Brian S. Fischer, P.L., an attorney who teaches other attorneys and insurance carriers about the details of workers’ compensation insurance, will discuss critical issues facing employers, including how to protect themselves from carrier audits and audits by the Florida Department of Financial Services.
Fischer will cover significant changes in workers’ compensation since 2003 laws that reduced rates, shifted the underwriting burden from carriers to employers, limited plaintiff attorney fees and imposed limitations on benefits for insured workers. He will also address Supreme Court cases that undid some of the 2003 legislative reforms and how the upcoming session might deal with these issues.
Fischer is the author of an analysis of the Florida workers’ compensation system, entitled “Florida Workers’ Compensation and the Perpetual Insurance Crisis.” A partner in Premium Disputes, he is a long-standing member and past chair of a state Premium Fraud Task Force and was a founding member of a 501(c)(3) organization that studied and lobbied for reform of the state workers’ compensation system. He has served as general counsel and head of the claims department for a multi-state workers’ compensation carrier, and he has represented businesses appealing adverse decisions before the Florida Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board.
The Meetup will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at The Community Foundation of Sarasota County, 2635 Fruitville Road, Sarasota, FL 34237.
Please register for this free event at www.manasota.score.org.
About Manasota SCORE
SCORE is a national, nonprofit organization, started in 1964, that has over 11,000 members, retired and active business executives who donate their time providing education and free, confidential mentoring services for people who are starting a new or growing an existing business.
Manasota SCORE has 80 volunteers providing education and mentoring services in Sarasota and Manatee counties. The organization conducts business startup and development workshops and hosts CEO roundtables and Success Strategies for Business Owners MeetUp sessions. They also provide online resources, including business templates, webinars and podcasts. For more information or to contact Manasota SCORE, call 941.955.1029 or visit www.manasota.score.org.
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