Cyber Claims & Losses Update

Understanding current cyber claim trends can be extremely helpful in assessing the cyber risk of a potential policyholder. This session at the 2018 NetDiligence® Cyber Risk Summit explored results from the most recent NetDiligence® Cyber Claims Study and the Verizon Data Breach Incident Response Report. Speakers included: John Mullen, Partner, Mullen Coughlin Beth Diamond, Head […]

Marijuana and Opioids in Workers’ Compensation

At the 2018 NCCI Annual Issues Symposium, David Deitz, MD, and Raji Chadarevian from NCCI discussed the use of medical marijuana and opioids in workers’ compensation. The number of claims that included the use of opioid medications in workers’ compensation decreased 12% from 2014 to 2015 and 8% in from 2015 to 2016. Overall, opioid […]

Workers’ Compensation Mega Losses

At the 2018 NCCI Annual Issues Symposium, Michael Choo and Scott Goll from Paradigm Outcomes discussed trends in mega losses (defined as claims with total incurred greater than $1 million). The types of claims Paradigm sees are catastrophic injuries, including spinal cord, brain injuries, multiple amputations and severe burns. They receive over 1,000 claims per […]

The Sky Fell: Strategies to Manage the Catastrophic Claim

You wake up to news of a catastrophe: mass injuries and property damage. The claimants, reporters and lawsuits will soon follow. What do you do next? At the RIMS 2018 Annual Conference, a panel of experts discuss the strategy to manage the catastrophic claims. The panel included Larry Reback, Managing Principal, Integro Insurance Brokers and […]

Wearable Technology and Workers’ Compensation

At the 2018 RIMS Annual Conference, Tom Ryan from Willis Towers Watson talked about wearable technology in workers’ compensation. Wearables are devices worn on the body that collect information about you and your environment. That information is then provided wirelessly for processing and reporting. One of the concerns around the use of wearable technology in […]

Putting Whole Health into Practice

At the 2018 RIMS Annual Conference, Kimberly George from Sedgwick and Dawn Watkins from LAUSD talked about the challenges and benefits of embracing a whole health model for your workforce. The definition of “whole health” varies depending on your point of view. For some, it means integrating the benefit delivery model to include workers’ comp […]

Engaging Your Employees in Their Recovery

There are several ways to maintain a better connection with injured or ill employees away from work and, in turn, empower them and simplify the process. At the 2018 RIMS Annual Conference, a session discussed the critical importance of engaging with your injured workers. The presenters included Kathy Tazic from Sedgwick and Jake Kelly from General […]

Client Service Instructions: Promise vs. Performance

Establishing Client Service Instructions (CSI), written in cooperation with your workers’ compensation claim partners, that reflect the core values of your organization provide a formal communication tool that sets expectations to all invested parties. This 2017 National Workers’ Compensation and Disability Conference session, presented by Ronda Ostrander – Director, Associate, and Occupational Health and Wellness […]

Blending Oversight and Empowerment to Maximize TPA Results

This session at the 2017 National Workers’ Compensation & Disability Conference offered a behind-the-scenes look at how to build a relationship with third-party administrators (TPA) that drives claims results. Speakers included: Caroline Burhenne, Regional Client Service Manager, PMA Companies Caryl Russo, Senior Vice President Corporate Care, RWJBarnabas Health To create an effective partnership, both employer […]

How Will Insurtech Impact the Claims World?

Workers’ compensation is not immune to the disruptive technologies impacting nearly every industry and line of insurance. In this session at the 2017 National Workers’ Compensation & Disability Conference, Jeffrey Austin White, Senior Vice President of Workers’ Compensation Product Management at Gallagher Bassett, offered insights on the technologies and social trends that will likely impact […]

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