Turning the Churn: A Vision for Workers’ Recovery

Jargon frequently used within workers’ compensation shapes injured employee perceptions, opinions about the system and the care they will likely receive ー eventually impacting the outcomes. At the 2018 National Workers’ Compensation & Disability Conference, Bob Wilson, President and CEO of WorkersCompensation.com, presented his thoughts on how to change this climate by emphasizing function and […]

InsurTech Artificial Intelligence: New Technology Impacting Claims World

Session presented by: Jeffrey Austin White – Senior Vice President, Workers’ Compensation – Gallagher Bassett The pace of change in claims and risk management persists at an ever-increasing rate with disruption driven by InsurTech entities and the advanced technologies they’re providing insurance operations. This session at the 2018 National Workers’ Compensation and Disability Conference demonstrated […]

Diversity’s Impact on Claims Handling

Today’s workforce is more diverse than ever. Diversity can impact why claims are filed, how they are managed and, possibly, the end result. Meanwhile, diversity, inclusion and unconscious bias play roles before an injury, during claim management and can drive trial outcomes and resolution. In this session at the 2018 National Workers’ Compensation & Disability […]

Improved Decision Making: The Evolution of Data, Analytics and Technology

George Furlong – Senior Vice President, Managed Care Program Outcomes Analysis – Sedgwick Stephany A. Rockwell – Risk Manager, Risk Management Finance – JBS As workers’ compensation program success becomes increasingly dependent on how data can be used to take action, this session at the 2018 National Workers’ Compensation and Disability Conference takes a pragmatic […]

Controlling the Tail: New Tricks for Managing and Closing Old-Dog Claims

Closing long-tail claims greatly reduces immediate costs, decreases reserve requirements and diminishes collateral needs, however, not all of these claims are ripe for closing. Mitigating the impact of long-tail claims requires sound strategies for uncovering opportunities to close them when possible and properly managing them when case facts do not support their closure. In this […]

Minimizing Lost Time: Defining Key Stakeholder Roles and Interaction

It is not the accident severity or the injured body part that always determines the length of time an injured worker spends away from work. It is how the injury is managed by the patient, doctor, employer and claims administrator. This session at the 2018 National Workers’ Compensation & Disability Conference highlighted strategies for defining […]

Marijuana: What’s the Science and the Law?

Growing societal acceptance of marijuana and its increased use raise many legal and medical considerations for workers’ compensation and disability. This session at the 2018 National Workers’ Compensation & Disability Conference provided updates and professional opinions on the legal and medical aspects of marijuana. Speakers included: Stuart Colburn, Esq., Shareholder, Downs Stanford Marcos Iglesias, MD, […]

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Healthcare Under Attack: Tools for Combating Cybersecurity Risks

In the healthcare sector, patient data and cybersecurity are major concerns. Not only is the healthcare industry a preferred hacker target, but the management of workers’ compensation claims frequently requires sharing sensitive claimant data among service providers. This session at the 2018 National Workers’ Compensation & Disability Conference uncovered best practices for mitigating growing insider […]

FMLA, ADA and Workers’ Compensation

At the 2018 National Workers’ Compensation and Disability Conference & Expo a session discussed the interplay between leave of absence laws and workers’ compensation. The speakers were: Marti Cardi, Esq – VP Product Compliance, Matrix Absence Management, Inc. Rich Montarbo, Esp – Law offices of Richard Montarbo FMLA is very challenging because it has so […]

Fundamentals for Executives Overseeing Workers’ Compensation

At the 2018 National Workers’ Compensation and Disability Conference & Expo, a session discussed some of the key concepts that executives new to overseeing a workers’ compensation program need to understand. The speakers were: Paul Braun – Managing Director, AON Monica Manske – Senior Manager Workers’ Compensation, Rochester Regional Health Workers’ Compensation Advocacy This concept […]

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