The Workers Compensation Advisory Council was signed into law in 1985
Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker has appointed Todd R. Johnson as chairman of the Massachusetts Workers’ Compensation Advisory Council. Mr. Johnson will serve as chairman for a two-year term where he will be responsible for running the monthly council meetings as well as collaborating on the committee’s agenda for each meeting. Prior to becoming chairman, Mr. Johnson served for more than four years on the council, previously holding the council’s insurance and self-insurer representative positions.
In announcing the appointment, USI New England regional chief executive officer Joseph Fico noted that: “Todd is a trusted professional with extensive knowledge and more than 25 years of experience in the workers’ compensation industry. I have seen his talent, drive and work ethic first hand, and I know he will play an integral role in advancing the founding principles of the Massachusetts workers’ compensation system. I congratulate Todd on this well-deserved and prestigious appointment, and I am proud to have him as a member of the USI family.”
Todd R. Johnson
A senior vice president and property casualty-practice leader at USI Insurance Services’ (“USI“), Mr. Johnson has been with USI since 2009. During his more than six years with the top ten insurance brokerage firm, he has been responsible for driving revenue growth for a wide range of industries within the Commonwealth.
In addition to his duties at USI and the WCAC, Mr. Johnson is also an elected municipal selectman for the town of Tewksbury, where he helps oversee a municipal budget of approximately $110 million dollars. During his tenure as Selectman, Mr. Johnson was involved in the town’s recovery from a severe fiscal picture to earn an AA+ bond rating. A graduate of Merrimack College with a B.A. in political science, Mr. Johnson also holds a J.D. from the Suffolk University Law School as well as holding professional insurance certifications in risk management and claims management.
More about the WCAC
First signed into law in 1985, the Massachusetts Workers’ Compensation Advisory Council, or WCAC, was formed to monitor, recommend action, give testimony as well as to report on the state of the workers’ compensation system in the Commonwealth.
The WCAC board, which is appointed by the Governor, consists of 10 voting and six non-voting members. In addition to monitoring the overall health of the workers’ compensation system in Massachusetts, the WCAC is also charged with the budget oversight, judicial appointments and legislative issues and initiatives that pertain to workers’ compensation. The WCAC is also required to file an annual report which includes an evaluation of the Department of Industrial Accidents (DIA) and its operations.