"Educational Conference "
Wednesday, November 3, 2004
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Prime Hotel and Conference Center, Saratoga Springs


8 :00 - 9:00 a.m. Conference Registration / Continental Breakfast
9:00 - 9:30 a.m.

Welcoming Remarks

Program Review
Richard Bell, Executive Director

9:30 - 11:30 a.m.

Concurrent Workshops (choose one)

  1. Workers' Compensation Board (WCB) Operations
    David Donohue, Director of Operations
    • Building Claims Processing Contacts between WCB and Carriers.
    • Calendaring cases at the WCB.
    • AD's: a view from the claims processing side.
    • WCB Regulatory Affairs / Insurance Compliance
  2. WCB Regulatory Affairs / Insurance Compliance
    Brian Collins, Office of Compliance
    • Introduction to WCB's Insurance Compliance System.
    • Overview of the employer penalty process for failure to have required Workers' Compensation coverage.
11:30 - Noon Questions & Answers
Noon - 1:15 p.m.


Keynote Address
David P. Wehner, Chairman

1:15 - 3:15 p.m.

Concurrent Workshops (choose one)

  1. WCB Legal and Adjudication
    John Burgher, WC Fraud Inspector General;
    William Busler, General Counsel;
    Jean Kneiss, Office of Adjudication
    , and
    Cheryl Wood, Deputy Counsel
    • Upcoming Adjudication Initiatives
    • Regulatory Changes
    • Recent Court Decisions
    • Update of Fraud Initiatives
  2. WCB Information Management Services: eBiz
    Paul DeBarbieri, Nancy Donohue, Nancy Mulholland
    • Overview of e-biz WCB Offerings
    • Panel Discussion - current customers discuss the value proposition for e-biz WCB
3:30 - 4:00 p.m.

Wrap Up / Next Steps

Richard Bell, Executive Director

  • All Speakers are with the NYS WCB unless noted
  • WCB Exhibit Booths will be open from 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Rooms are available at the Prime Hotel for Tuesday, November 2, at the rate of $131, under The Business Council's name. Contact the Prime at 518-584-4000.
as of October 20, 2004