Frequently Asked Questions
Need more information about the California Coalition on Workers' Compensation? We hope you'll find the answer among the responses to these frequently asked questions. If not, please call us at 916.441.4111.
- What are the benefits of membership?
By becoming a member of CCWC, you are adding your voice to the only organization singularly focused on creating a more balanced, efficient and stable worker’s compensation system for you. Discover all the benefits of membership.
- Who can join CCWC?
Employers, workers compensation industry professionals, consultants, third party administrators, cities and counties, government agencies, special districts, associations, and insurance brokers can join CCWC.
- What are the available membership types and dues amounts?
The California Coalition on Workers’ Compensation offers membership types and dues levels based on the number of employees your organization has working in the state of California. The dues range from $370 a year for Small Business members (less than 100 employees) to $12,000 a year for companies with more than 10,000 employees.
- How long does a membership last?
Membership lasts one year. Dues are paid annually on a calendar-year basis and expire at the end of December.
- What methods are acceptable for payment for membership?
CCWC accepts personal, business and electronic checks, Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover.
- Can insurance companies join CCWC?
CCWC does not offer membership to insurance companies, but they may participate in the Annual Conference.
- How many people can be included under my company’s membership?
Membership is organization based, so you may include as many people as you would like that are employed at your organization.
- Who are members of CCWC?
Coalition members include businesses of all sizes, public and private, representing diverse industries from across the state; trade associations and non-profit organizations that share our purpose; suppliers that serve our industry; and other interested supporters. See a list of CCWC member organizations. If you're already a member, you can search our Member Directory for more details, including individual contact information.
- There’s a lot of emphasis on “advocacy.” What does that mean for me?
Our team of legislative advocates and industry leaders collaborate with state lawmakers, local decision makers and state regulatory agencies to deliver meaningful system change. We not only aggressively advocate on behalf of our members, but also work hand-in-hand alongside them. The coalition’s successful advocacy is rooted in the collective strength of our membership that in turn empowers our individual members to engage and make a difference.
- If I want to advertise my company on the CCWC electronic newsletter or website, do I get a discount if I am a CCWC member?
Absolutely. CCWC members receive a 25 percent discount on advertising. Check out our Media Kit for all the details.
- How do I propose a legislative bill idea for CCWC to consider sponsoring?
Every winter CCWC’s Board of Directors considers ideas to help restore balance to California’s workers’ compensation system. In order to have your idea reviewed by association staff and potentially considered by the full Board of Directors, please email Jason Schmelzer, CCWC Legislative Advocate, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Your newsletter mentions a bill and I want to read it for myself. How can I find it, read it and track it?
The first thing you need to do is go to the legislature’s bill tracking system where you can search the bill by number (for example, AB 100). There are several data fields that you need to be sure to check but the system is pretty self-explanatory. When you search by bill number the results might show two bills with the same number. Be sure that you accurately choose between the AB (Assembly Bill) and SB (Senate Bill) versions. Once you select the correct bill you will be taken to a new screen where you can view the bill’s status, look for upcoming hearings, and read various versions of the legislation. Finally, if you would like to track the bill throughout the process you can simply click the "Subscribe" tab at the bottom of the screen and input your email address. The system will then send you an email every time the bill makes a move through the legislative process.
- How do I sign up to receive notices when important changes take place at the Division of Workers’ Compensation?
The Division of Workers’ Compensation Newsline publication provides important information on administrative changes impacting system participants, regulatory updates, and other important news. The best way to stay up to speed on important DWC news is to sign up to get email notices from the Department of Industrial Relations, the DWC, and other related government entities.
- What educational and networking events do you offer?
The Annual Conference: Legislative & Educational Forum is our premier annual event held over three days each summer at Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel® & Spa. The conference draws more than 700 participants and 70 exhibitors. This event offers outstanding educational sessions with some continuing education credit hours, best practices and idea exchanges, ample networking opportunities, and time to enjoy the Disney parks after conference hours.
Workers’ Compensation Legislative Day is presented as needed by the CalChamber, California Coalition on Workers’ Compensation (CCWC), California Manufacturers and Technology Association (CMTA), and Workers’ Compensation Action Network (WCAN).
This two-day event in Sacramento includes:
- An intensive briefing on workers' compensation issues, trends, and legislation;
- Presentations from key influencers in Sacramento;
- An opportunity to collaborate with employers from around California
- Training on effective advocacy from leading employer organizations
- The chance to be heard on a critical issue that impacts your company and your workers
- What are the registration fees for your events?
Please refer to individual event pages (such as the Annual Conference page) for current registration rates and deadlines. Conference registration includes access to all educational sessions, speaker handout materials, and scheduled meals. Member registrants will also have access to members only conference activities. Early bird discounts and late registration fees may apply.
- Do you have a vendor trade show at all your events?
We offer a vendor trade show at the Annual Conference. Table top and foyer booth exhibits are available for CCWC members and non-members. For more detailed information visit our Sponsor and Exhibitor Opportunities in the events section of the website.
- Are there speaking opportunities at your events?
Yes, there are opportunities to speak at the Annual Conference. Each fall, we issue a Call for Presenters. Proposals are reviewed by the Conference Committee during the early part of the following year and the conference program is typically finalized in the spring.