THE INDIANA SELF-INSURERS ASSOCIATION, INC.
WHO IS ISIA?
The ISIA was formed in 1976. Self-insured employers are eligible to be members and others may join as associate members. The ISIA is governed by a Board of Directors and managed by an Executive Director. Its purposes are to educate its members, to maintain an equitable worker’s compensation law and to assure that the administration of the Workers Compensation Act meets the needs of injured employees and their employers.
Indiana passed its first worker’s compensation law in 1915. The law was designed to provide prompt disability and medical benefits to injured workers without regard to fault. Compensability and benefits have been broadened over the years by legislative and judicial action. Although Indiana has generally maintained a conservative approach to the workers compensation remedy, such approach is constantly under attack by those who would unreasonably liberalize compensability and benefits. The ISIA provides a forum for education and action.
WHAT DOES ISIA DO?
The Association undertakes:
- To support legislation of interest to self-insured employers and to oppose undesirable legislation or regulation;
- To maintain a liaison with the Worker’s Compensation Board, the Indiana Chamber of Commerce and the Indiana Manufacturers Association;
- To analyze court decisions and advise employers regarding their effect.
- To educate employers in the proper and efficient administration of workers compensation claims and programs;
- To provide a forum for the discussion of common problems and to initiate corrective action; and
- To operate on the Federal level through the National Council of Self-Insurers Association.
WHERE DOES ISIA STAND?
The Association promotes:
- A worker’s compensation law which holds the employer responsible for only those injuries which are job related:
- An equitable benefit for disabled employees and the elimination of abuses of the worker’s compensation system;
- The right of employers to choose medical providers for injured employees;
- A State law for worker’s compensation, not a Federal program;
- The continued efficiency of the Worker’s Compensation Board in its administration of the law; and,
- A continuing review of worker’s compensation problems and an equitable resolution of the same.