Liability Self-Insurance

At the 2016 ACE Conference, Bob Wiese from Disneyland Resort discussed the differences between traditional insurance and self-insurance when it comes to liability claims. One of the biggest advantages of being self-insured for liability claims is that you get to define what claims you are going to handle and how you will handle them. You […]

Modernizing Claim Payments

At the 2016 ACE Conference, Randi Lichtenstein from BNY Mellon and Don St Jacques from Jopari Solutions discussed opportunities for insurers to increase adoption of electronic payments. Payment Evolution Countries like the UK have payment systems that are advanced beyond ours and they have not been paper check based for years. Paper checks are very […]

Prescription Management

At the 2016 ACE Conference, Caryn Siebert with Knight Insurance Group presented a session discussing the challenges and solutions involved in prescription management. In 2014, opioid overdoses killed over 28,000 patients. From 1999 – 2013, the number of opioid prescriptions quadrupled. Earlier this year, President Obama called for additional federal government funding to prevent opioid […]

Vendor Relationships and Quality Control

At the 2016 ACE conference, a panel discussed how good vendor relationships can help you achieve your company’s mission. The panel was: Jennifer Cooper-Matlack from New Jersey Manufacturers Patricia Walsh from New Jersey Manufacturers George Rosch from CCC Information Services Laura Werner  from CCC Information Services Employers, carriers and TPAs partner with vendors to provide […]

Wearable Technology’s Impact On Claims Management

At the 2016 ACE Conference, Brad Koland, Director of Risk and Insurance Management with Land O’Lakes and Jarrod Magan, VP Client Technology Services with Sedgwick discussed the increasing role that wearable technology is playing in claims management. We are not far away from the day when an individual’s wearable device can upload data directly to […]

Kidnap, Ransom & Extortion

At the 2016 ACE Conference, Wesley Odem Jr from The Ackerman Group LLC presented a session talking about the evolving risk of kidnap, ransom and extortion of company executives. For a classical kidnapping there are several hallmarks: The targets are always pre-selected. This is not usually tourists because of the time it takes to set […]

America’s Claims Event

On June 22-24, 2016, Conference Chronicles will be blogging from America’s Claims Event (ACE) in Minneapolis, MN For two decades, ACE has been a leader in bringing together the decision makers in the areas of property and casualty and auto insurance, as well as risk management and workers’ comp. The conference offers tracks in risk […]

Understanding the Verdict Sheet

At the 2016 ACE conference, a panel discussed the importance of the verdict sheet in civil litigation. The panel was: Darryl Wilson -Anderson, Crawley & Burke, Plc Alan Yacoubian – Johnson, Yacoubian & Paysse Howard Shafer – Shafer Glazer, LLP Rocky Feemster – Touchstone Bernays Broderick Young – Arnett, Draper & Hagood Evan Jones – […]

WCIRB Research Forum

At the 2016 WCIRB Conference a panel discussed some of the geographic variations in costs seen in the California workers’ compensation system. This was a compendium of a variety studies done by WCIRB and CWCI. California has significant differences in wage levels and occupations by geographic area in the state. There are also variations in […]

State of the System: WCIRB perspective

At the WCIRB California Annual Conference, Chief Actuary Dave Bellusci presented their update on the California workers’ compensation system. 2015 was the sixth consecutive year of $1 billion premium growth in California. This is expected to flatten or decrease slightly in 2016 because of lower rates. In 2015 California accounted for 29% of the total […]

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