View from the Top

At the 2016 Advisen Casualty Insights Conference, a panel of top insurance company executives talked about several issues in the casualty insurance marketplace. The panel included: Joe Peiser – Executive Vice President, Head of Casualty Brokering – Willis Towers Watson (moderator) Alexander Baugh – President, Liability and Financial Lines – AIG David Bresnahan – Executive […]

The Underwriter’s Viewpoint

At the 2016 Advisen Casualty Insights Conference, a panel discussed some of the concerns of casualty underwriters. The panel was: Debbie Weiser – President of Excess Casualty – Travelers (moderator) Connie Germano – SVP, Head of Specialty Casualty – Everest National Insurance Michael Hudzik – SVP, Head of Casualty Treaty Underwriting, Global Clients – Swiss […]

TPA’s Changing Roles

At the 2016 Advisen Casualty Insights Conference, a panel discussed the changing role of Third Party Administrators (TPAs) due to new tools and methods of doing business. The panel was: Debbie Rogers – Senior Vice President, Global Risk Management – Aramark (moderator) Matt Merna – President – Chubb Global Casualty Dave North – President and […]

The Risk Manager’s Perspective

At the 2016 Advisen Casualty Insights Conference, a panel discussed how the role of risk managers is evolving. The panel was: Stephen Kempsey – Managing Director, US Casualty Practice Leader – Marsh (moderator) Ash Kilada – Senior Director, Treasury and Risk Management – PepsiCo Inc. Ray Abromitis – Director of Risk Insurance – BlueScope Steel […]

2016 Advisen Casualty Insights Conference

Conference Chronicles will be blogging from the 2016 Advisen Casualty Insights Conference on March 31, 2016, in New York, NY. Advisen’s Casualty Insights Conference is geared towards addressing today’s casualty risk management and insurance issues. Now in its sixth year, the conference brings together over 500 leading risk managers, brokers, underwriters, claim professionals and lawyers […]

Physician Dispensing and Opioid Use

At the 2016 WCRI Annual Issues & Research Conference, Dongchun Wang and Vennela Thumula from WCRI discussed physician dispensing and opioid use. The studies they discussed have not yet been published, so the results are subject to change. Physician Dispensing In the last few years, 20 states have implemented reforms targeting the pricing of physician […]

Sharing Economy, Technology Advances, and Workers’ Compensation

At the 2016 WCRI Annual Issues & Research Conference, Dr Robert Hartwig from Insurance Information Institute presented a session focusing on the impact the sharing economy is having on workers’ compensation. The sharing economy is transforming the American workforce and will transform the property/casualty insurance industry across all lines. Technology provides a unique opportunity to […]

Why Surgical Rates Vary

At the WCRI Annual Issues & Research Conference, Dr Olesya Formenko from WCRI talked about a  study into why there are variations in surgery rates for patients with back injuries. In the WCRI study, spinal surgery rates on back injury claims varied from a low of 7% in California, to a high of 19% in […]

State of the States (Kentucky and Georgia)

At the 2016 WCRI Annual Issues & Research Conference, a panel discussed the CompScope findings on system differences in indemnity and medical payments. CompScope is an annual benchmarking study produced by WCRI that analyzes the workers’ compensation benefits in 18 states.  The focus of this presentation was information from Georgia and Kentucky. It should be […]

States with Decreased Medical Payments

At the 2016 WCRI Annual Issues & Research conference, Carol Tellis from WCRI discussed CompScope findings on trends in medical payments per claim from 2009-2014. From 2009-2014, half the study states had little change in medical payments per claim. 9 of the study states had increases under 3% with three states having a reduction in […]

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