Annual Conference

The Ohio Self-Insurers Association (OSIA) invites you to join the Ohio Self-Insurers’ Community at the 49th Annual Conference being held June 28-30 at the Hilton Columbus at Easton.
As the state’s largest gathering for Ohio’s Self-Insured employers and professionals, this is the event to see and be seen by your audience! Each year the OSIA Annual Conference attracts 300+ professionals and their representations for 1 ½ days of learning, networking, and engagement opportunities. As a professional in the industry, you will not want to miss the opportunity to receive up to 9 CLE's and 5 SHRM hours. We hope you’ll join us in 2023 and attend the highlight event of the year for the Ohio Workers Compensation Self-Insurers’ industry!

Location: Hilton Columbus at Easton

Dress Code: Business Casual

**Need a room for the conference visit 2023 OSIA Annual Conference ( Group code is OSIA. Room block discount ends 5/28/2023. 2 rooms left for the night of 6/29/2023.

Cancellation Policy: Cancellations made 10 days or more in advance of the OSIA Annual Conference date will receive a 100% refund. Cancellations made within 9 days or less of the conference will not receive a refund.

2023 OSIA Annual Conference Agenda 

CLE's Available - 9.00; SHRM Available - 5.00

Wednesday, June 28th

7:30pm – 9:30pm: Happy Hour - Hosted by the Ohio Self-Insurers Association (OSIA) and the Alliance of Women in Workers' Compensation (AWWC) 

The mission of the AWWC is to effect positive change in the workers’ compensation industry through networking, support, mentoring and collaboration.  The AWWC brings together industry professionals to build lasting relationships, examine leadership strategies, and empower ourselves to achieve success and groundbreaking results.  The AWWC is inclusive of all individuals – regardless of their stage of life or career. 

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Thursday, June 29th

7:00am: Registration Opens

7:00am – 8:30am: Continental Breakfast

8:30am – 9:30am: Every Picture Tells a Story: The Use of Surveillance and Related Services in Claims Management (1 CLE; 1 SHRM)

Learn how to manage and decrease fraudulent claims; services available for decreasing fraudulent claims; employer defense techniques.

Speakers: R. Mark Gottfried, Attorney at Law, Perez Morris; Jim Anderson, Partner, Infoquest Information Services, Ltd.

9:30am – 10:00am: Exhibitor Break

10:00am – 11:00am: A.W.P. "Ain't What's Paid" (1 CLE)

Find out why transparency is critical with your pharmacy benefit manager and what the average PBM doesn't want you to know.

Speaker: Brian Sheskey, Co-Founder, Alius Health

11:00am – 12:00pm: The Attending Physician's Role in a Workers' Compensation Case (1 CLE)

Speaker: David Kessler, DC, MHA, CHCQM, Sedgwick Managed Care Ohio

12:00pm – 1:30pm: Lunch and Network

12:00pm – 1:30pm: Silent Auction - All Proceeds go to Kids Chance of Ohio (Should you wish to donate an item(s) for the auction, please contact

1:30pm – 2:30pm: Planning Ahead to Build a Winning Workers' Compensation Program (1 CLE; 1 SHRM)

Hear how two Major League Baseball Clubs (Cleveland Guardians and Chicago Cubs) manage their workers’ compensation programs for not only staff, but for both Major League and Minor League players as well! Learn how each Club provides a winning workers' compensation program from the beginning of the season to the end. In addition, learn insightful ways on how you can tie the same cost-saving strategies to your own industry.

Speakers: Donna Stasiowski, Administrator, Workers' Compensation, Cleveland Guardians Baseball; Dino Stiris, Manager Risk Management, Chicago Cubs

2:30pm – 3:30pm: Option 1: Building Cost Transparency into your Workers' Compensation Program (1 CLE)

Identifying several ways to identify hidden costs embedded in large workers' compensation programs and discuss strategies to eliminate them.

Speakers: Brian Chance, Senior Vice President Claims and Risk Management, Stephens Insurance; Scott Nuelle, Senior Vice President, Commercial P&C, Cost Based Efficiency, Stephens Insurance

2:30pm – 3:30pm: Option 2: What Every Workers' Compensation Administrator Should Know About OSHA (1 CLE; 1 SHRM)

While Workers' Compensation and OSHA are somewhat related, they have very different purposes, funding and adjudication systems.  A favorable decision in one is not transferable to the other.  VSSRs and OSHA are also very different in purpose, function and adjudication.  However, both have in common that they can be damaging in an intentional tort case.

Speaker: Bill Wahoff, Member, Steptoe & Johnson Attorneys at Law

3:30pm – 4:00pm: Exhibitor Break

4:00pm – 5:00pm: Option 1: We Aren't in Kansas anymore, Toto. (1 CLE)

This one-hour session will discuss the ever-changing landscape of Ohio worker’s compensation case law and its effect on the administrative and adjudicatory process.

Speakers: Lisa Patterson, Esq., Owner & Founding Member, LL Patterson LLC; Jonathan Miller, Shareholder, Roetzel

4:00pm – 5:00pm: Option 2: Integrated Disability (Details to Come) (1 CLE; 1 SHRM)

This session will cover workers' compensation disability issues including lost time, ADA, FMLA, OSHA Act 1970, paid sick leave and long-term disability programs, and disability management. Regulatory and/or case law material will be discussed.

Speaker: Loyd Hudson, Integrated Disability Manager, American Electric Power

5:00pm – 6:00pm: Break

6:00pm – 7:00pm: Dinner with Silent Auction

7:00pm – 10:00pm: Cocktail Reception and Piano Fiasco Dueling Pianos

Friday, June 30th

7:00amRegistration Opens

7:30am – 9:00am: Continental Breakfast

9:00am – 10:00am: Orthopaedic Physical Examination of the Injured Worker (1 CLE)

In this session, we will review the physical examination of the injured worker.  We will cover the important aspects of the examination including inspection, palpation, active and passive range-of-motion, strength testing, and specialty tests as well radiographic analysis.  We will discuss the following joints:  the shoulder, elbow, knee and ankle.

Speakers: Grant Jones, MD, Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Ohio State University Medical Center; Robert (Buz) Minor, Esq., Retired Attorney, Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP

10:00am – 11:00am: Ohio Bureau of Workers; Compensation and Ohio Industrial Commission Update

Administrator and CEO, John Logue will provide a high-level update on initiatives and programs of the Bureau of Workers’ Compensation followed by Commissioner, Daniel Massey of the Ohio Industrial Commission with his information about self-insuring employers, current hearing environment at the IC, discussions on the present system and are they being discussed, hearing volume trends, budget, new commissioner, and more great content to bring attendees up to speed.

Speakers: John Logue, Administrator/CEO, Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation; Daniel Massey, Commissioner, Ohio Industrial Commission

11:00am – 12:00pm: Self-Insured Employer Perspective from the Women in Workers' Compensation (1 SHRM)

What we have learned along the way. Sharing our knowledge and best tips for a successful workers’ compensation program.

Speakers: Debbie Lantman, Manager, Workers' Compensation, Formica; Peggy Downard, Workers' Compensation, The Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company; Tommie Jo Brode, President, Venice Solutions Group, LLC

12:00pm – 12:15pm: OSIA Annual Meeting

Cost to Attend




Member Full Event







Wednesday, June 28 Happy Hour

Thursday, June 29 Full Event

Friday, June 30 Half Day

Non-Member Full Event







Wednesday, June 28 Happy Hour

Thursday, June 29 Full Event

Friday, June 30 Half Day

Thursday Evening Only Event


Dinner with Silent Auction

Cocktail Reception with Entertainment

***Interested in sponsoring or exhibiting, please email for more information.

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