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May 2024

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On Thursday, May 18, 2023, Chairman Brennan announced the appointment two of the ISIA’s Board Members to the Illinois Self Insurers Advisory Board (“SIAB”), Toni L. Herwaldt of Navistar and Gina M. Koenig of Ascension. Ms. Herwaldt has been involved in Illinois Workers’ Compensation issues in many capacities.  She is currently the Director of Risk Management for Navistar.  Ms. Koenig is the Associate Risk and Workers’ Compensation Litigation Manager at Ascension.  Both Ms. Herwaldt and Ms. Koenig have extensive Workers’ Compensation experience with self-insured employers, and each will bring significant experience to the SIAB.  We congratulate them on their appointment.


The Illinois Self-Insurers Association (ISIA) is a non-profit organization dedicated to representing and promoting the interests of self-insured employers and high-deductible employers in Illinois. It provides various benefits to its members, including legislative initiatives, discussion forums and communication vehicles on issues regarding regulation of self-insurance, and the administration of the Illinois Workers' Compensation Act. The ISIA is committed to aggressively pursuing a system that provides both employers and employees with an efficient and fair forum for processing and resolving workers' compensation claims.

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Please consider joining the Illinois Self-Insurers' Association. Since 1979, the ISIA has worked to insure that self-insured employers and high-deductible employers are treated fairly in Illinois. The ISIA monitors and advocates legislative change in Springfield, IL.

What our members are saying about the benefits of membership...

“Through the Illinois Self-Insured Association's sponsors and members, we are kept abreast of trends within the Commission as well as significant recent rulings which might affect availability of benefits. Equally valuable is the insight the Association provides regarding “hot topics” within the state legislature which should be taken into account formulating one’s workmen’s program structure.”

Gina Rossi, Marriott Claims Services

“The Nuts & Bolts seminar provided me with a comprehensive overview of Illinois workers’ compensation after I had been away from claims handling for more than 10 years. I referred to the materials often afterwards.”

Clare Fleming, Exelon Corporation

“The Annual ISIA Seminar provides excellent training and information, opportunities for networking, and valuable insight into the Workers’ Compensation process in Illinois!” 

John Traub, Albertson’s/ Jewel Osco

“I never stop learning in my job as it is a changing environment. Not only do these seminars keep me current on trends and developments, but it has introduced me to others in the workers’ compensation industry who I can call on throughout the year for more ideas.”

Frank Totton, Caterpillar Human Resources

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