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November 13, 2017

A meeting of the Workers’ Compensation Advisory Board will be held on Monday, November 13, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. at the Office of the Chairman, 21 Oak Street, 4th Floor, Hartford, CT.

Agenda Topics:

  1. Opening Remarks
  2. Public Hearing for 2018 Legislative Reappointments:
    1. 10:15 a.m. – Commissioner Michelle Truglia
    2. 10:30 a.m. – Commissioner Daniel Dilzer
    3. 10:45 a.m. – Commissioner David Schoolcraft
  3. Executive Session
  4. Formal Vote
  5. Chairman Mastropietro’s Update
  6. Approval of Minutes – September and October
  7. New Business
  8. Adjournment

Minutes

A meeting of the Workers’ Compensation Commission Advisory Board was held on November 13, 2017 in the Workers’ Compensation Commission’s CRB Hearing Room, 21 Oak Street, Hartford, Connecticut. This is the public hearing for the renomination recommendations for Commissioners Daniel Dilzer, David Schoolcraft and Michelle Truglia. The meeting convened at 10:25 a.m. with the following Board Members present: Chairman Michael Riley, presiding; John Adamson, Rocco Calo, Gregory Nokes, Ross Hollander and David Lucas. Also present from the Workers’ Compensation Commission were the above-referenced commissioners, as well as Chairman John Mastropietro, Sandra Cunningham, Wanda Engermann, and Vincent Flynn.

  1. Public Hearings for Renominations of Commissioners
    1. Chairman Riley opened the meeting with an explanation of the renomination hearing process; then proceeded to the interviews. The public hearing began at 10:30 a.m. on the renominations of Commissioners Dilzer, Schoolcraft and Truglia. Each Commissioner provided introductory statements and responded to questions from the Board. Motions to recommend the renominations of Commissioners Cohen, Dilzer, Gregg, Morelli, Schoolcraft and Truglia were made, seconded and approved. Board Member Michael Dimenstein was not present but voted affirmatively via email.
  2. Chairman Mastropietro’s Update
    1. Chairman Mastropietro indicated that the budget has, in effect, passed with the exception of changes needed in the verbiage of the hospital aspect. As related to the Workers’ Compensation Commission, the Stamford office will remain open. There are no major cuts, and our vacancies are funded (although refill approval is needed on an individual basis each of the nine vacancies that we expect to fill). In other news, our Affirmative Action plan was approved by the CHRO. This is a biennial plan, so our next filing will be in 2019. At the last meeting, Chairman Riley inquired about the quarterly reports from the Fraud Unit. Please see the handout that shows the first three quarters. The fourth quarter will include totals for the year. In summary, cases are running smoothly, protocols are in place, there is a 14% reduction in insurance premiums effective 1/1/2018. The only bad news is that we have 2-3 commissioners considering retirement and a medical issue, so that the Chairman and other commissioners will be covering as best as they can. This may have an effect on the agency’s statistics.
  3. Approval of Minutes
    1. The Board voted to approve the minutes of the September and October meetings.
  4. Adjournment
    1. A motion to adjourn the meeting was made and seconded, and passed unanimously. The meeting was adjourned at 11:00 a.m.
  5. Next Meeting
    1. The next meeting is scheduled for March 5, 2018.

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