Opioid Drug Therapy: Relieving Pain But Increasing the Duration of Disability

The speakers for this 2016 WCI conference session included: Nat Levine, Independent Medical Practice Consultant Marcos A. Iglesias, MD, MMM, FAAFP, FACOEM, Vice President and National Medical Director, The Hartford Fire Insurance Company In addition to the ever-increasing costs of opioid drug therapy, research shows a link between the therapy and a longer duration of […]


Creating an Advocacy-Based Claims Model

Advocacy is one of the most talked about concepts within the industry and holds the potential for redefining the claims process as we know it today. This session at WCI’s 2016 Annual Workers’ Compensation Educational Conference explored advocacy from a range of perspectives to show how such an approach can benefit virtually any claims program. […]

Bureaucracy in Workers’ Compensation

Workers’ compensation is one of the most highly-regulated lines of insurance. This session at WCI’s 2016 Workers’ Compensation Educational Conference reviewed how these state variations are impacting employers today and some of the solutions being considered to reduce this seemingly excessive bureaucracy plaguing the system. Speakers included: Todd Brown, Practice Leader Compliance and Regulatory, Medata […]

Talent Attraction, Training and Retention in the Workforce

Talent attraction, retention and training are among the industry’s most promising opportunities and an influx of new professionals is paramount to the long-term success of our business. In this session at WCI’s 2016 Workers’ Compensation Educational Conference, executive leaders in the industry shared their perspectives on what they believe will be the necessary skill sets […]

State of the Workers’ Compensation Market

The keynote speakers for Breakout for Agents at the 2016 WCI Conference were Mark Walls, Vice President Communications & Strategic Analysis at Safety National and Kimberly George, Senior Vice President, Corporate Development, M&A and Healthcare at Sedgwick. They discussed the state of the workers’ compensation marketplace and significant issues impacting workers compensation.  State of the market […]

Advancing Pain Treatment

Startling statistics, trends and illustrations reveal an undeniable prescription drug problem in the United States. This session at WCI’s 2016 Workers’ Compensation Educational Conference focused on chronic pain management, including alternative and advanced treatment methods being used to alleviate pain and restore quality of life among those who have become ill or have been injured […]

“Comp Talks” – Three Powerful Sessions in One Hour

“Comp Talks 2016” featured three women in risk management who discussed their formulas for success in developing and maintaining winning risk management programs. The speakers for this 2016 WCI session included: Moderator: Joe Picone, CPCU, AIC, Claim Consulting Practice Leader, Willis Towers Watson, Glen Allen, VA Panel: Michele Adams, Vice President, Risk Management Services, Walt […]

Driving Value Through Quality Healthcare

Quality healthcare is an important component to injury recovery and return to work. The right care from the right provider at the right time has been shown to produce positive outcomes for both the employer and the injured worker. This session at WCI’s Workers’ Compensation Educational Conference explored what quality healthcare truly means and offered […]

Developing an Effective Safety Training Program

The speaker for this 2016 WCI session was Normagene Dmytriw, CPSI, CPLP, Senior Safety and Occupational Health Specialist, Broward County Government, Risk Management Safety and Occupational Health Section. This presentation discussed the five critical steps needed for an effective safety training program. Safety training is an investment that when done well, improves the overall safety of […]

Using Data to Drive Operational Solutions

Claims management is a data-driven business. In this session at WCI’s 2016 Workers’ Compensation Educational Conference, panelists highlighted the outlook related to data for managing workers’ compensation programs. Speakers included: – Scott Rogers, Executive Vice-President, Operations, Sedgwick – Dr. Adam Seidner, National Medical Director, Travelers – Cliff Belliveau, Vice President, Business Intelligence, myMatrixx Insurance carriers, […]

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