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State Fund is California's largest provider of workers' compensation insurance and a vital asset to California businesses. State Fund supports California's entrepreneurial spirit and plays a stabilizing role in the economy by providing fairly priced workers' compensation insurance making California workplaces safe, and restoring injured workers.

Vernon Steiner, President and CEO

Vernon Steiner was appointed President and CEO of State Fund on May 27, 2014.

Steiner is a seasoned insurance executive with 27 years of industry experience, the majority in workers’ compensation. From 2009 to 2016, he served on the Workers’ Compensation Research Institute’s (WCRI) advisory board. From 2014 to 2016, he was the California Workers’ Compensation Institute's (CWCI) Board of Directors Chairman and also a member of the Fraud Assessment Commission. Vernon is currently on the CWCI board, on the executive committee of the board, and has served on the WCIRB Governing Committee since 2014.

Steiner began his career in 1990, as a Claims Examiner for Crawford & Company. The following year he became Claims Supervisor, and in 1993, moved on to Carter Hawley Hale as a Claims Manager. In 1995, Steiner moved to AIG, beginning in Long Beach as the Assistant Vice President, Service Center Manager, and by 2003, when he left AIG he was the Regional Vice President, Northwest. From 2003–2007, he worked for CNA, starting as the Vice President, Field Operations and ultimately Vice President, Workers’ Compensation. Prior to joining State Fund, Steiner served as Senior Vice President, Claims at Zenith Insurance from 2007–2014.

Steiner received his Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy from the University of California, Los Angeles, where he was both an Alumni and Chancellor’s Scholar.

The President and CEO reports directly to the Board of Directors and is responsible for the day-to-day operations of State Fund.

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