Liability Self-Insurance

At the 2016 ACE Conference, Bob Wiese from Disneyland Resort discussed the differences between traditional insurance and self-insurance when it comes to liability claims. One of the biggest advantages of being self-insured for liability claims is that you get to define what claims you are going to handle and how you will handle them. You […]

Modernizing Claim Payments

At the 2016 ACE Conference, Randi Lichtenstein from BNY Mellon and Don St Jacques from Jopari Solutions discussed opportunities for insurers to increase adoption of electronic payments. Payment Evolution Countries like the UK have payment systems that are advanced beyond ours and they have not been paper check based for years. Paper checks are very […]

Vendor Relationships and Quality Control

At the 2016 ACE conference, a panel discussed how good vendor relationships can help you achieve your company’s mission. The panel was: Jennifer Cooper-Matlack from New Jersey Manufacturers Patricia Walsh from New Jersey Manufacturers George Rosch from CCC Information Services Laura Werner  from CCC Information Services Employers, carriers and TPAs partner with vendors to provide […]

Wearable Technology’s Impact On Claims Management

At the 2016 ACE Conference, Brad Koland, Director of Risk and Insurance Management with Land O’Lakes and Jarrod Magan, VP Client Technology Services with Sedgwick discussed the increasing role that wearable technology is playing in claims management. We are not far away from the day when an individual’s wearable device can upload data directly to […]

Predictive Claims Models

At the 2016 Lockton Complex Risk Symposium in St Louis, a panel discussed the use of predictive claim models. The panel was: Mark Moitoso – SVP Analytics Practice Leader, Lockton Gary Anderberg – SVP Claim Analytics, Gallagher Bassett JJ Schmidt – SVP Managed Care, York Risk Services Melissa Dunn – VP and Managing Director, Helmsman […]

TPA’s Changing Roles

At the 2016 Advisen Casualty Insights Conference, a panel discussed the changing role of Third Party Administrators (TPAs) due to new tools and methods of doing business. The panel was: Debbie Rogers – Senior Vice President, Global Risk Management – Aramark (moderator) Matt Merna – President – Chubb Global Casualty Dave North – President and […]

Bizzare Workers’ Comp Cases in 2015

At the 2015 National Workers’ Compensation and Disability Conference & Expo, Tom Robinson (co-author of Larson’s Workers’ Compensation Law) presented a session discussing some of the strange cases seen in the workers’ compensation industry this year. Demperio vs Onondaga County, 2015 NY App. Div LEXIS 2561 In New York you cannot file a stress claim […]

Current Issues Related to MSA Compliance

This panel at the 2015 California Workers’ Compensation & Risk Conference dove into current issues and best practices with regards to Medicare Set-Asides (MSA).  Panelists included: Moderator: Mark Walls, Vice President Communications & Strategic Analysis at Safety National Kristine M. Wilson, Esq., MSCC, Chief Operating Officer and General Counsel at Tower MSA Partners Jake Reason, […]

Concerns About Neurodiagnostic Studies

At the 2015 Harbor Health MPN Medical Director meeting, Dr. John Robinton from One-Call discussed concerns around the use of neurodiagnostic studies. This focused on the use of nerve conduction studies and EMGs. EMGs and nerve conduction studies can provide information about the site of the pathology, the causal relationship to work, and the severity […]

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Physicians’ Role in Workers’ Compensation

At the 2015 Harbor Health MPN Medical Director Meeting, Dr. Ted Blatt from Harbor Health discussed some of the best practices for physicians in the workers’ compensation system and how outcomes-based networks are changing workers’ compensation. Some of his best practices recommendations included: Engage the patients in thinking about their recovery, not about disability. Focus […]

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