2019 Annual Meeting & Lobby Day for Members and Invited Guests


TAN’s annual meeting and “Day at the Capitol” are set for February 26 and 27. Participation is free for TAN members and invited guests and it’s not too late to register.

Be a part of this important day for nonsubscribers featuring:

DWC Commissioner Cassie Brown

Legal Panels

Phil LeFevre, ODG Managing Director

Steven Clark, Select Medical Regional Director of WorkStrategies eligible for CE credit for Texas adjusters and certified case managers (CCM)

The meeting is insightful and fun and is recognized as one of the top nonsubscriber events of the year. The “Day at the Capitol” activities will follow the annual meeting and is an important way for legislators to be educated on nonsubscription in Texas.

Annual Meeting

Tuesday, February 26
12:00 – 5:30 PM
(With complimentary BBQ lunch)
Texas Hospital Association
1108 Lavaca Street, #700

Day at the Capitol

Wednesday, February 27
9:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Texas Capitol
1100 Congress Avenue

Nonsubscriber Networking Reception sponsored by:

Tuesday, February 26 | 5:30 – 7:00 PM | Austin Club

Here are some of the details of what to expect at this year’s annual meeting:

Division of Workers’ Compensation Commissioner Cassie Brown Presentation

Appointed by Gov. Greg Abbott as the DWC Commissioner in November of 2018, Cassie Brown will provide the annual meetings keynote presentation expected to include an overview of leading workers’ compensation related issues of interest to nonsubscribers. This will be Commissioner Brown’s first appearance with the organization.

Key Topics to be Covered by Legal Panels

The always popular legal panels will once again feature some of the state’s top workplace injury defense attorneys including:

  • Bill Ashcraft (The Ashcraft Law Firm – Dallas)
  • Robert Estrada (Blanco, Ordonez, Mata & Wallace – El Paso)
  • Jerry Fazio (Owen & Fazio – Dallas)
  • Bernie Hauder (Adkerson, Hauder & Bezney – Dallas)
  • Donna Peavler (The Peavler – Dallas)
  • Karl Seelbach (Doyle & Seelbach – Austin)

Topics to be covered during the legal panels include:

  • Key steps in accident investigation
  • Arbitration clause enforcement
  • Venue selection
  • Retention and use of store/company surveillance videos
  • The intoxication defense

Attendees will also have the opportunity to ask questions and visit with the attorneys one-on-one.

ODG Update

Phil LeFevre will provide an overview of ODG’s new platform and recent updates to the guidelines. Phil has been with ODG for 17 years and has worked with more than a dozen states in the adoption of the guidelines.

Presentation on “Injury Prevention: Maximizing Your Return on Investment”

Steven Clark of Select Medical’s WorkStrategies will review current issues and trends associated with the costs of workers’ compensation. His presentation will also include education on four injury prevention methods, strategies for successful implementation and how to maximize return on investment. The presentation has been certified for one hour of continuing education (CE) for Texas adjusters and certified case managers (CCM).

Report on the 86th Texas Legislature

TAN’s government relations team of Lucinda Saxon and Karen Reagan will provide an overview of key business and workers’ compensation related issues of interest to nonsubscribers.

Nonsubscriber Networking Reception

A networking reception sponsored by the Austin-based law firm of Doyle and Seelbach for conference attendees will be held at the historic Austin Club. The evening setting, just blocks from the state Capitol, provide a memorable backdrop for the culmination of the days activities.

Please make plans now to attend. If you have nonsubscriber clients that you believe would be interested in the topics and becoming members of the organization, please contact emmanuel.winston@bravarro.com to discuss how they may be invited.