NWCDC Sessions: Dec. 6, 2017
Expo Hall Hours: 10 – 12:15 · 1:30 – 5
11:00-12:15 / The Current State of Wearable Technology in Workers’ Compensation
TC1: Learn about wearable uses and the concerns this technology raises with Michael Skorup, sales consultant, dorsaVi; Thomas Ryan, senior principal, Willis Towers Watson; and Todd Dreby, regional safety manager, Randstad North America.
11:00-12:15 / Best Buy’s Cost Reduction Litigation Management Practices
LR1: Best Buy launched a pilot program where it closed 65 percent of legacy claims in its first year, with John Matejcek, risk manager, workers’ comp, Best Buy Co. Inc., and Tiffany Speers, managing partner, Adelson, Testan, Brundo, Novell & Jimenez.
2:30-3:45 / Diversity & Inclusion’s Impact on Workers’ Compensation & Disability Strategies
DM2: Demographics are changing, impacting how employees approach medical care and treatment options, with Azurely Kerr, SVP absence management ops, Sedgwick Claims Management Services Inc., and Janice Van Allen, senior director of workers’ compensation, Walmart Stores Inc.
2:30-3:45 / Regulator Think Tank
LR2: Regulatory action and trends impact workers’ compensation each year. Watch for trending issues with Andrew Sabolic, assistant director, Florida Division of Workers’ Compensation; Christine Baker, director, California Department of Industrial Relations; Ron Dressler, director, Utah Labor Commission Industrial Accidents Division; and Wesley Marshall, chairman, Virginia Workers’ Compensation Commission.