Mark Webb joined Pacific Compensation Insurance Company in February, 2006. Previously, Mark was Assistant General Counsel for American International Companies (AIG) for four years, where he coordinated all lobbying activity on legislative and regulatory issues involving property and casualty, life and annuity, and consumer finance lines of business. Mark also served as Vice President, State Affairs, for the American Insurance Association (AIA), where he led the advocacy and analysis of legislative and regulatory activities affecting the property and casualty insurance industry throughout the Western United States.
In addition to being a member of the Arizona State Bar, Mark has been a lobbyist for insurance organizations and also a Deputy Director of the Arizona Department of Insurance.
Mark serves on numerous advisory and legal committees for the California Division of Workers’ Compensation, CWCI, CHSWC, WCRI, and the several state business associations. He is currently Chair of the Association of California Insurance Companies Workers’ Compensation Committee. Mark holds a BA Degree in Political Science from the University of Arizona and a JD Degree from the University of Arizona, College of Law.
RECENT ARTICLES BY Mark Webb
The New Year Is Upon Us
If the California workers' compensation community understands what SB 863 will and will not do on January 1 and in 2013, 2014, and 2015, SB 863 might be the elusive long-term reform generations of employers and workers have wanted for so many decades.
The overwhelming passage of Senate Bill 863 (De La Torre) in the waning moments of the end of the California legislative session set the workers' compensation community abuzz.
Workers’ Compensation Reform v.2012
There are clearly problems within the workers' compensation system, and these problems are driving increased costs. Increased costs will be reflected in increased premiums. Labor and employers need a high degree of confidence that the right words addressing the true problems we face today are in the legislation before any of us should hope to see Governor Brown sign a bill into law. If that takes another year to accomplish, it will be well worth it.
Audiologists as QMEs? Keeping Focused on the Big Picture
Earlier this year, Assembly Insurance Committee Chair Jose Solorio (D-Santa Ana) introduced Assembly Bill 1454, which would allow audiologists under certain conditions to be qualified medical evaluators (QMEs), but the constant theme from the Governor's Office has been that he did not want to deal with this volatile issue on a piecemeal basis.
Attacking the Underground Economy
The new year brings with it a host of California laws that were signed by Governor Brown this past fall. A number of new laws reflect intensified efforts by policymakers to address the abuses in the underground economy. Given the state of the above ground economy, and the State of California's fiscal distress, getting all businesses to play by the rules has a new sense of urgency in Sacramento and across the State.
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