Message from the IWCI President

Posted June 20, 2016

It is hard to believe that summer is already upon us. Summertime means outdoor activities with friends and families, time off to get away from the workday grind, and time to maybe catch up on those books we wanted to read or those new skills we wanted to learn. You will be happy to know that the IWCI is right there with you.

Friday, June 24th, will be the time for those outdoor activities, as we host "The Ultimate Tailgate" Golf Outing at the Ironwood Golf Club in Fishers. Abbe Rief and Greg Beasley have been working overtime putting together a very fun day. Activities in addition to golf will include representatives from the Indianapolis Colts and a chance to have your picture taken with the Colts’ 2007 XLI Super Bowl trophy! Also, Sun King Brewing Company will be there with samples of their brews…hey, it’s always 5:00 o’clock somewhere. The forecast for Friday is a beautiful 830 and mostly sunny. This could be THE outdoor event of the summer!

During the month of July, the Indianapolis Chapter of the IWCI will not have a luncheon meeting, but the board will all be busy finalizing arrangements for our annual August seminar. This year, the seminar will be on the afternoon of August 11th with presentations by members of the Indiana Worker’s Compensation Board and all day on August 12th with presentations on a variety of topics which can be accessed via another link on our website. The opportunities for learning and networking are always exceptional. This year’s seminar will be back at the Indianapolis Marriott East and we will have a cocktail reception on Thursday evening. You will be able to register to attend or be a sponsor for all activities by the June 30th. We have already had many inquiries, so save the date!

Why do we do all this? IWCI has continued to follow it's mission by providing regular educational opportunities for all our members. In addition, IWCI has provided scholarship grants to area universities, including Indiana State University and Ball State University. The IWCI has also helped to initiate a non-profit organization called Kids' Chance which provides educational financial assistance to children of catastrophically injured or deceased workers.

Thank you for your continued support of the IWCI. We look forward to seeing you on the links and/or at the seminar. We hope you have a safe and happy summer!

Vernon Poland
President, IWCI

Join us for the 2016 IWCI Annual Seminar

August 11th & 12th in Indianapolis

Join us for the IWCI's 26th annual seminar. In the most recent Workers Compensation Research Institute's Benchmarks, Indiana has the highest average cost for Indemnity claims. This conference will help us understand why that might be and how to ensure injured workers receive the best possible medical and vocational outcomes while combating rising claim costs. If Indiana worker's compensation touches your professional world in any way, this 1 1/2 day conference will provide you with excellent networking and educational opportunities that will enhance your ability to effectively deal with the work comp issues you face on a daily basis.

Learn more and register/sponsor online


Why Join IWCI?

It's a fair question--why should you join IWCI?  We strive to add value to your membership by creating opportunities for networking, education, and access to your customers, vendors, and colleagues. Our membership benefits are soon getting even better as we begin implementation of our new online membership system. 

In addition to allowing you to manage your membership information and renewals, the system will allow you exclusive members-only access to the complete membership database, which we believe will be an invaluable tool for IWCI members.

And of course there is the annual meeting, golf outing, holiday party, monthly luncheons (discounted to members)... and so much more! If you are connected to the Workers' Comp industry in Indiana, you'll find no better resource than IWCI.  Join us won't you?