A View from the Top – Top casualty execs give their views on a variety of issues

The closing session at the 2015 Advisen Casualty Insights Conference was the executive panel consisting of Tony DeFelice – AON (moderator), Mark Butler – Liberty Mutual, John Doyle – AIG, Chris Maleno – ACE, Andrew Marcell – Guy Carpenter, and Glenn Spencer – Lockton. This session was a question/answer format. Question: What is driving reserve […]

Looking at Cyber Insurance From Every Angle

At the 2015 Advisen Casualty Insights conference, a panel discussed cyber insurance in the casualty insurance industry.  The panel consisted of Joe Cellura from Allied World, Ron Beiderman from ISO, Jerry Gallivan from Travelers, Josh Gold from the law firm Anderson Kill, and Michael Tanenbaum from ACE.  In numerous surveys, risk managers have ranked cyber […]


Technology’s Casualty Drivers

At the 2015 Advisen Casualty Insights Conference, Lisa Lang, Michael Hudzik, Michael O’Brien and Scott Godes discussed risks associated with the “Internet of Things” (IOT).  The focus of their session was sensory devices that are communicating via the Internet. IOT devices include wearables such as wristbands and watches, smart phones, and smart technology in cars, […]


Drones: The Risk from Above

At the 2015 Advisen Casualty Insights Conference, the topic of drones and risk management concerns related to them was discussed by Justin Green, Aviation Attorney at Kreindler & Kreindler and Thomas Klaus, Vice President at Willis Aerospace. Drones currently have widespread application in a variety of industries: Law enforcement uses them for surveillance and search. […]

Advisen Casualty Insights Conference

This week Conference Chronicles goes beyond worker’ compensation and will be reporting from the Advisen Casualty Conference in New York City. Here is the link for more information about the event: http://www.advisenltd.com/events/conferences/2015/03/26/2015-casualty-insights-conference-new-york/  

The Intersection Between OSHA and Traditional Labor

At the FMI Asset Protection Conference on March 10, 20 we attended a session on OSHA recordkeeping, whistleblower complaints and union organizing, and how these things fit together.  The speakers were: Melissa Bailey, Shareholder, Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C. Ruthie Goodboe, Shareholder, Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C. Under the OSHA injury / illness reporting […]


Job Demand Titles: That’s Not My Job

At the FMI Asset Protection Conference on March 10, 2015, I attended a session on the subject of categorizing jobs appropriately.  The presenters were: Jamie Wright, Corporate Safety Manager, Safeway Inc.  Mike Raub, Director of Business Development, BTE The initial step in categorizing your jobs is a Physical Demands Analysis. The main elements in this are: Onsite […]

Food Marketing Institute Asset Protection Conference

This week Conference Chronicles will be attending the Food Marketing Institute Asset Protection Conference at the famous Peabody Hotel in Memphis, TN.  We look forward to speaking with attendees about workers’ compensation issues. Here is the link to the conference web site:  http://ow.ly/K6CCI

WCRI Studies: Why Do Surgery Rates Vary / Impact of Provider Choice

Christee Yee from WCRI presented the finding on their study regarding variation from surgical rates in various states. In many states, the back surgery rates in workers’ compensation are following the rates also seen in group health. However, there are states with significant gaps between the back surgery utilization and reimbursement rates comparing workers’ compensation […]

Workers’ Compensation Fee Schedules:  Price Impacts & Perverse Effects

At the WCRI Annual Conference Rebecca Yang (WCRI) and Barry Lipton (NCCI) led a discussion around workers’ compensation fee schedules. Mr. Lipton presented results from an NCCI study on the impact of fee schedules. The question on the effectiveness of fee schedules focuses on how workers’ compensation reimbursement rates compare to that of group health. […]

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