Risk Management as a Strategic Imperative – Getting the Message to the C-Suite/Board

Today’s risk management issues are faster and more complex than ever before. Organizations must be vigilant in monitoring and managing challenges stemming from insurance market fluctuations, emerging cyber risks, increasing nuclear verdicts, and pulsating pressures on the workforce. This environment thrusts the spotlight on risk management while elevating professional prominence and visibility within the C-Suite […]

Slips, Trips, and Falls… Still the Uncontested Leader of Claims After All These Years

One of the leading causes of work-related injuries is slip, trip, and fall claims. To address this business risk, it is important we understand what causes these events, and determine the standard of care and best practices to consider when looking for solutions and risk treatment options. In this session at WCI’s 2023 Workers’ Compensation […]

Finding New Value in Data and Enhancing Its Utilization

We have seen significant shifts in many aspects of the employment environment over the last several years – generational workforce changes, expectation of remote work options, cultural and societal shifts, and wage inflation to name a few. Additionally, we have seen a significant increase in the use of technology in all aspects of our lives, […]

The Five Generations in the Workforce

For the first time in history, five different generations make up the workplace. What kind of challenges does this present for today’s employers, and how does a generational workforce affect one’s ability to manage people? In this session from the 2023 Workers’ Compensation Institute Educational Conference, expert Risk Managers identify key traits, beliefs, and life […]

Winning Strategies for Workers’ Compensation Risk Management

This session at WCI’s 2023 Workers’ Compensation Educational Conference highlighted program strategies from the three winners of National Underwriter’s 2023 Excellence in Workers’ Compensation Risk Management Award. Bryan Conner, Manager of Workers’ Compensation, American Airlines American Airlines has a massive workforce, employing over 100,000 workers. These jobs are physically-demanding, including roles ranging from ticket agents […]

Public Entity Industry Challenges and Solutions

Public entities face a wide variety of challenges, including unique claims exposures, limited budgets, and a limited insurance marketplace. In this facilitated roundtable at RIMS 2023, industry leaders from the public sector shared their latest challenges and discussed potential solutions. Panelists included: Mark Walls, Vice President of Client Engagement at Safety National (moderator) Tamika Puckett, […]

OSHA Compliance and Workers’ Compensation

What are the major reputational risk facing employers in today’s environment? At the 2022 WCR Conference, a group of expert panelists discussed the interplay of managing OSHA compliance risk and workers’ compensation. The speakers included: Jordan Hetherington – ARM – Workers’ Compensation Manager, Tesla Roy Park – Park | Guenthart Amir Sharifi – Sr. Manager, Workplace Risk, […]

Risk Challenges Facing Companies in Transition: New Businesses, Big Growth, Restructures and Change

The last few years have been major challenges for risk managers. Besides COVID-19, risk managers have had to face dramatic changes in business demands, supply chain and economic disruptions, the Great Resignation, court shutdowns, “yo-yoing” workers’ compensation costs, hard insurance markets, work-from-home and return-to-the-workplace issues. Some companies got bigger by growth or acquisition, some went […]

Where Have the Risk Managers Gone?

At the 2022 PRIMA Annual Conference, a session discussed how to facilitate the transition from a long-time risk manager to a new person in that role. The speakers, all past PRIMA presidents, were: Sarah Perry – City of Columbia (retiring soon) Dean Coughenour – City of Flagstaff (recently retired) Daniel Hurley – City of Chesapeake […]

Risk Managers Discuss Their Strategies in Producing Quality Claims Outcomes

What are the most important focuses for workers’ compensation programs that lead to quality claims outcomes and what are the claims strategies and initiatives that best drive results? At the 2021 Workers’ Compensation Institute Conference in Orlando, a a panel of risk managers share what has worked well for them, and how they drive those […]

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