The 2020 Governor's Conference will be in Missoula September 29 through October 2. We look forward to seeing you next year!
The Conference is an annual event presented by Governor Steve Bullock and the Montana Department of Labor & Industry. Workshops focus on workers' compensation and safety & health issues. National and local experts present to workers’ compensation professionals from the region on industry trends, changes and issues.
The 2019 Conference was held August 21, 22 and 23 at Big Sky Resort in Big Sky, Montana. Check out the Agenda to see what topics were presented. Thank you to everyone involved for making it another great year!
PowerPoint presentations from the 2019 conference are available below:
LMAC and Kids' Chance Update – Eric Strauss and Peter Van Nice
Economics of Addiction and Workplace Injury in Montana – Bryce Ward
Recent Updates to the Montana Utilization and Treatment Chronic Pain
Disorder and Complex Regional Pain Syndrome Guidelines – Dr. Margaret Cook-Shimanek
Finding Humanity in Workers’ Compensation – Claire Muselman
Spinal Cord Stimulators – Something Old, Something New - Dr. John Schumpert
Opioid Use Disorder Prevention and Treatment: An Overview – Dr. Gregory Holzman
Case Law Review – Steve Carey
Ticking Time Bombs: A Former Regulator’s View of Medicare Set-Aside Trusts - Paul Sighinolfi
National Issues and Trends in Workers’ Compensation Legislation,
Regulation, and Judicial Arenas – Mack Babcock, WILG
2019 Legislative Recap – Kevin Braun, General Counsel, Montana State Fund
We Eliminate Injuries and Restore Abilities – Peter Federko
Workers’ Compensation Court Discussion – Judge David Sandler
Trends in MT Claims and their Impact on Loss Costs, plus the Latest NCCI Research and What that Means for the MT WC System - Todd Johnson, NCCI; Raji Chadarevian, NCCI Director
Congratulations to the Recipients of the 2019 Governor's Achievement Awards!