Advocacy-Based Claims Handling

At the 2017 Business Insurance/CLM Workers’ Compensation Conference, a panel discussed the importance of having an advocacy-based claims model. The speakers included: Natalie Bailey – Attorney, Hennessy Roach PC Andy Condrey – Claims Operations Manager, Gray Insurance Company Jim Saccone – AVP, Sedgwick Everyone has a role in advocacy. The employer, TPA, carrier, attorney and […]

Pain, Pot and Prescription Drugs

At the 2017 Business Insurance/CLM Workers’ Compensation Conference, a panel discussed the problems with marijuana, opioids, and pain. The panel was: Jennifer Saddy – Director Workers’ Compensation, American Airlines Teresa Bartlett – SVP Medical Director, Sedgwick Bert Randall – Attorney, Franklin Prokopik PC Opioids The opioid crisis in the U.S. costs our society over $55 […]

Managing the Risk of Workplace Violence

At the 2017 Business Insurance/CLM Workers’ Compensation Conference, a panel discussed managing the risks of workplace violence. The panel was: Mark Baker – VP Risk Management, Hyatt Corporation Lance Ewing – EVP Global Risk Management and Client Services, Cotton Holdings, Inc. Stephen Kmiec – VP, Sedgwick Dan Kugler –  VP Enterprise Risk Management, Rev Group […]

Captives and Workers’ Compensation

At the 2017 Business Insurance/CLM Workers’ Compensation Conference a panel discussed using a captive to fund your workers’ compensation program. The panel was: Arthur Koritzinsky – Managing Director, Marsh James Poerio – Attorney, Poero and Walter Robert Davidson – Director of Underwriting and Consulting – ICG Captive A captive is a legally licensed insurance company […]

Rise of Speciality Drugs

At the 2017 Business Insurance/CLM Annual Conference, a panel discussed the rise of specialty drugs, including anti-virals such as Truvada, Combivir and Kaletra, and how they are utilized in workers’ compensation claims. The panel included: Heather Carbone – Attorney, Boyd and Jenerette P.A. Kimberly Simmons – Property and Casualty Claims – Fidelity National Financial Martine […]

Polypharmacy and Workers’ Compensation

At the 2017 Business Insurance/CLM Workers’ Compensation Conference a panel discussed the controversial issue of polypharmacy from the perspectives of the medical community and the claims/legal community. The panel was: Greg McKenna – Vice President, Gallagher Bassett Bill Pipkin – Attorney, Austin Lewis Pipkin and Maddox LLC Dave Randolph  – Medical Director, Midwest Occupational Health […]

Key Elements for Employers in Pre and Post Accident Process

At the 2017 Business Insurance/CLM Workers’ Compensation Conference a panel addressed key elements for employers with their pre and post accident process from the perspectives of a corporate claims manager, insurance claims specialist and defense counsel. The panel was: Judith Cole –  Corporate Claim Manager – K2 Industrial Services Company Stephanie Wood – Claims Manager, […]

Insurance Industry Challenges: View from Industry Associations

At the 2017 NCCI Annual Issues Symposium, a panel of representatives from industry associations discussed a variety of topics impacting their members. The panel included: Roberto Ceniceros – Senior Editor, Risk & Insurance Magazine Charles Chamness – President and CEO, National Association of Mutual Insurance Companies (NAMIC) Sean Keveligan – CEO, Insurance Information Institute (III) […]

Moral Imperative of Workers’ Compensation

At the 2017 NCCI Annual Issues Symposium, Jonathan Haidt, Professor of Ethical Leadership from NYU Stern School of Business and noted author, discussed the important work done by our industry and our reason for doing it. The Triangle Shirtwaist fire in 1911 is credited with being the rallying point for the present workers’ compensation systems […]

Key Issues Facing Workers’ Compensation

At the 2017 NCCI Annual Issues Symposium a panel debated issues impacting the workers’ compensation system and how well our industry is serving injured workers. The panel was: Susan Donegan – Chief Regulatory Officer, NCCI (moderator) Robert Hartwig – Associate Professor of Finance, University of South Carolina Peter Kochenburger – Associate Clinical Professor of Law, […]

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