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Workers’ Comp Insurance Exposed:
Views From the Industry’s Leading Carriers PM1
Chris Irving, Regional VP, National Accounts, The Travelers Cos. Inc.
Russell Johnston, Casualty President for the Americas Region, American International Group Inc.;
Member, NCCI Board of Directors
Debbie Michel, EVP Commercial Markets, Liberty Mutual Insurance; President, Helmsman Management
Moderator: Eric Silverstein, SVP and Risk Management Leader, Lockton Cos.
Wednesday, Nov. 19 | 11 a.m. - 12: 15 p.m.
What’s shaping the insurance claims and underwriting landscape these days? What lies ahead that
could influence workers’ comp? Find out, as leaders of the nation’s largest workers’ comp carriers reveal their thoughts on the very latest workers’ comp cost drivers and key elements affecting the industry.
• Evaluate the claims and economic forces impacting insurance underwriting
Risk Financing: Selecting the Best Option for Your Company PM2
• Recognize how insurers view current conditions and the environment molding
• Determine which market forces and expense drivers insurers are evaluating
Mark Walls, VP Communications & Strategic Analysis, Safety National
Wednesday, Nov. 19 | 2: 30 - 3: 45 p.m.
Risk managers face various risk financing options for their workers’ comp programs including first
dollar coverage, deductibles, self-insurance or a blend of these insurance structures. Mark Walls will
explain the significant differences between available insurance arrangements plus key considerations
when planning your optimal risk financing strategies. Collateral considerations, claims administration,
state assessments, taxes, guarantee funds, insurance purchasing conditions and regulatory compliance are among factors that will be discussed.
• Cite risk financing options available for workers’ comp programs
• Explore the short- and long-term impacts of different financing options
• Determine which risk transfer structure may be most beneficial for your company
Apply Post-Loss Claims Data to Structure
Your Pre-Loss Safety Culture Program PM3
Patricia Hostine, Global Manager Workers’ Compensation, Cooper Standard Automotive
Thursday, Nov. 20 | 8: 30 - 9: 45 a.m.
Workers’ comp insurance premiums shouldn’t increase due to
a lack of attention to safety. See how Ms. Hostine takes action
to make Cooper Standard Automotive’s risks more attractive
to underwriters through safety interaction and loss-reduction
practices. Her measures include analyzing post-loss information to prevent future accidents and improving return-to-work
outcomes by restructuring the language used to communicate
the workers’ comp process to injured workers.
• Apply ideas for making your workers’
Program Management NEW
comp program enticing to underwriters
through decreasing risk
• Examine looping back claims data to shape
pre-loss safety practices and prevent
• Identify how worker communications impact
Manager of Compliance
Allegiant Travel Company
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