Risk Management Topics of Interest for 2019 and Beyond

Risk management is continuing to expand. The discipline is rapidly embracing areas that would have clearly belonged elsewhere in the past. This session at WCI’s 2019 Workers’ Compensation Educational Conference discussed current disruptors and future outlook. Speakers included: Marc Salm, Vice President, Risk Management, Publix Super Markets, Inc. Peter G. Keating, Jr., CRM, Claims Manager, […]

Customized Early Symptom Intervention Programs – Do They Work?

Early Symptom Intervention (ESI) programs can improve the overall well-being and productivity of workers. However, many employers face challenges when implementing these programs. In this session at WCI’s 2019 Educational conference, panelists discuss how they have developed and maintained successful ESI programs and share statistics on their return on investment. Moderator: Robyn Lewis – Regional […]

The Future of Risk Management

Whether it is black swans, emerging risks, artificial intelligence, the global economy, demographic shifts, or any number of other issues, the future of risk management is evolving and regularly being reassessed and forecasted. This session at WCI’s 2019 Workers’ Compensation Educational Conference explored the issues that are impacting the risk discipline and set the stage […]

What Do Injured Workers Really Think About Workers’ Compensation?

The Workers’ Compensation Research Institute (WCRI) conducted interviews with injured workers over the past four years to help understand how they navigate workers’ compensation systems. This session at WCI’s 2019 Workers’ Compensation Educational Conference highlighted the results and provided insights into areas of opportunity as a result. Speakers included: Michele Adams, Vice President of Risk […]

Walking and Working Surfaces

Slips, trips and falls are among the most common causes of workplace injuries. Knowing the requirements for stairs and ladders, guarding of floor and wall openings and the basics of fall protection is essential for any risk manager. In this session at WCI’s 2019 Workers’ Compensation Educational Conference, Vergie Bain, Compliance Assistance Specialist for the […]

Winning Strategies for Workers’ Compensation Risk Management

This session at WCI’s 2019 Workers’ Compensation Educational Conference highlighted program strategies from the three winners of National Underwriter’s 2019 Excellence in Workers’ Compensation Risk Management Award. Fred Matthews, Senior Manager of Safety, DHL Express DHL Express believes that they have a balanced workers’ compensation program. They have worked to strengthen post-offer physical assessments, they […]

Measurement Outcomes in Workers’ Compensation Risk Management

Collecting data and understanding outcomes is critical to a successful and effective risk management program. This session at WCI’s 2019 Workers’ Compensation Educational Conference showed risk managers how to weed through the endless data points to obtain effective, manageable and useful analysis. Speakers included: Tara Acton, CPCU, ACI, AID, Director of Claims & Counsel, CenturyLink […]

Risk Management Culture De-Coded

This session at WCI’s 2019 Workers’ Compensation Educational Conference gathered a panel of leadership from several companies sharing steps to create an effective culture. Panelists included: Rich Blaser, CEO, Infinite Energy David Bangert, CEO, CHI Overhead Doors Jon McGavin, Area General Manager, JW Marriott & Ritz Carlton Greg McKenna, SVP Communications, Gallagher Bassett Services, Inc. […]

Claims Management: The Largest Component of Total Cost of Risk

Total cost of risk (TCOR) is a term that represents the sum of all aspects of an organization’s operations that relate to risk. Unlike insurance premiums, which you may not have much control over, the indirect costs related to claims is an area where you can influence cost minimizing. This session at the RIMS 2019 […]

Risk Management Tactics & Trends for Public Entities

The public sector faces a set of unique risks and challenges. In this session at the RIMS 2019 Annual Conference & Exhibition, members of the Public Risk Management Association (PRIMA) discussed trending topics related to public entity risk management. Speakers included: David Demchak, President & CEO, Connecticut Interlocal Risk Management Agency Raymond Sibley, Director of […]

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