New Roads: How Autonomous Vehicles Will Change Law and Insurance

As we speed into an era of automation in personal transportation, it is critical to gain a better understanding of driverless technology, its evolution, and its impact on daily life. In this session at RIMS 2023, David Klein, Partner at Pillsbury, Winthrop, Shaw, Pittman, LLP, highlighted the latest adaptation to autonomous vehicle liability laws and […]

Public Entity Industry Challenges and Solutions

Public entities face a wide variety of challenges, including unique claims exposures, limited budgets, and a limited insurance marketplace. In this facilitated roundtable at RIMS 2023, industry leaders from the public sector shared their latest challenges and discussed potential solutions. Panelists included: Mark Walls, Vice President of Client Engagement at Safety National (moderator) Tamika Puckett, […]

Avoiding Nuclear Verdicts in Liability Cases

As verdicts become both larger and more frequent, it is important to keep an eye on litigation avoidance at the claim stage while preparing for advocacy and timely communication to close claims when they do occur. In this session at RIMS 2023, Ed Burtnette, National Vice President of Liability Services at CorVel, highlighted current litigation […]

Stress and Anxiety: Drivers of Poor Workers’ Compensation Outcomes

This session from RIMS 2023 examined two often overlooked factors that contribute to poor workers’ compensation outcomes. Speakers included: Kimberly George, Global Head of Product Development and Innovation at Sedgwick Bryon Bass, Senior Vice President, Workplace Absence at Sedgwick Stress and anxiety can have dire effects on workers’ compensation outcomes, impacting areas like tissue healing, […]

Understanding Workers’ Compensation Coverage Options

You have several options when it comes to securing coverage for your workers’ compensation program. In this session at RIMS 2023, Mark Walls, Vice President of Client Engagement at Safety National, explained the pros and cons of fully insured, high-deductible, self-insured, and captive programs as well as the opt-out option in Texas. Overall, workers’ compensation […]

Navigating Public Entity Risk Management Challenges

Public entity risk professionals face unique challenges that most recently include issues with law enforcement liability and a variety of workers’ compensation presumptions. This RIMS 2021 session discussed investigated these various challenges and offered approaches to managing those issues. Speakers included: Mark Walls, Vice President Communications & Strategic Analysis, Safety National Barry Scott, Risk Manager, […]

The Evolving Portfolio of Risk in Higher Education

Between the shift to remote learning and mitigating the risks of COVID-19, higher education has had a tumultuous year. And with new risks emerging almost too regularly, retentions and limits are increasing, making obtaining coverage a challenge. In this session at RIMS 2021, four higher education risk management specialists covered the dominant risks shaping coverage for […]

Navigating the Challenging World of Emerging Risk

Identifying emerging risks and their potential impact is critical to any organization’s ability to achieve business objectives and longer-term strategy. This session at RIMS 2021 investigated various practices in recognizing and assessing emerging risks. Speakers included: Jana Utter, Vice President, Enterprise Risk Management, Centene Corporation Lorie Graham, Chief Risk Officer, American Agricultural Insurance Company Suzanne […]

Ergonomics: The Impact of Working From Home

Ergonomics concepts can be traced back to WWII when it was first used to assist pilots—minimizing fatigue, reducing error and keeping pilots flying longer. Shifting to today, we’re dealing with the health effects from computer overuse while working from home and injuries from handheld devices, like “texter’s neck” and “gamer’s thumb.” In this session at […]

Pathway to the Boardroom: Advancing Risk Professionals

Now more than ever, because of the current global pandemic and the myriad of risks in today’s global business and economic climate, organizations must recognize the benefits of having a risk professional seated on a board. This RIMS 2021 session explored why a risk professional may want to serve on a board and the pathway […]

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