Achieving Success in your Workers’ Compensation Program

At the 2017 PRIMA Annual Conference a panel discussed strategies to for addressing cost drivers in your workers’ compensation program. The panel was: Edward Canavan – VP Workers’ Compensation Practice and Compliance, Sedgwick Dawn Watkins – Director Integrated Disability Management, Los Angeles Unified School District Zachary Gifford – Associate Director Systemwide Risk Management, The California […]

How Advocacy Impacts Claims Management 

At the 2017 PRIMA Annual Conference a panel discussed how an advocacy approach can impact your claim managment program. The panel was: Dawn Watkins – Director Integrated Disability Management, Los Angeles Unified School District Kevin Confetti – Deputy Chief Risk Officer, University of California Teresa Bartlett – SVP Medical Quality, Sedgwick An advocacy based claims […]

Essential Elements of School Risk Control Programs

At the 2017 annual PRIMA conference Ariel Jenkins, CSP, MBA, ARM-E, Safety National and Kevin O’Sadnick, CSP, Safety National lead a conversation on the essential elements of school risk control programs.  School visitor management consists of entrance hardening (add extra set of doors or windows visitors have to check in), criteria for visitors (parents, teacher […]

Emerging Risk for Public Schools: Risk, Coverage and Opportunities

At the 2017 annual PRIMA conference Robert Bambino, CPCU, ARM, Wright Risk Management Company, Tim Lyons, Munich Re, and Eric Stark, Carmel CSD discuss the new and emerging risks for the public school sector.  This presentation’s focus was to plan for the future. There was a survey conducted and sent to K-12 public school administrators, […]

Predictable is Preventable: Understanding Real Risk Management

At the 2017 annual PRIMA conference, Gordon Graham, Lexipol discussed how to better protect their agencies and employees as well as help individuals with their organizations to integrate risk management into daily routines by identifying the 10 families of risk.  10 Families of Risk Family 1 – External Environment – Risks arising from outside the […]

Perception Versus Reality in Police Brutality Litigation

At the 2017 PRIMA Annual Conference, a session discussed real-world examples of high-profile police shootings where media coverage and public perception impacted litigation with allegations of police brutality. The speakers included: Michele Molinario – Partner, Jones Skelton & Hochuli PLC John DiCaro – Partner, Jones Skelton & Hochuli PLC Are there more officer-involved shootings now […]

Engaging Your Community: Addressing Your Risk Exposures

Michael Fann, ARM-P, MBA, The Pool-TN and George Dalton, ARM-P, MCM, The Pool-TN address the risk exposure communities are suspect to during a session at the 2017 PRIMA conference. Most members of the general public appreciate the services that the governmental entities provide, but there is potential for the encounter to be negative or adversarial. […]

Developing a Municipal Threat Assessment Program

At the 2017 PRIMA Annual Conference, a session discussed development of a municipal risk assessment program. The speakers were: Dan Hurley – Risk Manager, City of Chesapeake, VA Marilyn Rivers – Director of Risk and Safety, City of Saratoga Springs, NY A threat assessment is designed to determine vulnerabilities of employees to physical harm. Public […]

Before-During-After – An Effective RTW Program

At the 2017 annual PRIMA conference a panel explains how an effective return-to-work program includes much more than light duty. A complete program includes planning and analysis that takes place before an accident or injury occurs. The panel for this session includes: JJ Schmidt, Senior Vice President-Managed Care, York Risk Services Group Kimberly Wickert, Vice […]

Addressing Sexual Misconduct and Bullying in Schools

At the 2017 PRIMA Annual Conference, a panel discussed issues pertaining to sexual misconduct and bullying in schools. The panel included: Beth Capek – Vice President, Claims Client Manager, Munich Reinsurance America Lance Hammond – Director Risk Management Department, Clear Risk Solutions Catalina Sugayan – Partner, Sedgwick LLP Sexual Misconduct Sexual misconduct cases can result […]

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