Wellness ZENter Recap, April 24

Employee health took center stage during Monday’s Wellness ZENter presentations at RIMS. Dave North, President and CEO at Sedgwick, kicked off the day with a corporate wellness discussion with Shawn Leavitt, Senior Vice President of Global Benefits at Comcast. They highlighted the importance of wellness for individuals and populations, and how health and productivity impact […]

Controversy Continues: Medical Marijuana in Workers’ Compensation

During a session at the RIMS 2017 Annual Conference, Kevin Glennon, VP of Clinical Programs, One Call Care Management, and Markie Davis, Risk Manager, State of Colorado, discuss medical marijuana. As the push for legalization continues, let’s explore the hailstorm of medical, legal and regulatory questions this brings. Federal Law The Controlled Substances Act categorizes […]

Kill the Distractions, Save Your Employees

At the RIMS 2017 Annual Conference, Timothy McCarty, AVP Risk Control, Trident Public Risk, and Jennifer Stancil, Risk Management Specialist, New Hanover County, discuss distracted driving, how to understand the problem and its risk management implications. We live in a society that we are very busy so we try to do everything in the car. […]

The Impact of Violence Against Police

According to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund, from 2015 to 2016, the number of police officers shot and killed in the United States increased by 44 percent. Retaliatory violence directed at officers has also jumped. This session at the RIMS 2017 Annual Conference and Exhibition addressed how the increase of violence against law […]

Risk Shrink: The Human Element of Risk

At the RIMS 2017 Annual Conference, Hester Shaw, Internal Control Framework Director, GSK, and Sean Murphy, CEO, Lootok, lead a session titled Risk Shrink: The Human Element of Risk. The human element of risk is normally the one left off, but is one of the most important aspects in risk management. Each person behaves different […]

Risk Manager Perspectives on Insurance Disruptors

At the 2017 Advisen Casualty Insights Conference, a panel of risk managers discussed the disruptors they are seeing in their business and disruptors they would like to see in the insurance marketplace. The panel included: Stephen Kempsey – U.S. Casualty Practice Leader, Marsh (moderator) Jennifer De La Torre – AVP Risk Management, AT&T Roger Hammer […]

Merging Safety Cultures

At the 2016 Illinois Self Insurers’ Association 38th Annual Educational Seminar and Membership Meeting, Joan Vincenz, Managing Director Workers’ Compensation and Managed Care with United Airlines, talked about the process United went through to restructure their workers’ compensation program when they merged with Continental. The vision statement of United Airlines is to return their employee to […]

Creating a World-Class Risk & Safety Culture

In this session at the 2016 California Workers’ Compensation & Risk Conference, three seasoned risk management professionals shared their experiences around changing the mindset, and ultimately the culture, of organizations to become safety focused. Speakers included: Dan Holden, Manager, Corporate Risk & Insurance, Daimler Trucks North America Heidi Bastien, Director of Risk Management, Rubio’s Restaurants, […]

Preparing for Cyber Threats

Cyber attacks expose an organization to various cyber risks like financial loss, regulatory sanctions and reputational damage. In this session at the 2016 California Workers’ Compensation & Risk Conference, Heather Wilkinson, Vice President, FINEX E&O/Cyber Manager at Willis Towers Watson, discussed current cyber threats and what companies can do to counter them. The cyber insurance […]

“Comp Talks” – Three Powerful Sessions in One Hour

“Comp Talks 2016” featured three women in risk management who discussed their formulas for success in developing and maintaining winning risk management programs. The speakers for this 2016 WCI session included: Moderator: Joe Picone, CPCU, AIC, Claim Consulting Practice Leader, Willis Towers Watson, Glen Allen, VA Panel: Michele Adams, Vice President, Risk Management Services, Walt […]

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