Workers' Compensation Advisory Council
Join the March 28 meeting remotely, in person
To join by computing device: Login in and register at https://minnesota.webex.com/minnesota/j.php?MTID=m9dc61a3f84bfcea735e650eaf7e68e6f.
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To join by phone: Dial 415-655-0003 or 855-282-6330 and enter access code 248 280 83409.
New: Webex now requires phone attendees to enter the webinar password 74442277.
To join in person: This meeting will be at the Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry, 443 Lafayette Road N., St. Paul, MN (view directions and parking instructions)
When meeting remotely, all participants are able to hear everything, but can speak only if public input is requested, at which time the host will unmute your microphone. View Webex instructions: interactive instructions; and printable instructions. Only the host can receive chat messages in the Webex application. For technical assistance, email Carey Wagner at firstname.lastname@example.org.
WCAC members, presenters (panelists)
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All are able to mute and unmute their microphones. Click the hand icon to indicate you wish to speak. If the host or chairperson calls on you, unmute yourself and state your name before speaking. Comments should be brief and concise. Note the use of headphones may impact your microphone. After you have finished commenting, mute yourself and click the hand icon again to turn it off.
Meeting materials for the March 28 meeting
Meeting materials from past meetings
Letter: Minnesota Association of Justice proposal two related to reducing medical records costs
Letter: Minnesota Department of Commerce to Commissioner Nicole Blissenbach
Presentation: Projected increase in system cost resulting from indexing PPD benefits
Report: 2023 report to the Workers' Compensation Advisory Council (Rates Oversight Commission)
Section by section summary of 2020 Workers; Compensation Advisory Council legislation: HF 19 and SF 27 (Article 2) (2020 7th Special Session); signed by the governor Dec. 16, 2020
The Workers' Compensation Advisory Council (WCAC) addresses issues and recommends legislation pertaining to workers' compensation. It consists of 12 voting members (six representing organized labor and six representing Minnesota businesses), 10 of which are appointed by the governor, the majority and minority leaders of the Senate, and by the speaker and minority leader of the House of Representatives. The other two members are the presidents of the largest statewide Minnesota business organization and the largest organized labor association. In addition, the majority and minority leaders of the Senate and the speaker and minority leader of the House of Representatives shall each appoint a caucus member as a liaison to the council. The WCAC chairperson is the commissioner of the Department of Labor and Industry (DLI) and is a nonvoting member. The WCAC executive director is Kate Daly, DLI assistant commissioner.
View members, alternates and legislative liaisons list (updated February 2023)
WCAC advises the DLI commissioner about matters of workers' compensation and submits its recommendations for proposed changes to the workers' compensation statutes to the proper legislative committees. WCAC's recommendations must be supported by a majority of business and labor members.
By statute, DLI supplies all required administrative support to WCAC.
WCAC generally meets on the second Wednesday of even-numbered months from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., although this schedule is subject to change. Meetings are currently online via Webex. For more information or to be added to the email list for meeting notices, contact Alyssa Westergard at email@example.com or 651-284-5187.
WCAC meeting schedule, agendas, minutes
|Dec. 8, 2021||Agenda||Minutes|
|Oct. 13, 2021||Agenda||Minutes|
|Sept. 8, 2021||Agenda||Minutes|
|March 10, 2021||Agenda||Minutes|
|Feb. 24, 2021||Agenda||Minutes|
|Feb. 10, 2021||Agenda||Minutes|
|Jan. 13, 2021||Agenda||Minutes|
Green meeting practices
The state of Minnesota is committed to minimizing the environmental impact of this event by following green meeting practices. DLI is minimizing the environmental impact of its events by following green meeting practices. DLI encourages participants to use electronic copies of handouts or to print them on 100% post-consumer processed chlorine-free paper, double-sided.