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Commission Review Board

The Commission Review Board investigates complaints regarding misconduct made against arbitrators and commissioners of the Commission. 

WCRB 2022 Board Meeting Information 

​Meeting Date
& Time
​Location 
​Agenda  (posted 48 hours in advance of the meeting date) 
​Minutes (posted after board approval)
​March 21, 2022
9:30 AM
Virtual via WebEx
To Join by Phone: 312-535-8110 
Meeting Number: 2467 845 3824
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Agenda
Minutes
​June 22, 2022
9:30 AM
69 W Washington, 22nd Floor, Chicago, IL 60602
To Join by Phone: 312-535-8110; 
Meeting Number: 2468 634 7579

Agenda 
Minutes 
​September 19, 2022
9:30 AM
69 W Washington, 22nd Floor, Chicago, IL 60602
To Join by Phone: 312-535-8110; 
Meeting Number: 2461 768 7714
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Agenda
​December 19, 2022
9:30 AM 
Virtual via WebEx
To Join by Phone: 312-535-8110; 
Meeting Number: ________


WCRB 2021 Board Meeting Information

​Meeting Date & Time
​Location 
​Agenda (posted 48 hours in advance of the meeting date) 
Minutes 
(posted after board approval)
December 20, 2021 rescheduled to 
December 3, 2021
at 9:30AM
Virtual via WebEx
To Join by Phone: 312-535-8110; Meeting Number: 2467 845 3824
Agenda
Minutes
​September 20, 2021
​Virtual via WebEx 
Agenda
​Minutes
​June 21, 2021 
​Virtual via WebEx 
Agenda 
​Minutes 
​March 22, 2021 
​Virtual via WebEx
Agenda
​Minutes 
​December 7, 2020 
​Virtual via WebEx
Agenda
Minutes 



WCRB Board Members
There are seven members on the Workers' Compensation Review Board.  The senior labor and the senior business commissioner each serve on the board, while arbitrators elect one Chicago and one Downstate arbitrator. Two members are appointed by the Governor.

Michael J. Brennan, Chairman 
Commissioner Deborah Simpson, Senior Business Commissioner 
Commissioner Thomas Tyrrell, Senior Labor Commissioner
Arbitrator Jeffrey Huebsch, Chicago Arbitrator 
Arbitrator Maureen Pulia, Downstate Arbitrator 
Robert Hanaford, Governor Appointee 
Vacant, Governor Appointee 

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Self-Insurers Advisory Board

The Self-Insurers Advisory 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.

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

SIAB 2022 Board Meeting Information 

Meeting Date 
& Time 
Location 
Agenda (posted 48 hours in advance of meeting date)
Minutes (posted after board approval)
​March 21, 2022
11:00 AM
Virtual via WebEx
To Join by Phone: 312-535-8110; Meeting Number: 2461 280 3156
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Agenda
Minutes
​June 22, 2022 
11:00 AM  2:00 PM
Virtual via WebEx
To Join by Phone: 312-535-8110; Meeting Number:2455 707 9110
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Agenda
Minutes
​September 19, 2022
11:00 AM Rescheduled to October 11, 2022 at 9:00 AM
Virtual via WebEx
To Join by Phone: 312-535-8110; Meeting Number:2454 887 5882
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Agenda
December 19, 2022
11:00 AM​
Virtual via WebEx
To Join by Phone: 312-535-8110; Meeting Number: _____________

SIAB 2021Board Meeting Information

​Meeting Date
​Location 
Agenda (posted 48 hours in advance of the meeting date) 
​Minutes (posted after board approval)
​December 20, 2021
Rescheduled to December 3, 2020 at 11AM
Virtual via WebEx
To Join by Phone: 312-535-8110; Meeting Number: 2452 859 3398
​Agenda
Minutes
September 20, 2021
​Virtual via WebEx 
September 20, 2021
Minutes
June 21, 2021
​​Virtual via WebEx 
June 21, 2021
Minutes 
March 22, 2021
​​Virtual via WebEx 
March 22, 2021
Minutes 
December 7, 2020 
​​Virtual via WebEx 
December 7, 2020 
Minutes  




Self-Insurance Advisory Board Members

The chairman of the Commission chairs the SIAB and appoints six other members who are experts in workers' compensation self-insurance. One of the six members represents the general public. Members serve a four-year term, or until they are reappointed or their successors are named. 

Michael J. Brennan, Chairman 
Alex G. Alexandrou, City of Aurora
Paul T. Bergmann, Property-Casualty Insurance Consulting
Michael Castro, Insurance Program Managers Group
David Taylor, Charter Communications
Joan Vincenz, United Airlines





  

Workers' Compensation Advisory Board

The Workers' Compensation Advisory Board assists the IWCC in formulating policies, solving problems, setting expenditure priorities, and establishing administrative goals. Prior to making appointments, the Governor shall request that the WCAB make recommendations as to candidates to consider for appointment and the Advisory Board may then make such recommendations. the Board also gives the IWCC chairman a list of arbitrators who will conduct voluntary arbitration upon request.

WCAB 2022 Board Meeting Information 

​Meeting Date & Time 
Location 
Agenda (posted 48 hours in advance of meeting date)
Minutes (posted after board approval)

​March 14, 2022
11:00 AM
Virtual via WebEx
To Join by Phone: 312-535-8110
Meeting Number: 2472 758 1856
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​Agenda
Minutes 
June 13, 2022
11:00 AM Rescheduled to June 22, 2022 at 10:00 AM
69 W Washington, 22nd Floor, Chicago, IL 60602
Virtual via WebEx

To Join by Phone: 312-535-8110; Meeting Number: 2459 321 6418
Agenda
Minutes
​June 30, 2022 at 10:00 AM
69 W Washington, 9th Fl Chicago, IL 60602
To Join by Phone: 312-535-8110
Meeting Number 2453 096 0432
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Agenda
Minutes
​September 12, 2022
11:00 AM
69 W Washington, 9th Fl Chicago, IL 60602
To Join by Phone: 312-535-8110
Meeting Number 2454 879 2230
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Agenda
​December 12, 2022 
11:00 AM 
Virtual via WebEx
To Join by Phone: 312-535-8110; Meeting Number: _____________

WCAB 2021 Board Meeting Information

Meeting Date
Location 
Agenda (posted 48 hours in advance of the meeting date) 
Minutes (posted after board approval)
​December 13, 2021 at 11AM
Virtual via WebEx
To Join by Phone: 312-535-8110; Meeting Number:
2452 878 4219

​Agenda 
Minutes
September 13, 2021
​Virtual via WebEx 
Agenda
Minutes
August 26, 2021
​Virtual via WebEx 
Agenda
Minutes
August 23, 2021
​Virtual via WebEx 
Agenda
Minutes
June 22, 2021
​Virtual via WebEx 
Agenda
Minutes 
June 15, 2021
​Virtual via WebEx 
Agenda
Minutes   
 April 29, 2021 
​Virtual via WebEx 
Agenda 
Minutes 
April 22, 2021
​Virtual via WebEx 
Agenda
Minutes
 March 15, 2021
​Virtual via WebEx 
Agenda
Minutes
March 4, 2021
​Virtual via WebEx 
Agenda
Minutes
February 26, 2021
​Virtual via WebEx 
Agenda
Minutes


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Workers' Compensation Advisory Board Members

The Workers' Compensation Advisory Board assists the IWCC in formulating policies, solving problems, setting expenditure priorities, and establishing administrative goals. Prior to making appointments, the Governor shall request that the Advisory Board make recommendations as to candidates to consider for appointment and the WCAB may then make such recommendations. The WCAB also gives the Chairman a list of arbitrators who will conduct voluntary arbitration upon request.


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
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. 



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Workers’ Compensation Commission

The Commission administers Workers’ Compensation and Occupational Diseases Acts that provide compensation for accidental injuries or death suffered while employed in the state.

​Meeting Date & Time 
Location 
Agenda (posted 48 hours in advance of the meeting date) 
​Minutes (posted after board approval)
​March 21, 2022
10:00 AM
Virtual via WebEx
To Join by Phone: 312-535-8110; Meeting Number: 2479 922 7528 To Join By Computer Link Click HERE
Agenda
Minutes
June 22, 2022 
10:00 AMRescheduled to June 13, 2022 at 12:00 PM 
69 W Washington, 22nd Floor, Chicago, IL 60602
Virtual via WebEx

To Join by Phone: 312-535-8110; Meeting Number: 2467 057 4709
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Agenda
Minutes
​August 9, 2022 
11:00 AM
69 W Washington, 9th Floor, Chicago, IL 60602 and
via WebEx

To Join by Phone: 312-535-8110; Meeting Number: 2457 642 5423
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Agenda
Minutes
​September 19, 2022
10:00 AM
69 W Washington, 22nd Floor, Chicago, IL 60602 and
via WebEx

To Join by Phone: 312-535-8110; Meeting Number: 2451 985 5475
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Agenda
​December 19, 2022
10:00 AM
Virtual via WebEx
To Join by Phone: 312-535-8110; Meeting Number: _____________

2021 WCC Board Meeting Information

Meeting Date 
​Location 
​Agenda (posted 48 hours in advance of the meeting date) 
​Minutes (posted after board approval)
December 20, 2021 rescheduled to December 3, 2021 at 10AM
Virtual via WebEx
To Join by Phone: 312-535-8110; Meeting Number: 2468 439 8522
Agenda 
Minutes
October 18, 2021
​Virtual via WebEx
Agenda
Minutes



September 20, 2021
​​Virtual via WebEx 
Agenda Minutes



June 21, 2021
​​Virtual via WebEx 
Agenda
Minutes
March 22, 2021 
​​Virtual via WebEx 
Agenda 
Minutes
December 7, 2020 
​​Virtual via WebEx 
Agenda
Minutes 

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Workers' Compensation Commission

There are 10 members of the Commission, each appointed by the Governor by and with the consent of the Senate. Three of the commissioners represent employers, three represent employees and four (one being the Chairman) are public representatives. 



Panel A
Panel B
Panel C
Employee representatives:
Thomas TyrrellDeborah Baker
Marc Parker

Public representatives:

Maria Portela
Stephen Mathis
Carolyn Doherty
Employer representatives:Kathryn Doerries
Deborah Simpson Christopher Harris

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Workers' Compensation Medical Fee Advisory Board

The Workers' Compensation Medical Fee Advisory Board the IWCC on the establishment of fees for medical services and the accessibility of medical treatment.

MFAB 2022 Board Meeting Information 

​Meeting Date & Time
Location 
​ Agenda (posted 48 hours in advance of the meeting date) 
Minutes (posted after board approval)
​March 14, 2022 
2:00 PM
Virtual via WebEx
To Join by Phone: 312-535-8110; Meeting Number: 2473 247 3302
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​Agenda
Minutes
​April 25, 2022
1:00 PM 
​69 W Washington, 22nd FL
To Join by Phone: 312-535-8110; Meeting Number:2457 387 5419 To Join from meeting link click HERE

Agenda
Minutes
​June 13, 2022
2:00 PM
69 W Washington, 22nd Floor, Chicago, IL 60602
Virtual via WebEx

To Join by Phone: 312-535-8110; Meeting Number: 2453 464 8409
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​Agenda
Minutes
​September 12, 2022
2:00 PM
69 W Washington, 9th Floor, Chicago, IL 60602
Virtual via WebEx

To Join by Phone: 312-535-8110; Meeting Number: 2466 544 5175
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Agenda
​December 12, 2022
2:00 PM 
Virtual via WebEx
To Join by Phone: 312-535-8110; Meeting Number: _____________

MFAB 2021 Board Meeting Information

Meeting Date  
​Location 
​Agenda (posted 48 hours in advance of the meeting date) 
​Minutes (posted after board approval)
​December 13, 2021
at 2:00 PM
Virtual via WebEx
To Join by Phone: 312-535-8110; Meeting Number:
2462 002 0275

Agenda
Minutes 
September 13, 2021 
​​Virtual via WebEx 
September 13, 2021 
Minutes
June 14, 2021
​​Virtual via WebEx 
June 14, 2021
Minutes 
March 15, 2021 
​​Virtual via WebEx 
March 15, 2021 
Minutes
December 14, 2020 
​​Virtual via WebEx 
December 14, 2020 
Minutes

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Medical Fee Advisory Board Members 

The Medical Fee Advisory 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.


Employee Representatives
Employer Representatives
Medical Provider Representatives
David Menchetti
Cullen, Haskins, Nicholson & Menchetti
Amy Bilton
Nyhan, Bambrick, Kinzie & Lowry
Preston Wolin, MD
Clinic for Athletic Medicine Ltd.
Mike Macellaio
Chicago and Cook County Building and Trades


 

David Fletcher, MD
SafeWorks Illinois 





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