Turning the Churn: A Vision for Workers’ Recovery

Jargon frequently used within workers’ compensation shapes injured employee perceptions, opinions about the system and the care they will likely receive ー eventually impacting the outcomes. At the 2018 National Workers’ Compensation & Disability Conference, Bob Wilson, President and CEO of WorkersCompensation.com, presented his thoughts on how to change this climate by emphasizing function and […]

Diversity’s Impact on Claims Handling

Today’s workforce is more diverse than ever. Diversity can impact why claims are filed, how they are managed and, possibly, the end result. Meanwhile, diversity, inclusion and unconscious bias play roles before an injury, during claim management and can drive trial outcomes and resolution. In this session at the 2018 National Workers’ Compensation & Disability […]

Controlling the Tail: New Tricks for Managing and Closing Old-Dog Claims

Closing long-tail claims greatly reduces immediate costs, decreases reserve requirements and diminishes collateral needs, however, not all of these claims are ripe for closing. Mitigating the impact of long-tail claims requires sound strategies for uncovering opportunities to close them when possible and properly managing them when case facts do not support their closure. In this […]

Minimizing Lost Time: Defining Key Stakeholder Roles and Interaction

It is not the accident severity or the injured body part that always determines the length of time an injured worker spends away from work. It is how the injury is managed by the patient, doctor, employer and claims administrator. This session at the 2018 National Workers’ Compensation & Disability Conference highlighted strategies for defining […]

FMLA, ADA and Workers’ Compensation

At the 2018 National Workers’ Compensation and Disability Conference & Expo a session discussed the interplay between leave of absence laws and workers’ compensation. The speakers were: Marti Cardi, Esq – VP Product Compliance, Matrix Absence Management, Inc. Rich Montarbo, Esp – Law offices of Richard Montarbo FMLA is very challenging because it has so […]

Fundamentals for Executives Overseeing Workers’ Compensation

At the 2018 National Workers’ Compensation and Disability Conference & Expo, a session discussed some of the key concepts that executives new to overseeing a workers’ compensation program need to understand. The speakers were: Paul Braun – Managing Director, AON Monica Manske – Senior Manager Workers’ Compensation, Rochester Regional Health Workers’ Compensation Advocacy This concept […]

Things That Make Bob Go Hmmmmm…..

At the 2018 SAWCA All Committee Conference, Bob Wilson from WorkersCompensation.com hosted a panel discussion looking at issues that make him go hmmmm. The panelists were: Dr. Robert Snyder – State of Tennessee Frank McKay – State of Georgia Paul Tauriello – State of Colorado Debrah Watkins – Care Bridge International Identity Theft In an […]

2018 Election Update

At the 2018 SAWCA All Committee Conference, Laura Hart Bryan from NCCI discussed her thoughts on how the recent election will impact workers’ compensation systems around the nation. One of the key things to note about the 2018 mid-term election was the high voter turnout. Around 113 million people voted, which was a 30 million […]

SAWCA Carrier Roundtable

At the 2018 SAWCA All Committee Conference, a panel of carrier representatives discussed a wide variety of issues that are impacting the workers’ compensation industry. The panel was: Tom Hebson – York Risk Services Group Mark Walls – Safety National Shawn Mackey – Midwest Employers Tom Glasson – AIG Recent Election Impact on Workers’ Compensation […]

The Grand Bargain

At the 2018 SAWCA All Committee Conference, a session discussed the state of the Grand Bargain of workers’ compensation. The speakers were: Wade McGuffey – Attorney, Goodman, McGuffey Beth Aldridge – Commissioner, Mississippi Workers’ Compensation Commission Rita Hedrick-Helmick – West Virginia Workers’ Compensation Board Scott Beck – Chair, South Carolina Workers’ Compensation Commission Amy Kingston […]

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