ADR Programs

At the 2016 SIIA Workers’ Compensation Executive Forum, Jack Frazier from American Global and former workers’ compensation judge Steve Siemers discussed how Alternative Dispute Resolution can enhance a workers’ compensation program.  Ten states currently allow employers to collectively bargain a carve-out ADR process for their workers’ compensation programs. New York and California are two of the […]

Emotional Recovery after Catastrophic Injury

At the 2016 SIIA Workers’ Compensation Executive Forum, Jon Pearson from QLI kicked of the session with some blues harmonica then talked about how the best long-term outcomes on catastrophic claims can be achieved by considering the emotional challenges faced by the injured worker. Emotional recovery means the injured worker believes they can live a […]

Where Wellness and Workers’ Comp Intersect

There is growing consensus that a healthier workforce can not only reduce injuries but also reduce duration of disability and severity of injuries. A panel at the 2016 SIIA Workers’ Compensation Executive Forum discussed how a higher focus on employee wellness can impact your workers’ compensation program. The panel was: Brian Carpenter – Clinical Director, […]

SIIA 2016 Workers’ Compensation Executive Forum

Conference Chronicles will be blogging from SIIA’s Annual Self-Insured Workers’ Compensation Executive Forum on May 24-25, 2016, in Scottsdale, Arizona. This conference is dedicated exclusively to the topic of self-insured workers’ compensation, with a strong educational program focusing on such topics as excess insurance and risk management strategies. Learn more about SIIA’s Annual Self-Insured Workers’ […]

You Say SIG, I Say Captive: Self-Insured Work Comp Group Defends Its Turf Against a Group Captive

Although Self-Insured Work Comp Groups (SIGs) have plenty of competition from traditional carriers, the real competition for larger “best-in-class” accounts are group captives. With minimum casualty premiums of only $150,000 for workers’ compensation, general liability and auto, group captives are having record growth that is impacting both SIGs and traditional carriers. A panel at the […]

Behavioral Medicine and Coaching Interventions in Chronic Pain

Significant understanding of the behavioral neuroscience of pain has developed over the past 20 years and has helped evolve dynamic evaluation and treatment models that work successfully in the workers’ compensation system. These models show positive results, not only in advanced claims with chronic pain and opioid dependence/addiction, but in early proactive claims intervention to […]

Workers’ Compensation Excess Carrier Discussion

At the 2015 SIIA Workers’ Compensation Executive Forum, representatives from leading workers’ compensation excess insurance carriers discussed market conditions and what workers’ compensation self-insurers should expect in the year ahead with regard to policy pricing and availability. The panel consisted of: Richard Bird, Chief Operating Officer from Midlands Management Corporation; Scott Keller, Senior Vice President from […]

The Evolving Healthcare Model: The Impact of ACA on Workers’ Compensation and Beyond

Consider the implications to your organization of possible changes in access to care, consolidation of providers and facilities and the use of accountable care organizations. All this is rapidly becoming a reality under the changes to our healthcare system brought on by the Affordable Care Act (ACA). How will this impact your business? What steps […]

Looking Into the Future to Control Your Workers’ Comp Costs

Leading Self-Insured Groups (SIGs) are finally embracing “BIG DATA” trends and initiatives are underway to focus the power of machine learning on the claims and underwriting operations of SIGs. Advanced analytics and predictive modeling are helping SIGs improve loss ratios, enhance dividends and improve their market position. This was the subject of a 2015 SIIA […]

SIIA Workers Compensation Executive Forum in New Orleans

On May 12-13, 2015, Conference Chronicles will be reporting from sessions at SIIA’s Annual Self-Insured Workers’ Compensation Executive Forum.  This is the country’s premier association sponsored conference dedicated exclusively to self-insured Workers’ Compensation.  For more information on the event please click the link below:

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