Workers' Compensation Membership

No matter the business sector or size of organization, every company in America has healthcare risks and costs. Maximizing employee on-the-job protection, moderating premiums and reducing risk are paramount. Workers’ compensation insurance is the undeniable solution.

You’re part of the largest product segment in the U.S. commercial lines insurance sector. But that does not guarantee profitability or long-term success. To the contrary, claims costs over the past 20 years have steadily increased, while premiums have seesawed. Declining rates combined with increasing claims costs is an issue. Long-tail exposure combined with more-costly drug and prosthetics advances is a challenging compounder And trends are on the near horizon.

  • State workers’ compensation reform and regulation

  • Lack of treatment guideline consensus

  • Growing recognition of the role mental illness plays in on-the-job injury

  • Opioid addition

  • Ongoing federal healthcare reform

  • Long-term occupational disease manifestation

  • Poor public perception of workers’ compensation industry

  • Automation, online retail buying and other disruptors

  • Changes at the Department of Labor

Each of these and more affect your industry. Are you responding strategically?

AAPAN is Your Advocate

The American Association of Payers, Administrators and Networks (AAPAN) can make sure your voice is heard among federal and state legislators and regulators louder than you can by yourself.

AAPAN is the unified, integrated voice for workers’ compensation payers, TPAs, networks, and care management. We serve as an advocate that respects and balances the unique business needs of workers’ compensation and the commercial/government markets, so that both may more effectively provide patient access to appropriate, quality health care.

This means representing our industry with key national groups. For example, AAPAN worked with stakeholders to develop workers’ comp provider-dispensing model legislation at National Conference of Insurance Legislators to lead state policy on this issue. We also advocate directly at the state level to advance the value networks offer in delivering quality, timely, and efficient care to injured workers. 

AAPAN establishes network best practices in the group health market. And we engage directly with state legislative committees and administrative agencies alike to inform policy makers on the many benefits made possible by efficiently managing care in the workers’ compensation market.

AAPAN has successfully helped workers’ compensation and commercial/ government health plan membership navigate the continually shifting healthcare arena for more than 30 years.

Join Today

AAPAN offers you a safe-harbor forum for collaborating with your industry colleagues on solutions that enhance our collective ability to profitably compete. AAPAN offers various membership levels to meet the needs of your organization. Benefits include:

  • Seat on the AAPAN Board of Directors (Voting eligibility dependent on level)

  • Eligibility to serve on the AAPAN Executive Committee and/or lead an AAPAN Executive Committee Strategy Panel

  • Eligibility to lead an AAPAN committee

  • Sponsorship credits for AAPAN events during the year

  • Recognition in AAPAN event publications and on event signage

  • Reserved table for member and invited guest to the AAPAN Chairman’s Dinner

  • Complimentary registrations for the AAPAN Innovations Forum

  • Complimentary registrations for the AAPAN Capitol Caucus

  • Opportunity to advertise/link content on AAPAN’s website, social media channel

  • Access to state legislation and regulatory tracking through the online iState Portal

  • Weekly Federal Health Policy Report

  • Linked Corporate logo for one year on the AAPAN website

  • Eligible to participate in AAPAN Regional Chapter meetings

  • Monthly APPAN Pulse Newsletter, which includes federal and state legislative and policy updates

  • Access to the Members Only section of the AAPAN Website

Please contact Pat Ciresi, AAPAN membership services manager, at (502) 403-1122 ext. 102 for additional information or download and submit the membership application.