Workers' Compensation Determinations Review Board

PO Box 690
Jefferson City, MO 65102

Phone: (573)-751-3365
Fax: (573)-526-4839

Email: jon.meyer@insurance.mo.gov
Website: http://insurance.mo.gov/consumers/wc/wcdrb.php

Details on Board or Commission

Authority: RSMo 287.335

Department: Insurance, Financial Institutions and Professional Registration

Mission:

Function: The Workers' Compensation Determinations Review Board reviews determinations by an insurer or advisory organization regarding uniform code classifications, basic manual rule interpretations, uniform experience rating plan rule interpretations, calculations of an individual employer's modification factor, Missouri assigned risk plan underwriting rule interpretations, and any other related uniform rule interpretations not addressed by department rule or regulation. The board reviews the code classification for an employer and may change the classification by placing the employer under a different code classification already established or by creating a new classification code, if the board determines that there is sufficient experience to merit a new classification code. The board reviews the calculation of an employer's experience modification factor and may order a recalculation in the experience modification factor if calculated erroneously under the formula as approved by the director of insurance, including an adjustment for any recovery from a third party pursuant to the employer's right of subrogation. The board reviews code classifications of individual self-insured employers and self-insured employers in a group insurance arrangement. The board recommends changes to the uniform classification system.

SubCommittees: none

Details on Meetings

Number of meetings: 2 hearings per year

Location of meetings: Jefferson City

Duration of meetings: each hearing, 45 minutes; 3 to 6 hearings each day

Preparation time for meetings: 6 to 8 hours

Total time commitment: 8 to 10 hours

Details on Members

Total members: 5

Appointed members: 5

Term length: 3 years

Compensation: Members receive reimbursement for realized and necessary expenses.

Member Requirements: 3 members must represent the interests of employers (at least 1 must represent employers whose employees are represented by a labor union and at least 1 must represent employers whose employees are not represented by a labor union); 1 must represent the interests of insurers; and 1 must represent the interests of independent insurance agents

Political Requirements: yes, not more than 3 members may be members of the same political party

Geographic Requirements: no

Senate Consent Required: Yes

Members

Mrs. Tamara L. Thielemier(R)
Rep of Employer of Non Union Employees
Jefferson City
Term begins: Apr 15, 2010
Term expires: Mar 3, 2013

Vacant Slot
Rep of Employer of Union Employees

Vacant Slot
Rep of Employers

Vacant Slot
Rep of Independent Insurance Agents

Ms. Joyce Teresa Underwood(D)
Rep of Insurers
Centralia
Term begins: Oct 2, 2009
Term expires: Mar 3, 2010