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Wednesday, November 06, 11:00 AM - 12:15 PM

  • Room: South Pacific D
  • Session Number: PM1
Advocacy philosophy has left an undeniable mark on worker injury management while approaches to implementing advocacy strategies vary, depending on how employers prioritize their injured workers’ needs, among other practical considerations. But does advocacy really eliminate litigation, reduce costs, and improve overall claims outcomes? Hear the real-world experiences of two... Read More
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Wednesday, November 06, 2:30 PM - 3:45 PM

  • Room: Islander F-H
  • Session Number: PM2
Transitional return-to-work strategies blended with holistic, wellness, and safety programs that tackle worker fatigue can help organizations keep employees safe and productive on the job. The presenters will discuss why addressing fatigue — alongside a progressive return-to-work plan — is essential for reducing costs and minimizing time on light duty.... Read More
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Thursday, November 07, 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM

  • Room: Islander D-E
  • Session Number: PM3
Interpreting claims and safety data to expose your organizational story is crucial for successfully driving a workers’ compensation program aligned with corporate strategies and the workplace’s political environment. Learn to tell the story that hard claims numbers, safety participation, and utilization rates reveal about your program’s outcomes. A Teddy Award-winning... Read More
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Thursday, November 07, 1:45 PM - 2:45 PM

  • Room: Islander B-C
  • Session Number: PM4
Post offer employment testing is a valuable tool to help avoid injury risks, especially in today’s tight labor market. But regulatory constraints and recent Equal Employment Opportunity Commission challenges have amplified the importance of properly designing, implementing, and administering pre-employment screens. This presentation will review how an accommodation request impacts... Read More
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Thursday, November 07, 4:15 PM - 5:15 PM

  • Room: Islander D-E
  • Session Number: PM5
Technological advancements, government regulations responding to the opioid epidemic, and the ever-changing economy are just a few of the factors that drive consolidation and merger & acquisition activity in the workers’ compensation industry. Hear Joseph Berardo describe the current market landscape, highlight M&A case examples, and offer practical guidance to... Read More
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Friday, November 08, 10:00 AM - 11:15 AM

  • Room: South Pacific F
  • Session Number: PM6
Good data storytelling generates meaningful insights, productive dialog, and effective risk management decisions by revealing what is driving claims costs, and what actions can improve outcomes and deliver savings. It applies powerful data visualization to drive deeper understanding of a workers’ compensation program and provides an antidote to an industry... Read More
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