“Southern” is a State of Mind

Welcome to the Southern Association of Workers’ Compensation Administrators where the Regulatory “Decision Makers” from 21 Jurisdictions and Industry Professionals from across the nation come together to share ideas, perspectives, and common concerns designed to improve workers compensation for all.

Colorado, Wisconsin and, most recently Pennsylvania have all joined SAWCA as full jurisdictional members…a clear demonstration that not only is “Southern” a “State of Mind” but SAWCA is a growing, relevant association providing significant benefits to its members.

SAWCA welcomes you to its website and invites you to visit often for the latest announcements & information regarding programs & events that shape our industry.

2023 All Committee Conference – November 13-17, 2023
Hyatt Regency Hill Country Resort & Spa
San Antonio, Texas

Online Registration is now open! Click here for more information.

75th Annual Convention – July 31 – August 4, 2023
OMNI Resort on Amelia Island, Florida

SAWCA marked 75 years of continuing service to the workers’ compensation industry with a Diamond Celebration that included the best of programing and venue. If you were fortunate to join us…then you have first-hand knowledge of the benefits of attending…and if not, then not to worry…after 75 years of getting it right…day in and day out…SAWCA is here to stay.

74th Annual Convention – Now In The Books!

What Happens When You Combine Dynamic Educational Programs…Numerous Opportunities For Professional Growth… At An Amazing Venue? You enjoy the most recent version of a SAWCA Event. For additional details of the 74th Annual Convention or information on future events… visit SAWCA Events / Annual Convention…or you may contact Gary Davis at 859-219-0194 / gary.davis@sawca.org.

SAWCA – Goes In-Person In 2021…Now Looks To 2022!

Both the 73rd Annual SAWCA Convention (Homestead in Hot Springs, VA) and the 2021 All Committee Conference (King and Prince on St. Simons Island, GA) were held “in-person” as regulators and industry professionals from across the nation convened for the first national in-person events since the spring of 2020. For information regarding the programs and events of 2021, you may contact us at O: 859-219-0194 / F: 859-219-0170


SAWCA Kept The “Comp Lights On”

During the past year …in response to the travel restriction and health concerns, SAWCA burned the midnight oil to enable discussions and information sharing among its members and the industry at large. Just a couple of months into the pandemic…in April and May of 2020… SAWCA presented a National Regulators Virtual Town Hall and a private “Regulators Only” Virtual Roundtable enabling the sharing of issues, challenges, and concerns among the leadership of state agencies. SAWCA followed up with the 72nd annual convention in a virtual format…which was followed a few months later by the 2020 All Committee Conference, also presented virtually, all events that continued the national dialogue of critical issues created by earlier events.


SAWCA was recently featured on The Policy Guys Podcast – Click the image to listen

SAWCA Puts The Finishing Touches On The 2020 Virtual All Committee Conference

The Southern Association of Workers’ Compensation Administrators held its All Committee Conference in a virtual format November 18-19, 2020.

Regulators and industry professionals from across the nation shared their experience, knowledge, insight and perspectives on a broad range of topics as Scott Beck, Chairman of the South Carolina Commission and SAWCA President hosted our second virtual conference this year. From the Regulators Roundtable led by Judge Melodie Belcher which opened the virtual conference …followed by panel discussions led by Greg Gilbert, Concentra…and Tom Glasson, AIG … to the traditional closing session moderated by Bob Wilson, SAWCA remained true to its mission of providing quality educational opportunities for the workers’ compensation industry. 

This year has been nothing if not unpredictable… but SAWCA has continued to benefit from and is grateful for the continued support of our Sponsors, Exhibitors, Associate Members, and Attendees who partner with us to deliver an educational experience unlike any other. 

Through the partnership and generosity of our many sponsors, SAWCA is able to share all four sessions of our recently completed All Committee Conference with all interested parties. The links below provide you access to the 2020 ACC Program that includes The Regulators Roundtable; The Doctor Is In…Virtually; The Good Old Stuff…Time To Remodel; and Things That Make Bob Go Hmmm. Whether you are watching them for the first time, reviewing a previously viewed section that was of particular interest, or sharing the link with an industry/regulatory colleague…this information is for you to enjoy.

2020 ACC Virtual Brochure is now available here!

Session 1 – Regulators Roundtable

Session 2 – The Doctor Is In…Virtually

Session 3 – The Good Old Stuff…Time To Remodel?

Session 4 – Things That Make Bob Go “Hmmm”