Who we are
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.
To ensure reasonable regulation and equitable administration of our workers' compensation system, the self-insured employer must be actively and forcefully involved in the development of regulations, legislative initiatives, and policy decisions. The ISIA provides the following services so the self-insured employer opportunities can be so-involved:
The ISIA was formed in 1978, and assisted in the development of the guidelines for determining the financial requirements to self-insure workers' compensation liability in Illinois. The Illinois Industrial Commission subsequently adopted these guidelines. Through the ISIA’s efforts, the Self-Insurers Advisory Board was created. The board administers claims pending against insolvent self-insureds in Illinois, and reviews and makes recommendations to the Illinois Industrial Commission with respect to initial or renewal applications to self-insure in Illinois. The ISIA has filed or joined in a number of amicus briefs supporting employers in significant cases that have been appealed to the Illinois Appellate Court, the Illinois Supreme Court and the United States Supreme Court.