The second annual RIMS on the Mall legislative conference, held in Sacramento, CA on March 9-10, was a great success with 25 attendees representing all California chapter of RIMS.
Speakers covered topics ranging from workers’ compensation reform in the California legislature, to the Medicare Secondary Payer Enhancement Act of 2010 and the implications of the California governor’s race. Presenters included Sen. Ron Calderon (D-CA), Bill Zachry of Safeway, Inc., Jim Price of the MARC Coalition and Jason Schmelzer of the California Coalition on Workers’ Compensation.
On the second day of the conference attendees were invited to meet with legislators to discuss the issues of a proposed property insurance surcharge and a bill relating to transparency in the insurance transaction. They also enjoyed the opportunity to acquaint their representatives with RIMS and the risk management profession as a whole.
The following members of the RIMS California Legislative Delegation deserve special thanks for volunteering their time and efforts throughout the year to help plan and organize this event:
Deborah Luthi- RIMS VP and Member of Sacramento Valley Chapter
Wayne Salen – RIMS Board of Directors
Nathan Bacchus- RIMS State and Regulatory Affairs Associate
Diana Rich – Orange County Chapter
Cheryl Berman-San Diego Chapter
Gary Rosenblum- San Diego Chapter
Cindy Wilkerson – Sacramento Valley Chapter
Tito Melara- Golden Gate Chapter
Wendy Macy – Los Angeles Chapter, member of RIMS External Affairs Committee
Katie Pickard – Santa Clara Valley Chapter
Leslie Lamb – Santa Clara Valley Chapter
Holly Daley – Santa Clara Valley Chapter