The Impact of Catastrophic Events on Workers’ Compensation

At the 2022 NCCI Annual Insights Symposium, Katherine Williamson from NCCI discussed the impact catastrophes have on workers’ compensation. Understanding Past Events There have been many past events that redefined workers’ compensation risk with the first being the Triangle Shirtwaist Fire in 1911. Workers’ compensation and many workplace safety laws arose after this. In 1947, […]

The Workforce After COVID-19

At the 2022 WCRI Annual Conference, a panel discussed how the pandemic has changed the workplace. The speakers were: Denise Algire – Albertsons Companies Dan Allen – Construction Industry Service Corporation Craig Ross – Liberty Mutual Sebastian Negrusa – WCRI Vaccine Requirements Educational efforts around the vaccine have been successful in many industries, leading to […]

Economic Disruption and Workers’ Compensation

At the 2022 WCRI Annual Conference, Robert Hartwig, Associate Professor of Finance from the University of South Carolina, talked about a variety of issues impacting the economy and workers’ compensation. Inflation Overview and Impact The current drivers of inflation are rooted in pandemic-related supply chain disruption and monetary policy changes made in response to the […]

NCCI State of Line Report

On May 11, 2021, NCCI held their Annual Issues Symposium. NCCI is the largest workers’ compensation rating agency representing 34 states, which is the data used in their analysis. The main event of the Annual Issues Symposium is always their State of the Line Presentation. Here are some highlights from that presentation: Net written premium […]

The Evolving Portfolio of Risk in Higher Education

Between the shift to remote learning and mitigating the risks of COVID-19, higher education has had a tumultuous year. And with new risks emerging almost too regularly, retentions and limits are increasing, making obtaining coverage a challenge. In this session at RIMS 2021, four higher education risk management specialists covered the dominant risks shaping coverage for […]

Staying Ahead of Safety Trends, Protocols and Preparation

Due to COVID-19, safety trends and protocols are rapidly changing every day. This session at RIMS 2021 cited several considerations that organizations should have on their radar as employees begin to return to workplaces across the nation. Speakers included: Michael Lorms, Risk Services Manager, Sedgwick Joseph Whitlock, Senior Advisor, Industrial Hygiene, EFI Global Communication COVID-19 […]

Navigating Changing Legislation Where Health and Compliance Matter

While it will take time to consider the full impact of the pandemic, early claims data has allowed us to get a picture of its effect on the industry, including the makeup of COVID-19-related claims. In this session at RIMS 2021, experts discuss COVID-19’s impact on the claims experience, both in the occupational and non-occupational […]

A Glassy Lake or Steep Waterfall? The Challenges of Predicting Black Swan Events

The last 20 years have produced an increasing number of disruptive, complex and unpredictable events, even black swans. In this session at RIMS 2021, two risk management experts explore ways to identify and assess exposures to build resiliency to these events in your organization. Guests included: Bob Bowman – Senior Director, Risk Management, The Wendy’s […]

The View from 30,000 Feet: How JetBlue Manages the Current Risk Management Landscape

2020 was an unprecedented year for all industries, especially the airline industry. In this RIMS 2021 session, Lee Garvin, JetBlue’s Director Risk Management, explained how the company met their recent risk management challenges with safety at the forefront and continues to maintain an award-winning workers’ compensation program. According to Garvin, it has been quite a […]

Is it Possible to Crisis-Proof an Organization?

Are you still performing risk management responsibilities as you did in 2019? What may have worked then certainly may not work now, given the uncertainties of 2020 and 2021. In this session at RIMS 2021, James Green, Director of Risk Practices at Origami Risk, uncovers what risk managers can do to stay relevant moving forward. […]

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