With the Affordable Care Act (ACA) at center stage, interest is high in this weekÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s workers compensation conference in Boston, Massachusetts.
We read a lot about how ACA is changing health insurance and the world of business, but an effect of less renown is how the health law will affect workers compensation insurance.
The conference, sponsored by the Workers Compensation Research Institute (WCRI), will feature health care experts like economist Jonathan Gruber, an MIT professor and one of the architects of the ACA, teasing out how health care and workers comp will intertwine in the coming years.
More than a dozen media organizations are scheduled to attend, from industry blogs to national media. I.I.I. will be there, too, with chief actuary James Lynch reporting and tossing off the occasional tweet @III_Research under the hashtag #WCRI.
WCRI is an independent, not-for-profit research organization that provides high-quality, objective information about public policy issues involving workers compensation systems. The conference is March 12 and 13, with details here.
A roundup of I.I.I. workers compÃ‚ work can be found here.