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 […]

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, […]

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