Creating a World-Class Risk & Safety Culture

In this session at the 2016 California Workers’ Compensation & Risk Conference, three seasoned risk management professionals shared their experiences around changing the mindset, and ultimately the culture, of organizations to become safety focused. Speakers included: Dan Holden, Manager, Corporate Risk & Insurance, Daimler Trucks North America Heidi Bastien, Director of Risk Management, Rubio’s Restaurants, […]

Federal Risk Management Issues Affecting Employers

This session at the 2016 California Workers’ Compensation & Risk Conference analyzed the latest federal workers’ compensation trends and their impact on employers. Speakers included: Gregory McKenna, VP & Counsel Governmental Affairs, Gallagher Bassett Robert Cartwright, Jr., Safety and Health Regional Manager, Bridgestone Retail Operations OSHA’s Electronic Reporting Regulations OSHA recently issued a final reporting […]

To C&R or Not C&R – That is the Question

A compromise and release (C&R) agreement is essentially a contract between an injured worker and a party that is paying workers’ compensation benefits to the injured person. By signing the agreement, the injured party settles his workers’ compensation claim in exchange for a lump-sum check. This panel at the 2016 California Workers’ Compensation & Risk […]

Preparing for Cyber Threats

Cyber attacks expose an organization to various cyber risks like financial loss, regulatory sanctions and reputational damage. In this session at the 2016 California Workers’ Compensation & Risk Conference, Heather Wilkinson, Vice President, FINEX E&O/Cyber Manager at Willis Towers Watson, discussed current cyber threats and what companies can do to counter them. The cyber insurance […]

Top Three Medicare Issues Impacting Workers’ Compensation

This session at the 2016 California Workers’ Compensation & Risk Conference highlighted three major Medicare issues impacting workers’ compensation today. Speakers included: Dan Wynn, Workers’ Compensation Manager, Goodwill Southern California John Kane, Medicare Program Director, Liberty Mutual Ciara Koba, Partner, Burns White LLC Latest Developments The SMART Act amended the Social Security Act requiring that […]

California Department of Industrial Relations Legislative Update 

At the 2016 California Workers’ Compensation & Risk Conference, Christine Baker, Director of the California Department of Industrial Relations, and David Lanier, Secretary of the California Labor & Workforce Development Agency, provided an update on the department’s progress, challenges and future outlook.  According to David Lanier, California has come a long way in the past […]

The Impact of Mental Health at the Workplace

This session at the 2016 California Workers’ Compensation & Risk Conference addressed some of the latest thinking and research related to the impact of mental well being and behavioral health in the workplace.   Speakers included: Denise Zoe Algire, National Director, Managed Care & Disability, Corporate Risk Management, Albertsons/Safeway Dr. Teresa Bartlett, Senior Vice President […]

Integration Is the Key to Managing Claim Complexities

In this session at the 2016 California Workers’ Compensation & Risk Conference, workers’ compensation medical-treatment experts explained how an integrated view of a patient’s medical history and treatment course can reveal the full spectrum of factors impacting claim costs and clinical outcomes to better guide claims management decisions.  Speakers included:  Silvia Sacalis, Vice President, Clinical […]

California Workers’ Compensation Market Trends

In this session at the 2016 California Workers’ Compensation & Risk Conference, experts gathered to discuss trends in the California workers’ compensation marketplace. Panelists included: Bill Mudge, President, WCIRB California Danielle Lisenbey, CEO, Broadspire Bryan Bogardus, Chief Operating Officer, AF Group Pamela Ferrandino, Executive Vice President & Senior Principal, National Casualty, Willis Towers Watson (moderator) […]

Workers’ Comp: The Good, The Bad & The Ugly

Stakeholders joined forces at the 2016 California Workers’ Compensation & Risk Conference to candidly discuss current workers’ compensation successes and challenges. Panelists included: Christine Baker, Director, California Department of Industrial Relations Lisa Kelly, Senior Manager – Workers’ Compensation, Boeing William Zachry (Retired), Albertsons/Safeway and Board Member of the California State Compensation Insurance Fund & Self […]

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