How Marijuana is Affecting Workers’ Compensation and the Workplace

Presented by: Darrell Brown, Executive Vice President and Chief Claims Officer, Sedgwick Claims Management Services, Inc. Denis Algiers, Director, Risk Initiatives/National Medical Director, Albertson’s Safeway, Inc. This session at the RIMS Annual Conference & Exhibition in San Antonio was an overview of the state of recreational and medicinal marijuana legislation and impact with respect to […]

Claims Program Administration Considerations

At the 2018 RIMS Annual Conference, Max Koonce from Sedgwick discussed decisions around risk management claims program administration. The first significant challenge is figuring out what is the most important aspect of your program and whether your focus is short term or long term. Do you view your risk management vendors as just a commodity […]

Five Pitfalls on Business Interruption Claims

At the 2018 RIMS Annual Conference, Christopher Loebler from the firm McCarter & English discussed business interruption claims. Business interruption usually falls within your property policy. The coverage is triggered by a property loss from a covered peril under the policy that shuts down your business for a period of time. One-in-five U.S. companies sustain […]

Preparing to Insure Autonomous Vehicles

Autonomous vehicle technology is moving fast and is considered by many as an impending disruptor to auto, personal and products liability. But how imminent is the change and what will it look like? This session at the 2018 Advisen Casualty Insights Conference explored autonomous vehicle technology and the insurance market’s response. Panelists included: Elizabeth K. […]

An Integrated Approach to Workers’ Compensation Vendor Management

A high-performance workers’ compensation program requires managing outside vendors and effectively coordinating their service offerings with the employer’s internal resources to improve the injured worker’s experience and case outcomes. In this session at the 2017 National Workers’ Compensation & Disability Conference, a panel of claims experts provided a targeted approach to get the most out […]

Boosting Injured Worker Engagement

At Nordstrom, injured-worker advocacy is not a recent strategy. Over the years, this retailer has worked to perfect its customer-focused approach to engage injured workers and advocate for their care. At the 2017 National Workers’ Compensation & Disability Conference, Janine Kral, Vice President of Risk Management at Nordstrom, described how the company’s practices have evolved […]

Claims Executive Panel

At the 2017 America’s Claims Event a panel of senior claims executives talked about their insights on where claims are now and how they will evolve in the future. The panel was: Eric Brandt – Managing Director and Chief Claims Officer, Esurance (Moderator) Paul Strohfus – Vice President Claims Legal Services, WR Berkley Corporation John […]

Emerging Claims Litigation Trends

At the 2017 America’s Claims event, a panel discussed emerging trends in claims litigation on certain issues. The panel members were all representatives of Your House Counsel: Timothy Crawley – Partner, Anderson Crawley & Burke PLCC Edward Bacon – Partner, Bacon Thornton & Palmer LLP Deana Dagner – Partner, Dagner Schulter Mitzner Weber LLC Paul […]

Liability Exposures of 3D Printing

At the 2017 America’s Claims Event a session discussed liability exposures from 3D printing. The speaker was Christopher Iliff, Senior Vice President with Swiss Re. 3D printing has the potential to revolutionize the manufacturing industry. It is different from other manufacturing processes in that it is additive vs subtractive. In other words, something is created […]

Rise of Cyber Claims

At the 2017 America’s Claims Event, a panel discussed the threat about cyber attacks and data breaches. The panel was: Jennifer Coughlin – Partner, Muller Coughlin Danielle Roth – Team Leader Cyber, XL Catlin Atari Soni – Senior Vice President Cyber Claims Advocacy Leader, Marsh USA Inc Cyber policies are different from other coverage in […]

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