Workers’ Compensation Issues to Watch and COVID-19

In this session at the WSIA 2020 Annual Conference, Kimberly George, Senior Vice President for Corporate Development, M&A, and Healthcare for Sedgwick, and Mark Walls, Vice President for Communications and Strategic Analysis for Safety National, discuss the major issues affecting workers’ compensation this year and how COVID-19 has drastically impacted each. Election Impact There is […]

Workers’ Compensation Issues at a National Level

From attacks on exclusive remedy, to rapidly-evolving presumption laws, there are several workers’ compensation issues that should be on your radar. In this session at the WSIA 2020 Annual Conference, Robert ‘Buz’ Minor, Executive Director of the National Council of Self-Insurers (NCSI), shared national trends and their impact on the industry. Attacks on Exclusive Remedy […]

Catastrophic Wildfire and Landslide Losses: Trends and Resolutions

There have always been wildfires in California, however, their severity and frequency have become worse. This session at the PARMA 46th Conference and Expo addressed coverage, liabilities and claims handling issues related to wildfire and landslide events. Panelists included: Dennis Timoney, Chief Risk Officer, Special District Risk Management Authority Kevin Hansen, Partner, McCormick Barstow, LLP […]

IAIABC Regulators Forum

At the 2017 International Association of Industrial Accident Boards and Commissions (IAIABC) Annual Convention, workers’ compensation regulators from around the nation discussed regulatory and policy issues in their jurisdiction. New Mexico Just filed a 16% decrease in workers’ compensation rates. They are getting push back on that from carriers who feel it is excessive and […]

Federal Risk Management Issues Affecting Employers

This session at the 2016 California Workers’ Compensation & Risk Conference analyzed the latest federal workers’ compensation trends and their impact on employers. Speakers included: Gregory McKenna, VP & Counsel Governmental Affairs, Gallagher Bassett Robert Cartwright, Jr., Safety and Health Regional Manager, Bridgestone Retail Operations OSHA’s Electronic Reporting Regulations OSHA recently issued a final reporting […]

California Workers’ Compensation Market Trends

In this session at the 2016 California Workers’ Compensation & Risk Conference, experts gathered to discuss trends in the California workers’ compensation marketplace. Panelists included: Bill Mudge, President, WCIRB California Danielle Lisenbey, CEO, Broadspire Bryan Bogardus, Chief Operating Officer, AF Group Pamela Ferrandino, Executive Vice President & Senior Principal, National Casualty, Willis Towers Watson (moderator) […]

The Current State of California Workers’ Compensation

At the 2015 California Workers’ Compensation & Risk Conference, this panel of industry stakeholders weighed in on the overall condition, including cost drivers and legislation, affecting California workers’ compensation system. Panelists included: Moderator: Mark Walls, VP Communications & Strategic Analysis at Safety National David North, CEO at Sedgwick Kevin Confetti, Deputy Chief Risk Officer at […]

CCWC Legislative and Political Update

The 2015 California Coalition on Workers’ Compensation Annual Conference (CCWC) kicked off with a Legislative and Political Update presented by Paul Yoder and Jason Schmelzer from CCWC. In the last year, there have been four out of 40 members of the State Senate who were suspended for misconduct. This resulted in the Democrats losing their […]

California WC System: A Regulator’s Perspective

At the 2015 WCIRB Annual Conference, California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones discussed the state of California’s workers’ compensation system from his position as the regulator of all insurance issues in the state. California is the nation’s largest insurance market and would be the sixth largest insurance market in the world if it was an independent […]

Game Changers in the Insurance Industry

This RIMS 2015 panel gathered senior industry executives from brokerage firms to discuss what they believe are the real game changers in the insurance marketplace. Speakers Included: David Batchelor, President, International Division, Marsh LLC Steve McGill, Group President, Aon PLC J. Patrick Gallagher, Chairman, President & CEO, Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. Dominic Casserley, Chief […]

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