EK Health's Chief Medical Officer to speak at 2018 CWC & Risk Conference


The 8th Annual California Workers' Compensation & Risk Conference (CWCRC) is set to take place September 5-7, at the Monarch Beach Resort in Dana Point, California. EK Health's Chief Medical Officer/Medical Director, Dr. Douglas Benner will be discussing key topics in the California workers' compensation industry as part of an extensive lineup of educational sessions scheduled for the 3 day event.

Dr. Benner will be joined in discussion by Rajiv Das, M.D. from Safeway/VONS/Albertsons, Raymond Meister, M.D., from the California Division of Workers’ Compensation (DWC), and Rena David, from California Workers’ Compensation Institute (CWCI) to delve into the topic of: Exploring the Impact of the New CA Formulary and SB1160 .

Together, the panelists will provide insights and opinions on the following:

  • Summary of recent changes relevant to UR
  • Impact on employers
  • Impact on UR workflow
  • Early returns in UR and IMR & pharmacy dispute resolution 

The discussion is scheduled to take place on the morning of Thursday, September 6, between 9:05 am - 10:05 am. 

Dr. Benner brings expertise as the top medical executive of EK Health, a leading national workers’ compensation managed care company, and credentials as diplomat of the American Board of Preventative Medicine in Occupational Medicine.

As founding Medical Director of Kaiser Permanente’s Northern California’s Employee Health Services until 2011, which included over 70,000 employees and physicians, Benner was named among “The Most Influential People in California Workers' Compensation” in 2010 by Workers’ Comp Executive.


The California Workers' Compensation & Risk Conference is the premier conference and expo for industry professionals with a powerful gathering of the most innovative minds in the business. More than 1,700 risk management professionals will come together to learn from industry experts, identify best practices, network and learn about cost containment solutions for employers. 

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