Managing the Pandora’s Box of Comorbidities

Comorbid conditions are complicating injured worker recovery. This session at the 2017 National Workers’ Compensation & Disability Conference outlined the scope of comorbidity challenges facing employers and strategies to combat them. Speakers included: Eric Patten, Senior Director of Clinical, One Call Care Management Richard Graham, Director Workers’ Compensation, SEPTA Obesity, diabetes, high blood pressure, heart […]

Blending Oversight and Empowerment to Maximize TPA Results

This session at the 2017 National Workers’ Compensation & Disability Conference offered a behind-the-scenes look at how to build a relationship with third-party administrators (TPA) that drives claims results. Speakers included: Caroline Burhenne, Regional Client Service Manager, PMA Companies Caryl Russo, Senior Vice President Corporate Care, RWJBarnabas Health To create an effective partnership, both employer […]

How Will Insurtech Impact the Claims World?

Workers’ compensation is not immune to the disruptive technologies impacting nearly every industry and line of insurance. In this session at the 2017 National Workers’ Compensation & Disability Conference, Jeffrey Austin White, Senior Vice President of Workers’ Compensation Product Management at Gallagher Bassett, offered insights on the technologies and social trends that will likely impact […]

Teddy Award-Winning Employers Showcase Their Successful Strategies

This session at the 2017 National Workers’ Compensation & Disability Conference featured workers’ compensation program concepts from Risk & Insurance’s 2017 Teddy Award winners. The Valley Health System Barbara Schultz, Director, Employee Health and Wellness Establishing Active Shooter Training Valley Health is a regional healthcare system with over 5,000 employees. One of their largest exposures […]

An Integrated Approach to Workers’ Compensation Vendor Management

A high-performance workers’ compensation program requires managing outside vendors and effectively coordinating their service offerings with the employer’s internal resources to improve the injured worker’s experience and case outcomes. In this session at the 2017 National Workers’ Compensation & Disability Conference, a panel of claims experts provided a targeted approach to get the most out […]

Operationalizing Predictive Analytics

The myth surrounding workers’ compensation predictive analytics is that the analytics solve all problems. Sure analytics present the red flags, but they do not provide solutions until you do something with them. This session at the 2017 National Workers’ Compensation & Disability Conference illustrated how to effectively use predictive analytics once they have been collected. […]

Boosting Injured Worker Engagement

At Nordstrom, injured-worker advocacy is not a recent strategy. Over the years, this retailer has worked to perfect its customer-focused approach to engage injured workers and advocate for their care. At the 2017 National Workers’ Compensation & Disability Conference, Janine Kral, Vice President of Risk Management at Nordstrom, described how the company’s practices have evolved […]

Creating an Advocacy Claims Culture

At the 2017 Comp Laude educational event a panel discussed how to evolve your claims model to be more focused on being an advocate for injured workers. The panel included: Rachel Fikes – Rising Medical Solutions (moderator) Denise Algire – Albertson’s Company Darrell Brown – Sedgwick John Riggs – Disneyland Resorts Advocacy means taking a […]

Treating Pain Beyond Opioids

At the 2017 Comp Laude education event, a panel discussed the need to look beyond opioids for the treatment of chronic pain. The panel included: Kimberly George – Sedgwick (moderator) Beth Darnall, PhD – Stanford University Steve Stanos, DO – Swedish Medical Group James Atchison, DO – Shirley Ryan Ability Lab These speakers are some […]

A Conversation About Healthcare in the U.S.

At the 2017 Comp Laude Gala, Kimberly George from Sedgwick hosted a conversation with Dr. Robert Pearl, former CEO of The Permanente Medical Group. Under Dr. Pearl’s leadership he had responsibility for 35,000 staff, 9,000 physicians, and the care of 4 million Kaiser Permanente members on the east and west coasts. The discussion focused on […]

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