Managing Prescription Drugs and Powerful Narcotics

This session at the 2015 WCI Conference discussed forward thinking approaches to early intervention and how to effectively address claims with long-term exposure to narcotics. The speakers included Teresa Bartlett, M.D., Senior Vice President, Medical Quality, Sedgwick, Michael Gavin, President, Pruim, and Tron Emptage, Chief Clinical Officer, Helios. Dr. Bartlett started this session by presenting the […]

Affordable Care Act: A Workers’ Compensation Update

At the 2015  Workers’  Compensation Educational Conference in Orlando, David North, President and CEO of Sedgwick and Richard Victor, Executive Director of WCRI, spoke about how the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is currently impacting workers’ compensation and how it will continue to impact the industry in the future. The Affordable Care Act is having a […]

Big Data: Analytics and Trends

At the 2015 WCI Conference this session addressed how companies use predictive analytics and what they measure to understand if it is successful. The speakers included Scott Rodgers, Executive Vice President Casualty Operations, Sedgwick, George Furlong, Senior Vice President Managed Care Outcomes, Sedgwick, Dr. Marcos Iglesias, M.D., Vice President, Medical Director, The Hartford, and Mark […]

Advancements in Management of Catastrophic Injuries

This session at the WCI 2015 Conference took a look into new strategies for catastrophic injuries from the leading experts in the catastrophic case management. The speakers included Darrel Brown, Executive Vice President, Chief Claims Officer, Sedgwick, Scott Goll, Senior Vice President of Operations, Paradigm Outcomes, and Karen Derrico, Vice President Workers’ Compensation and Critical […]

No Process-No Purpose

At the 2015 WCI Conference this session discussed how to build an engagement model that is sustainable, scalable and measurable. The speaker for this session was Kathy Kukor, Senior Consultant, Risk International Services, Inc. Kathy Kuhor started her session by explaining how to connect the process with the people to improve return-to-work outcomes. The impact […]

Now Let’s Get to Work

“The only place success comes before work is in the dictionary” –Vince Lombardi At the 2015 WCI Conference this session addressed the issues faced from employees returning to work and to create a successful return-to-work program. . The speakers included Margaret Spence, President/CEO, Douglas Claims & Risk Consultants, Inc, and Rose Royo, Supervisor, Workers Compensation, […]

Women in Risk Management

This session at the 2015 WCI Conference addressed the challenges and opportunities the panelists have been presented as they lead their organization’s risk management teams. The speakers included Michele Adams, Vice President, Risk Management Services, Walt Disney World Resort, Tara Acton, Director-Claims & Senior Corporate Counsel, CenturyLink, Inc and Valerie Franco, Vice President of Risk […]

Lessons Learned in Risk Management

At the 2015 WCI Conference, risk managers take you behind the scenes in a candid conversation about what they have learned throughout their careers as risk managers. The speakers included David Stills, Vice President, Risk Management, Walmart Stores, Inc, Marc Salm, Vice President, Risk Management, Publix Super Markets, Inc and Michael Fenlon, Senior Director of […]

Workers’ Compensation Annual Conference Industry Keynote Speaker

Deborah L. Michael, President, Helmsman Management Services, was the industry keynote speaker at the opening of the 70th Annual Workers Compensation Education Conference. There is a wealth of knowledge here at the conference with over 144 pages of educational breakouts covering a range of information. Deborah discussed the outlook for workers’ compensation, key issues, variability […]

70th Annual Workers’ Compensation Educational Conference

Conference Chronicles will be blogging from the 70th Annual Workers’ Compensation Educational Conference on August 23 – 26, 2015 in Orlando, Florida. This event, hosted by the Workers’ Compensation Institute (WCI), brings together workers’ compensation professionals from across the country to discuss the hottest issues in workers’ compensation and safety. The event features breakout sessions […]

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