The Seven Habits of Highly Successful Risk Professionals

At a session during the 2018 RIMS annual conference, Steven Sachs, EVP, Director Real Estate, Hotel and Gaming Practice, Willis Towers Watson and Tim Kraft, Consultant, Risk Management & Insurance, Warrior Consulting Ventures, lead a discussion on habits of highly successful risk professionals and how to relinquish control and create active listening. Steven Covey’s book […]

Opioid Litigation and Coverage Issues

At the 2018 RIMS Annual Conference, a session discussed the wave of litigation against pharmaceutical companies, pharmacies and distributors related to the opioid epidemic. The panel included: John Denton – Managing Director, Marsh Anna Engh – Partner, Covington & Burling, LLP We all remember past litigation by governmental entities against industries for the ills of […]

How Marijuana is Affecting Workers’ Compensation and the Workplace

Presented by: Darrell Brown, Executive Vice President and Chief Claims Officer, Sedgwick Claims Management Services, Inc. Denis Algiers, Director, Risk Initiatives/National Medical Director, Albertson’s Safeway, Inc. This session at the RIMS Annual Conference & Exhibition in San Antonio was an overview of the state of recreational and medicinal marijuana legislation and impact with respect to […]

The Universe of Workplace Wearables Emerges—Now What?

When you combine the ability to collect workplace data with evolving data analytics and machine learning you can improve productivity, worker safety and fraudulent and exaggerated claim rates. During a session at the RIMS 2018 annual conference, Eric Martinez, Founder and CEO, Modjoul, Inc., and Lance Ewing, EVP Global Risk Management & Client Services, Cotton […]

Workers’ Comp, ADA, FMLA and Leave of Absence

At the 2018 RIMS Annual Conference, Dawn Watkins from LAUSD and Kimberly George from Sedgwick discussed the challenges with the wide variety of leave of absence laws and how these laws can interact with workers’ compensation claims. Failure to comply with all applicable leave of absence laws can expose you to fines, penalties and litigation. […]

A Journey from Breach to Settlement and Beyond

During a session at the 2018 RIMS annual conference Kimarie Stratos, Executive VP/General Counsel, Memorial Healthcare System and Lynn Sessions, Partner, Baker & Hostetler LLP covered one organization’s journey from insider cyber incident through breach notification, class action lawsuit, regulatory investigation and settlement negotiations. In 2011, an internal employee at Memorial Healthcare was accessing confidential […]

Fatigue in the Workplace: Findings from Employees and Employers National Surveys

Let’s dissect and review the findings from national surveys about fatigue in the workplace. Emily Whitcomb, Senior Program Manager, National Safety Council lead a session at the RIMS 2018 Annual Conference to review the findings on employee-reported risk factors and on-the-job and on-the-roads safety risk due to fatigue. What is fatigue? Fatigue is describe as […]

Outcomes of a Workers’ Compensation Early Intervention for Delayed Recovery Program

During a session at the RIMS 2018 Annual Conference, Denise Algire, Director, Risk Initiatives | National Medical Director, Albertsons Safeway Inc and Michael Coupland, Network Medical Director, IMCS Group Inc. discuss how specific claims and medical management steps can prevent delayed recovery of your injured workers. Early intervention objectives include identify employees at risk for […]

The Sky Fell: Strategies to Manage the Catastrophic Claim

You wake up to news of a catastrophe: mass injuries and property damage. The claimants, reporters and lawsuits will soon follow. What do you do next? At the RIMS 2018 Annual Conference, a panel of experts discuss the strategy to manage the catastrophic claims. The panel included Larry Reback, Managing Principal, Integro Insurance Brokers and […]

Wearable Technology and Workers’ Compensation

At the 2018 RIMS Annual Conference, Tom Ryan from Willis Towers Watson talked about wearable technology in workers’ compensation. Wearables are devices worn on the body that collect information about you and your environment. That information is then provided wirelessly for processing and reporting. One of the concerns around the use of wearable technology in […]

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