Michelle Weatherson is the Director, Claims Medical and Regulatory Division at State Compensation Insurance Fund (State Fund), California’s largest provider of workers’ compensation insurance. Currently Michelle leads a team responsible for developing medical management programs focused on reducing medical costs, providing quality care and achieving healthy outcomes for injured workers. She also is responsible for setting strategic direction and providing oversight on all claims regulatory and compliance matters, and medical management programs for the claims organization. She is a member of State Fund’s Claims Executive Team which is responsible for all strategic decisions affecting claims operations and handling.
Michelle’s career spans more than 25 years of leadership positions in workers’ compensation. Past roles included managing the organization’s medical bill review program, claims document imaging operations, and automated check and high speed mailing operation. In addition, Michelle served as an account executive selling workers’ compensation policies and as a claims adjuster for major accounts.
Michelle received her bachelor’s degree in political science from San Francisco State University and serves as a member of CWCI Claims and Medical Committee, WCIRB Claims Committee and is a State Fund representative to IAIABC Claims Committee.