2014 NWCDC

Spotlight on Sessions: Thursday, Nov. 20

We've picked out four sessions we think you may find informative.
By: | November 20, 2014

Modeling Managed Care /MM4

Today: 10:45 a.m. – noon

Two large self-insured employers and a national workers’ comp consultant break down the types of services that deliver the best outcomes for the injured worker and the greatest cost savings to the company. Panelists include John Riggs, manager, workers’ compensation, Disneyland Resort; John Smolk, principal manager, workers’ compensation, Southern California Edison; and Barry Bloom, principal, The bdb Group.

How Diversity Impacts WC and Disability / DM5

Today: 1:30 – 2:45 p.m.

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The range of differences in age, race, religion, and general and physical abilities is increasingly impacting companies. This session examines the impact of diversity on workers’ comp and disability programs and offers strategies to manage these differences. Panelists include Jennifer De La Torre, executive director, workforce diversity, AT&T; and Elizabeth Demaret, EVP, Sedgwick

Holding Your Insurer/TPA Accountable / PM5

Today: 3:45 – 5 p.m.

Two senior-level claims managers showcase strategies for successfully overseeing TPAs and insurer services, to keep them engaged and accountable for high-quality service. Panelists include Darin Hampton, workers compensation regional coordinator, International Paper, and Jodie Massingill, senior manager, casualty claims, Sysco Corp.

Industry Bloggers Inform and Entertain / CM6

Today: 3:45 – 5 p.m.

Some of the industry’s top bloggers will examine the news, trends and events shaping the workers’ comp world. Panelists include David DePaolo of WorkCompCentral.com; Joseph Paduda of Managed Care Matters blog; Rebecca Shafer of ReduceYourWorkersComp.com; and Robert Wilson of WorkersCompensation.com; moderated by Mark Walls of WorkCompAnalysis.com

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