Phil Worsham Superintendent of Joaquin ISD is awarded scholarship and award at TASA Midwinter Conference

Phil Worsham Superintendent of Joaquin ISD, was presented the Annie Ozella Jones Memorial Scholarship as well as the Billy E. Hibbs Safety Award from Claims Administrative Services while attending the TASA Midwinter Conference.  The Annie Ozella Jones Memorial Scholarships are presented annually to the district and/or college that are committed to having the Lowest Loss Ratio, Most Improved Loss Ratio, and Best 3-Year Loss Ratio. Scholarships are to be awarded to a deserving student of the district or college’s choosing to assist with their continued educational interests. The recipients of the scholarship are encouraged to take that extra step to learn more and then as Ozella would say, “Learn even more.”  When the Claims Administrative Services worker’s compensation program for independent school districts was first being conceptualized, Billy Hibbs and his executive management team recognized that strict adherence to a comprehensive loss control program would benefit everyone. The school district’s personnel would benefit from a safer work environment, and the district would have less absenteeism from injuries. Losses to the insurance company would decrease, creating a situation where the premiums for worker’s compensation would fall. This would make the price of the coverage much more affordable for the district, and ultimately the taxpayers.  For over 26 years, the CAS program has achieved extraordinary success, so much so that it is the benchmark for worker’s compensation models across the state of Texas. Those select Superintendents who operate the very safest districts in this program are recognized annually by this award.