Where Have the Risk Managers Gone?

At the 2022 PRIMA Annual Conference, a session discussed how to facilitate the transition from a long-time risk manager to a new person in that role. The speakers, all past PRIMA presidents, were: Sarah Perry – City of Columbia (retiring soon) Dean Coughenour – City of Flagstaff (recently retired) Daniel Hurley – City of Chesapeake […]

What’s Next for Qualified Immunity?

At the 2022 PRIMA Annual Conference, a session discussed recent case law and legislative changes impacting qualified immunity for law enforcement officers. The speakers were: Benjamin Eggert – Wiley Rein LLP Steve Leone – Genesis Management & Insurance Services Corp Qualified immunity for law enforcement officers is receiving increased attention on state and federal levels […]

How Presumptions Impact the Grand Bargain of Workers’ Compensation

At the 2022 PRIMA conference, a session discussed the impact that presumptions are having on the grand bargain of workers’ compensation. The speakers were: DeeAnn Wagner – Sedgwick Paula Lowder – Colorado Special Districts Property & Liability Pool Helana Barmore – Texas Association of Counties Jeff Rush – California JPIA When workers’ compensation was initially […]

Addressing Municipalities’ Biggest Workers’ Compensation Challenges

Mark Walls (Vice President – Communications & Strategic Analysis, Safety National) and Kimberly George (Senior Vice President – Corporate Development/M&A/Healthcare, Sedgwick) were joined by the following panel of public risk managers at the 2019 PRIMA Annual Conference to discuss trending topics and challenges in industry workers’ compensation. Jonathan Hall (Executive Director, Garden State Municipal Joint […]

Law Enforcement, Risk Managment & Civilian Responsibility for De-escalation

Ariel Jenkins (Director – Risk Control, Safety National), Randy Jacoby (Senior Risk Management Consultant, Midlands), and Dax Salmon (Litigation Case Manager, OSS Law Enforcement Advisors) presented this session on confronting the reality of police-resident contacts, clarifying responsibility, and highlighting best practices regarding safety and risk management for all involved at the 2019 PRIMA Annual Conference. […]

A Company’s Journey to Implementing ERM

This session presented by James Curbeam, CPCU, ARM, AIC (Risk Manager, Las Vegas Valley Water District) and Lisa Kremer (Strategic Risk Practice Leader, Marsh Risk Consulting) at the 2019 PRIMA Annual Conference discussed transitioning from a traditional risk management program to an enterprise approach when evaluating the risks of an organization. Lisa began this session […]

Pete and Repeat: What to do with your frequent fliers

This collaborative session presented by Sarah Perry, ARM-P (Risk Manager, City of Columbia, MO) and Kathy Peeling, CPCU, ARM-P (Assistant Director for Risk Managment, University of Maryland) at the 2019 PRIMA Annual Conference engaged the audience in a discussion on high-frequency claimants. Kathy led the group through identifying why frequent claims happen to a few […]

Police Body Cameras: Technology & Usage Issues are Growing

This session at PRIMA’s 2018 Annual Conference featured the following speakers: Richard A. Spiers, CPCU, ARM, ARe Attorney Samuel C. Hall, Jr. Federal and state laws, with input from the ACLU,  are evolving regarding the information collected and stored by cameras. When the cameras should be turned on is another media topic. In addition, issues […]

Local Government on Trial: Wrongful Conviction Lawsuits

This session at PRIMA’s 2018 Annual Conference featured the following speakers: Michael P. It worth – VP & Sr. Unit Manager – Genesis Benjamin C. Eggert – Partner – Wiley Rein LLP In the last decade, wrongful imprisonment suits have proliferated in number and costs to local governments. In responding to such suits, municipalities must […]

Top 10 RFP Do’s and Don’ts

This session at the 2018 PRIMA Annual Conference, Mark Sulek – Associate Director, Public Sector – Aon, presented some “do’s and don’ts” as well as helpful hints. The RFP process has a reputation for being tedious, strenuous and frustrating. With a well defined plan, an RFP process, from conception to award, can be seamless while […]

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