagine workers’ compensation. Attendees will be exposed to new ideas, hear different perspectives, and learn about innovations and disruptions impacting the economy, workplace, and workforce. Learn more and register at www.iaiabc.org/convention.