Preventing Delayed Recovery

Marcos A. Iglesias, MD, MMM, FAAFP, FACOEM, Vice President and National Medical Director, The Hartford, lead a discussion on practical tools and techniques to help minimize employee’s disability and delayed recovery during a session at the WCI’s 2017 Workers’ Compensation Educational Conference. Delayed recovery is the deviation from the happy path. Work means identity to […]


How Florida Leverages Use of Regulatory Data

In this session at WCI’s 2017 Workers’ Compensation Educational Conference, Brittany O’Neil, Senior Policy Coordinator of the Florida Division of Workers’ Compensation, shared how the Division is leveraging electronic claims, medical, and policy data reported to the Division as required by statute (69L-7.730, F.A.C. and section 440.185, F.S.). By accessing and providing this data in […]

Implications of Marijuana Legalization and Opioid Use to the Workplace and the Workers’ Compensation System 

Most do not know that the opioid epidemic, the parallel heroin epidemic and the momentum towards marijuana legalization are all interrelated. In this session at WCI’s 2017 Workers’ Compensation Educational Conference, Mark Pew, Senior Vice President at PRIUM, discussed the impact of these drugs on the workers’ compensation system and what the future holds. The […]

Improve Your Safety Training Through the Use of Technology

As injuries continue to occur and claims increase, employers are often left scratching their head as to why. That is because “Telling” is not training. Normagene Dmytriw, Senior Safety & Occupational Health Specialist, Broward County Government, Risk Management lead a discussion at the WCI’s 2017 Workers’ Compensation Educational Conference. As technology improves, and becomes more […]

Effective Onsite Medical Programs

From medical bills, to lost productivity, to the emotional toll that an accident takes on injured employees, employers face skyrocketing costs associated with workers’ compensation claims. This panel at WCI’s 2017 Workers’ Compensation Educational Conference highlighted how onsite therapy can help properly manage workplace injuries when they occur. The panel included: Jaime Sigurdsson, CEAS, Director […]

The Rising Costs of Workers’ Compensation Tail Claims

One of the things that makes workers’ compensation such a challenge for employers and carriers is the long-tail nature of the claims. This long tail means that premiums collected today must cover losses for years to come. The rising costs of these tail claims has a significant impact on both carriers and employers in terms […]

Return-To-Work Challenges & Opportunities

Establishing an effective return-to-work program is widely accepted as one of the most significant cost-saving measures for managing employees’ workers’ compensation injuries. This panel discussion at WCI’s 2017 Workers’ Compensation Educational Conference reviewed trends in return-to-work program administration.  The panel included: Frances Ford, Co-Founder, ReEmployAbility (moderator) Nathan Hughes, Director of Risk Management, Safelite Group Jodie […]

Advancements in Employee Advocacy

Advocacy has emerged as a very effective means for addressing work-related issues and the many challenges they pose. This session at WCI’s 2017 Workers’ Compensation Educational Conference provided an in-depth discussion of how an advocacy approach works and the benefits it can produce.  The panel included: Max Koonce, Managing Director, Sedgwick Claims Management Services (moderator) […]

Analytics & Pricing in Workers’ Compensation

Advances in the way the workers’ compensation industry collects analytics are rapidly changing the way we do business. In this session at WCI’s 2017 Workers’ Compensation Educational Conference, Frank Pennachio, Agent at Oceanus Partners, provided a future outlook for workers’ compensation data analytics trends and how they relate to pricing. The industry is experiencing dramatic […]

What’s Right With Workers’ Compensation

Workers’ compensation is a positive change-agent in the claims arena and beyond. Despite this, the workers’ compensation system is under attack. While there are certainly problems with the system, there is more good news than bad news in the system, which is a demonstrably successful benefit delivery vehicle. The system has also proven to be […]

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