The Southern Association of Workers’ Compensation Administrators welcomes you to its new website and invites you to visit often for the latest announcements & information regarding future programs as well as those events that shape our industry.
Along with the new website it is our pleasure to announce that, as Colorado did in 2014, this past month the State of Maine became the latest jurisdictional member to join SAWCA demonstrating that “Southern” is truly a “State of Mind” …bringing the total number of jurisdictional members to 21…19 States, The District of Columbia and the US. Virgin Islands. Who knows, maybe future conference luncheons will feature a new offering…Lobster & Cheese Grits.
This past November over 100 workers’ compensation professionals from across the nation convened at The Greenbrier Resort amid the breathtaking mountains of West Virginia for SAWCA’s 2015 All Committee Conference. General Sessions focused on administrative and operational challenges faced by newly appointed regulators as they assume their new duties as well as sessions that shared lessons learned by administrators who have already completed…those in the process…and those just beginning the planning phase to update their state’s technological systems. Keynote presentations from Dr. Albert Osbahr, a Member of the Board of Trustees of the American Medical Association and Mitch Barnhart, Athletic Director for the University of Kentucky was indicative of the scope and variety of programs enjoyed by the attendees.
Throughout the winter and spring SAWCA will be focused on planning for its 68th Annual Convention that will be held at the Sandestin Golf & Beach Resort in Destin, Florida July 25-29, 2016. Make plans now to join us and take advantage of great programs in a wonderful location.