Investing in Workers’ Compensation

In recent years, we have seen significant private equity investment in workers’ compensation vendors. Why are they interested in workers’ compensation? What are they looking for when they make investments? At the WCI’s 2017 Workers’ Compensation Educational Conference Kimberly George, Sedgwick Claims Management Services lead a panel in a discussion around investing in your workers’ […]

Winning Strategies for Workers’ Compensation Risk Management

This session at WCI’s 2017 Workers’ Compensation Educational Conference highlighted program strategies from the three winners of National Underwriter P&C’s 2017 Excellence in Workers’ Compensation Risk Management Award. Nations Roof LLC Neftali Ortiz, Director of Risk Management This roofing contractor has 22 offices throughout the U.S. and has grown by 61% in revenue in just […]

Making Risk Management a Business Imperative

Effectively communicating the importance of risk management fundamentals in a way that business operations and leadership can understand is critical to the success of any risk manager. During a session at the WCI’s 2017 Workers’ Compensation Educational Conference a panel of speakers discussed three diverse perspectives in risk management and how to effectively gain agreement […]

Understanding the Agent’s Role in Claims

Does an agent have a role in the workers’ compensation claim process? Can agents bring value to the table in resolving a benefit dispute? This session at WCI’s 2017 Workers’ Compensation Educational Conference illustrated how important it is for agents to be engaged before and after a compensable accident. The panel included: Steve Coonrod, Attorney, […]

Vendor TPA: How to Effectively Manage the Relationship and Get Results

Whether your company self-administers its claims management, outsources, or has a bundled claims program, the quality of the claims management will have a major impact on your company’s financial performance in the short, medium, and long term. During a session at the WCI’s 2017 Workers’ Compensation Educational Conference David Stills, Vice President, Global Risk Management […]

Communicating to Millennials in the Workplace and on the Jury

Due to an aging workforce, companies will face tremendous turnover in teams and management in the next few decades. This session at WCI’s 2017 Workers’ Compensation Educational Conference highlighted employment programs, retention tools, leadership development and unique litigation claim strategies that resonate with younger demographics. The panel included: Mark Siciliano, Vice President & Managing Director, […]

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 […]

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