Self-Insurance Update & Trends for 2018

At the 2017 CWC and Risk conference Lyn Asio-Booz, Chief, California Office of Self Insurance Plans, Jon Wroten, Senior Vice President, Sedgwick CMS, and Joe Carresi, Manager, Workers’ Compensation, Southern California Edison discuss self-insurance trends for 2018.  Benefits of self administration Advocacy based claims model Pharmacy benefit network Return to work programs Cognitive behavioral therapy […]

ADA vs. WCC – Return to Work & the Interactive Process

What does it mean to return to work for a work related injury versus a non-industrial injury? What is reasonable accommodation? What is are the consequences for failing to accommodate adequately? At the 2017 CWC and Risk conference a panel leads a discussion on return to work and the interactive process. The panel included: · Matthew […]

Putting Your Data to Work and Costs Savings

Let’s gain some insight to develop and execute a holistic approach to controlling the cost of claims by: defining your partnerships by performance and outcomes versus service levels and tactics, selecting and quantifying key targets that establish proper focus and accountability on few greatest opportunities to reduce your costs of risk, integrating a comprehensive data […]

Lower Back Pain and Better Outcomes

Millions of dollars are spent annually on treating low back pain (LBP). It accounts for one third of all occupational musculoskeletal injuries and illnesses resulting in work disability. At the 2017 CWC and Risk conference a panel of experts discuss lower back pain and the latest research. The panel included: · Michael Rosenthal, Assistant Professor in […]

Out Front Ideas: Employer Best Practice Panel

At the 2017 CWC and Risk conference, Out Front Ideas host Mark Walls lead a conversation with a panel of risk managers around best practices around a wide variety of topics.  The panel of speakers include:  · Tamara Ciraulo, Director Insurance Administration, Stater Bros. · Monica M. Lichtenstein, AVP Strategic Claims Operations, Aramark · Dawn […]


Understanding why attacks occur and how to prevent a catastrophe in your workplace is vital to keeping your workplace safe. At the 2017 CWC and Risk conference experts from Riverside Community College District and County of San Bernardino come together to discuss what an active shooter is and why they do what they do, how […]

Chronic Pain with an Aging Workforce

Impending risks of an aging workforce are hot topics in executive meetings across the globe. The statistics are compelling. The workforce is steadily aging, a reflection of declining birth rates and the graying of the baby boom generation. The percentage of the U.S. workforce between the ages of 55 and 64, for example, is growing […]

Ride Sharing for Workers’ Compensation Transportation

At the 2017 California Workers’ Compensation and Risk Conference, a panel discussed how ride sharing services can assist in providing transportation on worker’s compensation claims. The speakers included: Joseph McCullough – Senior VP of Transportation and Translation, One Call Care Management Nadir Vissanjy – Strategy Manager for Healthcare, Government & Education Partnerships, Lyft, Inc. America’s […]

Claims Strategies Using Social Media

At the 2017 California Workers’ Compensation and Risk Conference, a panel discussed using social media as a claims investigation tool and also the importance of performance metrics in evaluating your program. The speakers included: Steve Cassell – President & CEO, Command Investigations LLC Andy Olwert – President, Next Level Administrators Beth Savelli – Risk Manager, […]

Understanding the Intersection Between Employment Law and Workers’ Compensation

Understanding the intersection between employment law, the interactive process and workers’ compensation is complicated. At the 2017 California Workers’ Compensation and Risk Conference, Negar Matian, Managing Partner, Matian Law Group, Dana Peterson, Senior Partner, Seyfarth Labor Law Firm, and Darin Hampton, National Safety Coordinator, International Paper Company, led a conversation to explain the intersection between […]

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