Best Practices in Catastrophic Claims Management

This panel at the 2015 California Workers’ Compensation & Risk Conference discussed the best practices in managing catastrophic claims to achieve the best possible outcome while proactively managing costs. Panelists included: Denise Evans, Director of Workers’ Compensation Claims at Staffmark Sherri Hickey, Director of Medical Management at Safety National Karen M. Derrico, RN, BSN, CCM, […]

Growing Trends in Cyber Insurance

This session at the 2015 California Workers’ Compensation & Risk Conference illustrated the latest trends related to cyber security and the new insurance products that are being developed in response to them. Panelists included: Scott Ritto, Senior Director, Risk Management at Kilroy Realty Corporation Jeff Phillips, Managing Director at PwC James Patterson, Cyber Specialist/Western Region, […]

Risk Management: Cracking the Code for a C-Suite Connection

The risk manager is very often the hub that manages everything around various aspects of a company’s workers’ compensation program, but they are only as effective as the understanding and support that they can gain from the C-Suite. This session at the 2015 California Workers’ Compensation & Risk Conference highlighted how to communicate and change […]

Carriers Identify Emerging Workers’ Compensation Market Trends

Senior Executives from three of the top California workers’ compensation carriers identified emerging trends that are of great importance to California employers at the 2015 California Workers’ Compensation & Risk Conference. Panelists included: Moderator: Pamela Ferrandino, National Casualty Practice Leader at Willis North America Mike Mulray, Chief Underwriting Officer at Everest National John Dickey, Regional […]

The Current State of California Workers’ Compensation

At the 2015 California Workers’ Compensation & Risk Conference, this panel of industry stakeholders weighed in on the overall condition, including cost drivers and legislation, affecting California workers’ compensation system. Panelists included: Moderator: Mark Walls, VP Communications & Strategic Analysis at Safety National David North, CEO at Sedgwick Kevin Confetti, Deputy Chief Risk Officer at […]

Moving the Dial on Diversity & Inclusion

This panel at the Women Executives in Workers’ Compensation pre-conference event at the 2015 California Workers’ Compensation & Risk Conference offered solutions on how we can advance diversity inclusion in the workplace and industry as a whole. Panelists included: Moderator: Joanne Wojcik, Director of Conference Programming at Business Insurance Darrell Brown, Chief Claims Officer at […]

Succeeding in Political & Corporate Environments

Ronnie Caplane, Commissioner of the California Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board, served as keynote speaker at the Women Executives in Workers’ Compensation pre-conference event at the 2015 California Workers’ Compensation & Risk Conference, where she spoke on the status of women in corporate environments and how to rise to the top. According to Caplane, prior to […]

California Workers’ Compensation & Risk Conference

Conference Chronicles will be blogging from the California Workers’ Compensation & Risk Conference held September 29 – October 2 in Dana Point, California. This event will provide legal updates, current status and future outlook for the workers’ compensation market in California as well as risk control and cost containment solutions. Learn more about this event […]

The Importance of Mental & Behavioral Health within Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

At the 2015 Paradigm Innovation Symposium, Teresa Ashman, PhD, ABPP-Rp, FACRM, Director of Neurorehabilitation Psychology, Shepherd Center, presented a session discussing the importance of addressing psychological issues in the treatment of catastrophic injury claims. The best chance for a successful recovery following a catastrophic injury, such as a spinal cord injury (SCI) or traumatic brain […]

Why Mental Health Matters in Workers’ Compensation Systems

At the 2015 Paradigm Innovation Symposium, Renée-Louise Franche, PhD, RPsych, Clinical Psychologist and Consultant in Work Disability Prevention and Occupational Health, presented a session discussing why mental health issues are so important in workers’ compensation. Mental health issues in injured workers can no longer be ignored. These conditions are increasingly being recognized as potential risk […]

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