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Notice of emergency meeting of the Workers Compensation Commission
Notice is given that the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission will hold an emergency meeting by telephone only on April 13, 2020 at 10:00 AM.
The call in number is 888-494-4032.
The pass code is 8061403017.
The agenda is limited to a discussion of the Rules of Practice before the Commission.

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
All meetings are public meetings, in accordance with the Open Meetings Act.  There is no need to register if you wish to attend.

MEETING NOTICES AND MINUTES
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LOCATION
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Commission Review Board

The next Commission Review Board Meeting will be held on June 15, 2020- Please note: this meeting will begin at 10:15 a.m. and will be held via Web Ex:

To Join by Phone: (312) 535-8110

Meeting Number (Access Code): 133 557 9291

Meeting Password: a3wJBkVtq42

 

Upcoming Meetings: September 22, 2020; December 7, 2020

All meetings will be held at 9:30AM in the James R. Thompson Center, 100 W. Randolph St. Chicago, Il 60601, unless otherwise noted.

PREVIOUS MEETINGS: 

2012

January 25, 2012 (minutes); April 25, 2012 (minutes); July 31, 2012 (minutes); October 24, 2012 (minutes); 

2013

January 23, 2013 (minutes); October 16, 2013 (minutes); 

2014

January 28, 2014 ; (minutes); March 18, 2014 (minutes); April 15, 2014 (minutes); July 17, 2014 (minutes); October 16, 2014 (minutes); 

2015

March 13, 2015 (cancelled); April 7, 2015 (minutes); June 12, 2015 (cancelled); September 10, 2015 (cancelled); October 1, 2015 (minutes); December 11, 2015 (cancelled); 

2016

March 7, 2016 (minutes); June 7, 2016 (minutes); September 15, 2016 (minutes); December 15, 2016 (minutes); 

2017

March 23, 2017 (cancelled); June 30, 2017 (minutes); September 29, 2017 (cancelled); December 6, 2017 (cancelled);

2018

 March 27, 2018 (minutes); June 8, 2018 (cancelled); September 7, 2018 (cancelled); December 14, 2018 (cancelled); 

2019

March 15, 2019 (cancelled); June 17, 2019 (cancelled); September 17, 2019 (minutes); December 16, 2019 (minutes)

2020

March 16, 2020 (minutes); 


CRB Members
Michael Brennan, Chairman
Serves per statute
Arbitrator Maureen Pulia
Elected Downstate arbitrator representative
Commissioner Deborah Simpson
Senior business commissioner
Serves per statute
Jeffrey Huebsch
Elected Chicago arbitrator representative
Commissioner Thomas Tyrrell
Senior labor commissioner
Serves per statute
Velisha Haddox
Appointed by governor
Robert Hanaford   
Robert H. Hanaford, Ltd.
Appointed by governor               

  

Statutory reference: 820 ILCS 305/14.1.  See also Part 7500 of the Rules.

Function: The board investigates complaints regarding misconduct made against arbitrators and commissioners of the Commission. The board investigates allegations of misconduct, but it has no authority to review or change arbitration or Commission decisions.

Members: There are seven members on the board. The chairman of the Commission is the chairman of this board. The senior labor and management commissioner each serve on the board.  Arbitrators elect one Chicago and one Downstate arbitrator. The chairman certifies the election of the arbitrators. Two members who are not commissioners, arbitrators, or Commission employees are selected by the governor. Members receive no compensation for their services, but are reimbursed for their expenses incurred in the performance of their duties.

Terms: Members serve two-year terms beginning March 1 of an odd-numbered year until March 1 of the next odd-numbered year, or until their successors are named. Vacancies shall be filled in the manner in which the positions are normally filled.

Procedures: The chairman shall compile, audit, and retain complaints. The chairman shall advise the commissioner or arbitrator of any complaints filed against him or her, while preserving the identity of the complainant.

The board may determine the complaint is without merit, or it may hold a hearing at which the complainant may testify. The board shall notify the commissioner or arbitrator in writing of any remedial action deemed necessary, and give the commissioner or arbitrator an opportunity to respond. If the problem is sufficiently serious, the board may recommend the governor dismiss an arbitrator or not reappoint a commissioner. Five members of the board must vote to recommend to dismiss an arbitrator or not reappoint a commissioner.

IWCC contact person:  Michael Brennan, Chairman C/O Annette Roti

Self-Insurers Advisory Board

UPCOMING MEETINGSJune 15, 2020; September 22, 2020; December 7, 2020. 

 All meetings will be held at 11:00AM in the James R. Thompson Center, 100 W. Randolph St. Chicago, Il 60601, unless otherwise noted.

PREVIOUS MEETINGS:   

2012

 

 

 

2013

 

 

 
2014

 

 

2015 

 

 

2016

 

 

2017

 

 

2018

 

 

 

 

2019

 

 


2020
 
SIAB Members
Michael Brennan, Chairman
Serves per statute
Alex G. Alexandrou
City of Aurora
Gerald F. Cooper, Jr.
Scopelitis, Garvin, Light, Hanson and Feary
Paul T. Bergmann
Property-Casualty Insurance Consulting
Michael Castro
Insurance Program Managers Group
David Taylor 
Charter Communications
Joan Vincenz 
United Airlines

  

Statutory reference: 820 ILCS 305/4a-1-4

Function: The board reviews applications from private companies for the self-insurance privilege and makes recommendations to the chairman of the Commission. The board also ensures the continued payment of benefits to workers of bankrupt self-insurers.

Members: The chairman of the Commission chairs the ISIAB and appoints six other members who are experts in workers' compensation self-insurance. One of the six members shall represent the general public. Four members constitute a quorum; four affirmative votes are needed for any action taken by the board.

Terms: Members serve a four-year term, or until they are reappointed or their successors are named. The chairman shall fill a vacancy within 30 days for the remainder of the unexpired term.

IWCC contact person:Maria Sarli-Dehlin, Manager of Self-Insurance

Workers' Compensation Advisory Board

UPCOMING MEETINGS:  The July 10, 2020 meeting to reconvene will be held at 10:00 a.m. via WebEx.
To Join by Phone: (312) 535-8110
Meeting Number (Access Code): 133 429 7867 

The next scheduled Board Meetings will be held on September 21, 2020 and December 14, 2020. 

All meetings will be held at 11:00AM in the James R. Thompson Center, 100 W. Randolph St. Chicago, Il 60601, unless otherwise noted.

PREVIOUS MEETINGS: 

2012

January 20, 2012 (minutes); January 25, 2012 (minutes); April 23, 2012 (minutes); July 25, 2012 (minutes); July 31, 2012 (minutes); August 1, 2012 (minutes); October 24, 2012 (minutes); 

2013

January 23, 2013 (minutes); April 26, 2013 (minutes); June 27, 2013 (minutes);  July 16, 2013 (minutes);  August 1, 2013 (minutes); October 16, 2013 (minutes); December 16, 2013 (minutes); 

2014

January 23, 2014 (minutes); May 15, 2014 cancelled--no quorum; June 16, 2014 (minutes); July 17, 2014 (minutes not yet approved); August 21, 2014 (minutes); November 18, 2014 CANCELLED for lack of quorum; March 9, 2015 (cancelled) ; December 19, 2014 (minutes); 

2015

June 8, 2015 (cancelled); June 4, 2015 (minutes); June 12, 2015 (minutes); June 30, 2015 (minutes); September 14, 2015 (minutes); December 7, 2015 (minutes); 

2016

March 8, 2016 CANCELLED for lack of quorum; June 14, 2016 (cancelled); July 18, 2016 (minutes); August 8, 2016 CANCELLED for lack of quorum; September 13, 2016 CANCELLED for lack of quorum; December 13, 2016 (minutes); 

2017

January 9, 2017 (minutes); June 28, 2017 (minutes); July 10, 2017 (Specially Set Meeting) (minutes); September 12, 2017 MEETING CANCELLED;  December 11, 2017 (minutes);

2018

February 27, 2018 (Meeting Cancelled); April 4, 2018 (minutes); April 12, 2018 (Reconvene of April 4th Recess)(minutes); June 19, 2018 (minutes); August 13, 2018 (minutes); September 17, 2018 (Meeting Cancelled);  December 18, 2018 (minutes); 

June 10, 2019 (Meeting Cancelled);  July 25, 2019 (minutes); August 6, 2019 (minutes); August 21, 2019 (Meeting Cancelled); September 9, 2019 (Meeting Cancelled-due to lack of quorum); October 17, 2019 (minutes); October 31, 2019 (minutes); December 9, 2019 (minutes)

2020

March 2, 2020; (minutes)June 29, 2020

WCAB Members
Employee representatives
Mark Prince
Prince Law Firm
Tim Drea
Illinois AFL-CIO
Mitchell Horwitz
Horwitz Horwitz & Associates
Aaron Anderson
Painters Dist. Council #30
Sean Stott
Laborers' International Union
David Weaver & Associates
Business Representative   District 9
Employer representatives

Charles Denne Knell

Knell Law LLC 

Mark Denzler
Illinois Manufacturers' Assoc.

Robert Karr
Illinois Retail Merchants Association

Karen Harris
Illinois Health and 
 
Hospital Association
Jill Kastner
Hennessy & Roach, P.C. 



Statutory reference:  820 ILCS 305/13.1.  See also Section 7030.100 of the Rules.   

Function: The board assists the IWCC in formulating policies, setting priorities, and developing administrative goals. The board makes recommendations to the governor regarding Commission appointments. It also gives the IWCC chairman a list of arbitrators who will conduct voluntary arbitration upon request.

Members: On July 20, 2011, Governor Quinn appointed new members to the WCAB, as directed by HB1698. The board consists of 12 members appointed by the governor with the advice and consent of the Senate.  Six members represent employees, and six represent employers. The IWCC chairman is the chairman of the board. Seven members constitute a quorum.

Terms: Members serve four-year terms. Members serve until they are reappointed or their successors are named. If a vacancy occurs, the governor shall fill the slot for the rest of the term.

IWCC contact person:Annette Roti, Chairman's Assistant

Workers’ Compensation Commission

The next Workers' Compensation Commission Board Meeting will be held on June 15, 2020- Please note: This meeting will begin at 9:30 a.m. and will be held via WebEx: 

To Join by Phone: 312-535-8110
Meeting Number (Access Code): 133 275 4840
Meeting Password: UveBXHt3A37


Notice of emergency meeting of the Workers Compensation Commission

Notice is given that the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission will hold an emergency meeting by telephone only on April 13, 2020  at 10:00 AM.
The call in number is 888-494-4032.
The pass code is 8061403017.
The agenda is limited to a discussion of the Rules of Practice before the Commission.


UPCOMING MEETINGS:   September 22, 2020; December 7, 2020. 

All meetings will be held at 10:00AM in the James R. Thompson Center, 100 W. Randolph St. Chicago, Il 60601, unless otherwise noted.

PREVIOUS MEETINGS:  

2012

January 27, 2012 (minutes); March 27, 2012 (minutes); May 23, 2012 en banc hearing (no minutes taken); May 23, 2012 (minutes); June 12, 2012 (minutes); July 24, 2012 (minutes); September 25, 2012 (minutes); 

2013

January 22, 2013 (minutes); March 22, 2013 (minutes); May 17, 2013 (minutes); July 23, 2013 (minutes); September 24, 2013 (minutes); November 26, 2013 (minutes); 

2014

January 21, 2014 (minutes); April 16, 2014 (minutes);  May 22, 2014 (minutes); July 16, 2014 (minutes); October 15, 2014 (minutes); March 12, 2015 (cancelled) ; March 31, 2015 (minutes); June 11, 2015 (Cancelled); September 9, 2015 (Cancelled); September 29, 2015 (minutes); December 10, 2015 (Cancelled); 

2016

March 4, 2016 (cancelled); June 10, 2016 (minutes); September 12, 2016 (minutes); October 19, 2016 (Specially set meeting) (minutes); December 1, 2016 MEETING CANCELLED; 

2017

March 22, 2017 MEETING CANCELLED; June 15, 2017 (minutes); September 25, 2017 (minutes); December 20, 2017 (minutes);

2018

 March 29, 2018 (minutes); June 12, 2018 (minutes);  July 19, 2018 (minutes); September 6, 2018 (minutes); December 19, 2018 (minutes);

2019

January 28, 2019 (minutes); May 20, 2019 (minutes); June 25, 2019 (minutes); September 16, 2019 (room number changed to 3-105) (minutes); December 16, 2019 (minutes); January 14, 2020 (minutes)

2020

March 16, 2020 (minutes); 

Notice is given that the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission will hold an emergency meeting by telephone only on April 13, 2020  at 10:00 AM.
The call in number is 888-494-4032.
The pass code is 8061403017.
The agenda is limited to a discussion of the Rules of Practice before the Commission.


 

Michael Brennan, Chairman
Commissioners by panel:
Panel A
Panel B
Panel C
Employee representatives:
Thomas TyrrellDouglas McCarthy
Marc Parker

Public representatives:

Maria Portela
Stephen Mathis
Barbara Flores
Employer representatives: Kathryn Doerries
L. Elizabeth CoppolettiDeborah Simpson

Statutory reference: 820 ILCS 305/13

Function: The Commission administers the Illinois Workers' Compensation Act.

Members: Commissioners are appointed by the governor to a four-year term with the advice and consent of the Senate.

Terms: Commissioners serve until they are reappointed or their successors are named.

IWCC contact person: Annette Roti, Chairman's Assistant

Workers' Compensation Medical Fee Advisory Board

UPCOMING MEETINGS:  The June 29, 2020 meeting will be held via WebEx.
To Join by Phone: 312-535-8110
Meeting Number (Access Code): 133 318 3454 

The next scheduled Board Meetings will be held on September 21, 2020 and December 14, 2020. 

All meetings will be held at 2:00PM in the James R. Thompson Center, 100 W. Randolph St. Chicago, Il 60601, unless otherwise noted.   

PREVIOUS MEETINGS: 

2012

March 13, 2012 (minutes); June 20, 2012 (minutes); July 24, 2012 (minutes); September 19, 2012 (minutes); December 5, 2012 (minutes); 

2013

March 13, 2013 (minutes); June 20, 2013 (minutes); September 18, 2013 (minutes); December 18, 2013 (minutes);

2014

 April 18, 2014 (minutes); June 6, 2014 (minutes); July 25, 2014 (minutes); October 15, 2014 cancelled for lack of quorum; November 12, 2014 (minutes); December 11, 2014 (minutes); 

2015

March 10, 2015 (cancelled); March 30, 2015 (cancelled) ;  April 10, 2015 ( minutes); June 9, 2015 (Cancelled); September 3, 2015 (minutes); December 8, 2015 (minutes); 

2016

March 11, 2016 (Meeting Cancelled); June 13, 2016 (minutes); September 12, 2016 (minutes); ​December 9, 2019 Cancelled (due to lack of quorum) December 12, 2016 (minutes); 

2017

March 20, 2017 (minutes); June 12, 2017 (minutes); September 11, 2017 (Meeting Cancelled); November 13, 2017 (minutes); December 4, 2017 (Meeting Cancelled);  

2018

March 19, 2018 (Meeting Cancelled); June 18, 2018 (minutes); September 17, 2018 (Meeting Cancelled); December 17, 2018 (minutes); 

2019

January 28, 2019 (Meeting Cancelled); February 11, 2019 (minutes); April 1, 2019 (minutes); May 20, 2019 (minutes); September 9, 2019 (Meeting Cancelled-due to lack of quorum); December 9, 2019 (Meeting cancelled due to lack of quorum)

2020

March 2, 2020; (minutes)


WCMFAB Members
Employee representatives
Employer representatives
Medical provider representatives
David Menchetti
Cullen, Haskins, Nicholson & Menchetti
Helena Lefkow
Illinois Health and 
 
Hospital Association
Preston Wolin, MD
Clinic for Athletic Medicine Ltd.
Mike Macelllaio
Chicago and Cook County Building and Trades

Amy Bilton
Nyhan, Bambrick, Kinzie & Lowry

 

David Fletcher, MD
SafeWorks Illinois 


Tanya Dawood

IL Retail Merchants Association 


Statutory reference:  820 ILCS 305/8.3 

Function: The board advises the IWCC on the establishment of fees for medical services and the accessibility of medical treatment.

Members: The board consists of nine members appointed by the governor, with the advice and consent of the Senate.  Three members represent employees, three represent employers, and three represent medical providers.

Terms: Members serve four-year terms. Members serve until they are reappointed or their successors are named. If a vacancy occurs, the governor shall fill the slot for the rest of the term.

IWCC contact person:Annette.Roti

 

See the Appointments web page for more information about State boards and commissions.