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 […]

Washington State Department of Labor & Industries Update

In this session at the WSIA 2020 Annual Conference, Joel Stacks, Director of the Washington State Department of Labor & Industries, shared the latest updates on the state’s workers’ compensation system. The governor has recently announced his plan to re-open Washington. That decision was driven by data with considerations on whether they had the infrastructure […]

Top Collision Causes in Municipal Fleets

Government drivers are 10% more likely to cause preventable collisions than any other set of drivers. In this session at the PARMA 46th Conference and Expo, Barbara Egan of Lytx DriveCam detailed these collision trends. Drivers are distracted. Vehicles are increasingly complex, drivers are fatigued, skills and risk acceptance vary. The three prevalent collision behaviors […]

Abstract Expressions of Risk Management: The Art of the Org Chart

Risk management is assigned to different departments depending on the needs and organizational structure of each public agency. In this session at the PARMA 46th Conference and Expo, panelists discussed various organizational structures and their related pros and cons. Speakers included: Steve Robles, Assistant Chief Executive Officer for Risk Management and Privacy, County of Los […]

To Hell & Back – Disaster Lessons from Risk Managers

There can be numerous challenges faced during the emergency phase and into the recovery phase of a disaster. At the PARMA 46th Conference and Expo, a panel of County Risk Managers discussed what worked and what failed in their disaster planning, and how a community can survive and bounce back from the unthinkable. Speakers included: […]

Public Sector Risk Management Challenges

From budget issues to cyber and active shooter events, public entity risk managers have a lot on their plates these days. This session at the PARMA 46th Conference & Expo offered risk manager and broker perspectives to a range of recent challenges facing the public sector. Presenters included: David Nunley, Risk Manager (retired), City of […]

Critical Sexual Misconduct Issues for Public Entities

Sexual misconduct claims are extremely challenging to manage. This session at the PARMA 46th Conference and Expo examined issues related to these claims, including jury challenges, risk manager involvement, theories of liability and defense strategies. Speakers included: Peter Glaessner, Founding Partner, Allen Glaessner Hazelwood & Werth LLP Steven Werth, Founding Partner, Allen, Glaessner, Hazelwood & […]

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 […]

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