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Self-Insuring Workers’ Comp

Seth Smith, Senior Vice President of Excess Workers’ Compensation Underwriting, tells Rough Notes why self-insuring workers’ compensation can be one of the best alternatives for employers who want control. View the full article here.

Blunt Talk About Marijuana

Mark Walls, VP of Communications & Strategic Analysis, writes about the evolving world of medical and recreational marijuana as it relates to workers’ compensation in this cover story in Workers’ Compensation Magazine. View the article here.

Workers’ Comp Not ‘Demolished’: What ProPublica Neglected to Tell You

Mark Walls, Vice President Communications & Strategic Analysis, does not fully agree with the feature report published by ProPublica on “The Demolition of Workers’ Comp.” PC360 published his response. View the full article here.

Physician Dispensing: Costs, Consequences

Mark Walls, Vice President Communications & Strategic Analysis, reports on the latest WCRI findings related to physician dispensing on Insurance Thought Leadership. View the full article here.

Thought Leaders on the Present and Future of Workers’ Comp

Mark Walls, Vice President Communications & Strategic Analysis, joins other industry experts as they share their thoughts about the challenges and trends facing workers’ comp professionals with Risk & Insurance. View the full article here.

Did New Mexico Court Open ‘Pandora’s Bong’ With Nod to Pot for Worker?

There is no shortage of idioms for workers’ compensation experts who are concerned over a decision last week from the New Mexico Court of Appeals, which found that medical marijuana qualifies as treatment for injured workers. Mark Walls, Vice President Communications & Strategic Analysis, shares his predictions on if we…

Insurers Thankful for Reauthorization of TRIA

President Barack Obama signed in a six year renewal of Terrorism Risk Insurance Act (TRIA) last Tuesday, and workers’ comp insurers sighed in relief after thirteen days of uncertainty following the expiration of the previous bill at the end of 2014. Mark Walls, Vice President Communications & Strategic Analysis, weighs…

Terrorism Risk Insurance Bill Passes House

The federal backstop for anti-terrorism insurance passes the House, but it could get crowded out by other priorities in the Senate. Mark Walls, Vice President Communications & Strategic Analysis, provides his predictions on the bill’s fate to CFO Magazine. View the full article here.

Workers’ Comp Issues to Watch in 2015

Tis the season for reflections on the past and predictions for the future. As we kick off 2015, Mark Walls, Vice President of Communications & Strategic Analysis, writes about his thoughts on the workers’ compensation issues to watch this year on Insurance Thought Leadership. View the full article here.

Workers’ Comp Insurers Unfazed by TRIA Failure For Now But Expect Quick Fix

Insurance Journal interviewed several insurance executives on their outlook while the industry expects the new Congress that convenes this week to act quickly to reauthorize the Terrorism Risk Insurance Act (TRIA). Mark Walls, Vice President of Communications & Strategic Analysis, explains why there appears to be little reaction in the…

Join Safety National at the National Workers’ Compensation & Disability Conference & Expo

November 19-21, 2014, Safety National will be attending, exhibiting and speaking at the National Workers’ Compensation & Disability Conference & Expo in Las Vegas, Nevada. Visit us at booth # 1539 and don’t miss our sessions: Risk Financing: Selecting the Best Option for Your Company – Nov. 19 at 2:30…

Mark Wilhelm to Speak at Casualty Insights Conference

Safety National’s CEO, Mark Wilhelm, will participate on a CEO panel at Advisen’s Casualty Insights Conference on Tuesday, March 19th. He will join a group of CEOs from other prominent insurance carriers in a session titled, “The State of the Casualty Insurance Market,” where panelists will discuss trends related to…