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Lorie Dove/Chairperson
Commercial Risk Management, Inc.
Tampa, FL

Jackie Hilston/Vice President
The Zenith Insurance Company
Sarasota, FL

Denice Ferencak/Secretary
Walt Disney World Resort
Kissimmee, FL

Tom Chasser/Treasurer
Travelers Insurance Company
Orlando, FL

Victor Marrero/Director at Large
Seminole Tribe
Ft. Lauderdale, FL

Bob O'Halloran/Director at Large
Summit Consulting, LLC
Lakeland, FL

Executive Director
Stacy Hosman
Hosman & Associates, Inc.
Dade City, FL




2018 Florida Bar Workers' Compensation Forum
April 12 - 13, 2018

A room block at ChampionsGate has been arranged at a discounted rate of $189.00 (resort fee waived). Deadline for room block is, Friday, March 9, 2018, while rooms last.  (There is a 72 hour cancellation policy)

Click Here:  Hotel Accommodations

On April 12th - 13th, 2018 the Workers’ Compensation Section of the Florida Bar and the Association of Workers’ Compensation Claims Professionals (WCCP) will present the 2018 Florida Bar Workers’ Compensation Forum. 

The Forum will feature two exceptional tracks of advanced legal programming, centered around the Bar’s traditional Workers’ Compensation Board Certification Review Course. Learn from some of today’s most qualified and highly recognized Board Certified speakers, judges, medical, and industry professionals.

This program is perfect for attorneys, legal assistants, adjusters, supervisors, case managers,vocational experts, risk managers and insurance professionals, who wish to increase their depth of knowledge and understanding of Florida's workers' compensation litigation environment.

WCCP Board Certified Adjusters who have earned their CWC designation will, upon attendance at this Forum and completion of ongoing qualification criteria, earn their “CWCL” (Certified in Workers’ Compensation Litigation Designation).

*REMINDER to Board Certified Litigation (CWCL) Adjusters! To maintain the “CWCL” designation, board   certified adjusters are required to attend the Forum at least once every 3 years. This means all who secured the designation in 2009, 2012 & 2015 must attend the 2018 Forum and stay until seminar is complete in order to keep the designation.

Click Here:  Lecture Program/Agenda

Attendee Fees:

  • WCCP Member - Adjusters, Claim Supervisors, RNs, Case Managers $169.00
  • WCCP Member- Vocational Experts, Other: $249.00
    (**Membership must be current**) Interested in membership?  Click here to join
  • Non-WCCP Members - Adjusters, Claim Supervisors, RN’s, Case Managers, Vocational Experts, Disability Professionals, Other: $325.00
    Late Registrations (after March 30, 2018) and On-Site Registrations: Add $40.00.

Attorney Fees:

  • Florida Bar W/C Section Members: $395.00
  • Non-section member: $470.00
  • Legal Assistants: $169.00
  • State  Judges & Mediators: $395.00
  • *Other : N/C*Full time law college faculty, full time law students, or persons attending under the policy of fee waivers $-0
    Late Registrations (after March 30, 2018) and On-Site Registrations: Add $40.00.

Exhibitor Fees:

$850.00  (Additional Representative - $175.00)       
Send in your Exhibitor’s Reservation / Registration Form NOW!  Space is limited and will go quickly!
( Note: Non-Sponsoring Vendors will NOT be Permitted to Attend)

To register online click here:  Calendar Events Page

Third District Court of Appeal Decision Preserves Exclusive Remedy

On June 24, 2015, the State of Florida appeals a final summary judgement determining that section 440.11, Florida Statutes (2014), the “exclusiveness of liability” provision of the Florida Workers’ Compensation Law that immunizes from suit an employer and its employees for covered, work-related injuries, is facially unconstitutional under the United States and Florida Constitutions.  Concluding that the threshold requirements for the prosecution of such claims were not met, we reverse.

See full Appellate Decision

Florida Workers’ Compensation Insurance Rates Decrease By 5.2% in 2015, Down by More than 57% Since the 2003 Reforms
Article by, Rafael Gonzalez,Vice President, Strategic Solutions Settlement Solutions