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June 28, 2007

Canadian WCBs are Members of American Insurance Company-controlled Research Factories

The Workers Compensation Research Institute's (WCRI's) governance and research is controlled largely by American Insurance companies.

MedRisk's Boyce Named to Workers Comp Research Institute Board

Shelley Boyce, chief executive officer of MedRisk, Inc., has been named to the board of directors of the Workers Compensation Research Institute (WCRI).

A nonprofit, nonpartisan public policy research organization, WCRI's members include employers, insurers, insurance regulators, and state administrative agencies in the U.S., Canada, Australia and New Zealand as well as several state labor organizations.

The institute's board of birectors is elected by the membership. Boyce joins executives from companies that include AT&T, Gallagher Bassett, The Hartford, Liberty Mutual, Marriott International, and Travelers.

Boyce founded MedRisk in the early 1990s. The company provides workers compensation medical management programs and claims services.

Also see: Possible Sources of Biased Medical Research and Information
SICKO! WCBs Routinely Deny Legitimate Claims (like Insurance companies do)

WCRI Board of Directors / 2006-2007 included representatives from:
Marriott International, Inc., A T & T Services, Inc., General Casualty Companies of Wisconsin, Chubb & Son, a division of Federal Insurance Co., Travelers, New Jersey Manufacturers Insurance Group, Stanford University, The PMA Insurance Group, United Parcel Service, Kentucky Employers' Mutual Insurance, Property Casualty Insurers Association of America, Accident Fund Insurance Company of America, Nordstrom, Inc., Sedgewick Claims Management Services, Inc., ESIS, Liberty Mutual Group, American International Group, The Hartford Insurance Group, Zurich North America.

WCRI Research Committee / 2006:
"The Research Committee, composed of representatives of member organizations, establishes the research priorities and plays a key role in assuring the quality and practical value of the Institute's studies."Property Casualty Insurers Association of America, The PMA Insurance Group, Texas Mutual Insurance Company, Liberty Mutual Group, MedRisk, Inc., PHT Services, Ltd., Preferred Employers Insurance Company, Zurich North America, Fireman's Fund Insurance Company, Nordstrom, Inc., Travelers, The Home Depot, Inc., The Hartford Financial Services Group, General Casualty Company of Wisconsin, Costco Wholesale.

Associate Members - Public Sector International:
Alberta Workers' Compensation Board, British Columbia Workers' Compensation Board, Insurance Australia Group, Manitoba Workers' Compensation Board, New Brunswick Workplace Health, Safety and Compensation Commission, New Zealand Accident Compensation Corporation, Q-COMP (Queensland), Ontario Workplace Safety and Insurance Board, Québec Commission de la Santé et de la Sécurité du Travail, Transport Accident Commission, Victorian WorkCover Authority, WorkCover Authority of New South Wales, WorkCover Corporation (South Australia), WorkCover Western Australia, Workers' Compensation (Dust Diseases) Board.


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