The effect of government on a self-insured employer’s workers’ compensation program is the primary concern of ASIA. It is ASIA’s mission to represent and speak for the interests of our members while closely watching the making of laws and rules in Arizona.
ASIA employs a year-round lobbyist prepared to address issues which arise at a moment’s notice that may negatively impact members. ASIA’s Government Affairs Committee is comprised of representatives of some of the largest employers in Arizona.
Recently, ASIA was successful in barring an expansion of benefits for occupational blood-borne pathogen exposures. We were also there when claim settlements were in jeopardy to see that the flexibility was maintained for employer and injured worker negotiations. This year, removing the cap on benefits is the subject of a bill currently in the legislature and ASIA is hard at work to make sure that any change in benefit levels is well thought-out and serves the interests of all parties.