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, […]

2025 Outlook: Forecasts and Predictions from the CEO’s Desk

It is interesting and also imperative to look beyond today’s service demands and activities and project well into the future to anticipate needs and opportunities in the years ahead. We heard from the leaders of three leading third party administrator claims organizations. They are also the three immediate past keynote speakers from the WCI conference. […]

Improving the Image of Workers’ Compensation

Workers’ compensation has come under the public eye in a very negative way. Yet, there really are success stories and other vignettes where workers’ compensation did work, where people did recover and were provided all that the law allows and more. So how does the industry put its best foot forward? This session at WCI’s […]

Winning Strategies for Workers’ Compensation Risk Management

This session at WCI’s 2016 Workers’ Compensation Educational Conference highlighted program strategies from the three winners of the 2016 Excellence in Workers’ Compensation Risk Management Award. SMS Holdings Corporation SMS Holdings provides full housekeeping services for large locations like airports, stadiums and malls. They created a nationwide safety program called Stop. Think. Act. They specifically […]

Pre-Employment, Post-Offer Testing – Strategies and Best Practices

This 2016 WCI session’s speaker was Bob Patterson, MPT, MBA, CAE, Executive Vice President/Co-Founder, Briotix Inc., Thousand Oaks, CA. Pre-employment, post-offer (PEPO) candidate testing has proven to be an effective means of reducing incidence rates and workers’ compensation costs. This session highlighted the nature of this risk management tool with regard to legal issues, implementation […]

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