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Understanding the Big Picture in Workers’ Compensation Costs

Check out the latest article from Mark Walls, Vice President Communications & Strategic Analysis, explaining the nuances of pricing in the retention market. See what bureau data does and does not include and how catastrophic workers’ compensation claim trends are evolving. View full article

Navigating Changing Tides

Chief Underwriting Officer Gus Aivaliotis is Insurance Business America’s Industry Icon this month. View the article for his insights on the evolution of underwriting, including topics like the gig economy, technology, an ever-changing regulatory environment and understanding the value embedded in your data.

Social Determinants of Workforce Health

Discover how living conditions and environment have a tremendous impact on healthcare and workers’ compensation outcomes in the latest article by Mark Walls, Safety National’s Vice President Communications & Strategic Analysis, and Kimberly George, Sedgwick’s Senior Vice President and Senior Healthcare Adviser. View the article here on Insurance Thought Leadership.

Injury Rates Still Dropping Even as Older Workers Take Larger Share of Workforce

Injury rates may be down, but when an injury does occur, it is more likely to turn into a costly developmental claim. Mark Walls, Vice President Communications & Strategic Analysis, discusses the “mega claims” trend in his latest interview with Carrier Management. View the full article here.

How to Approach the Future of Work

Many of us think primarily about technology and automation when considering the future of work, but people will remain a critical component of the equation as well. The workers’ compensation industry will not only be challenged with talent attraction and retention, but it will also have to respond to evolving…

An Open Letter to College Graduates from Mark Wilhelm, CEO

Dear College Graduate, You have earned a college degree – congratulations! The hard work and determination you employed to reach this milestone will serve you well throughout your professional career. When you are choosing a path for your professional life, do not underestimate how interesting and rewarding a career in…

The Rapid Evolution of Autonomous Vehicles

Autonomous vehicles are rapidly evolving and each level of automation poses different risks. Tony Hughes, Commercial Auto Product Manager, breaks it all down in his latest article featured on Insurance Thought Leadership. View the full article here.

Mega Claims Show the Value of Workers’ Compensation

The idea of a $10 million workers’ compensation claim would have been shocking just a few years ago. Now, a $40 million claim isn’t all that surprising. So-called ‘mega claims’ are becoming more numerous and more expensive — or, at least, more discussed. But the outcomes associated with them and…

One Big Yawn? Safety Stands at the Intersection of Fatigue, Automation

As machines take on more tasks previously handled by humans, safety experts say the automation of manufacturing processes may be contributing to workplace fatigue. Vik Ramaswamy, M.S., CIH, Risk Control Manager, discussed this trend with Business Insurance. View the full article here.

Workers’ Comp Issues to Watch in 2019

Mark Walls, Vice President Communications & Strategic Analysis, joined forces with Kimberly George, Senior Vice President and Senior Healthcare Adviser at Sedgwick, to identify 20 important workers’ compensation trends that should be on everyone’s radar for 2019. View the full article on Insurance Thought Leadership.

Interview: National Underwriter Excellence in Workers’ Compensation Risk Management Winners

In this video, published on National Underwriter/PC 360’s website, Mark Walls, VP of Communications & Strategic Analysis, and Kimberly George of Sedgwick interview the three winners of the National Underwriter Excellence in Workers’ Compensation Risk Management Award, presented at WCI’s annual conference. View the full interview here.

Successful Safe Patient Handling Programs for First Responders

From a risk management perspective, patient handling injuries to first responders remain a frequent and severe source of loss and expense to public entities. This reality is indicative of the need for cultural changes that will result in first responders consistently using body mechanics and equipment properly; even in the…