2014 NWCDC

Spotlight on Sessions: Friday, Nov. 21

We've picked out four sessions we think you may find informative.
By: | November 21, 2014

60 Tips for Superior Claims Handling in 60 Minutes

Today: 8:30 – 9:45 a.m.

Experts share their experienced words of wisdom to improve case handling. Panelists include Stuart Colburn of Downs Stanford; Todd DeStefano of York Risk Services Group; Jodie Massingill of Sysco Corp.; Robert Rassp of the Law Office of Robert G. Rassp; Ann Schnure of Macy’s Inc.; and Patrick Walsh of Accident Fund Holdings; moderated by Matthew Schiff of Sugar Felsenthal Grais & Hammer LLP.

Loss Mitigation of High Value Claims / CM7

Today: 10 – 11:15 a.m.

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The right risk analysis can maximize loss-control strategies and identify old claims that are ripe for closure. This interactive session tackles cost drivers such as ineffective prescription medications, treating-physician problems and Medicare set-asides. Panelists include Christianne Quinn, national workers’ compensation manager, The Pep Boys; and David Kunz, managing partner, Kunz & Germick.

How to Reduce Costs with a Wellness Program / MM6

Today: 10 – 11:15 a.m.

Well-orchestrated wellness programs targeting employee health risks can have a significant impact on workers’ comp claims and costs. Karen Curran, director, health risk management, Pinnacol Assurance, outlines study findings and highlights ways that lead to better health and financial outcomes.

Managing the Maze of ADA, FMLA and Workers’ Comp / DM6

Today: 10 – 11:15 a.m.

Employers need to understand the nuances of the ways the ADA, family and medical leave laws and workers’ comp converge, impacting employee leave and return-to-work. Tamara Blow, principal consultant, TYB Global Business Consultants, will offer strategies to position RTW and disability management programs for success.

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