Self-Insured Workers' Compensation Program as of 91608 ( P by kos90500


									                    Self-Insured Workers’ Compensation Program as of 9/16/08
                                   (Please check back for updates)

Self-Insured Workers’ Compensation Sessions

WC1: The Wounded Warrior Workers’ Compensation Connection
The vast majority of self-insured employers currently have or will have employees who are members of
the Reserves or National Guard. Many of these employees have been or are now deployed in Iraq or
Afghanistan. Unfortunately, these returning veterans are coming back with record numbers of injuries.
PTSD, traumatic head injuries and amputations are three of the most common injuries. Richard Pimentel
will talk about strategies for working with returning disabled veterans and explore the implications of
when these disabilities are coupled with on-the-job injuries. Mr. Pimentel will introduce a national
strategy for employers to more effectively re-employ returning wounded warriors.

Monday, October 6, 2008, 10:15 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

SPEAKER:      Richard Pimentel
              Senior Vice President
              Milt Wright & Associates, Inc.

WC2: ADA Restoration Act/ Workers’ Compensation Connection
The original Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) had a significant impact on disability
management/return-to-work programs and Workers’ Compensation. Significant adjustments are being
proposed by both the House and the Senate that will have even more profound effects on corporate
return-to-work models. Changes broadening the definition of disabling conditions have the potential to
make most injured employees qualified persons with disabilities under the new act. The inclusion of
temporary conditions will cause employers to re-evaluate the lines between temporary light duty and
reasonable accommodation. Richard Pimentel, our industry’s leading expert in both the ADA and
return-to-work programs, will detail the new legislation and how self-insured organizations need to
upgrade their disability management programs to prepare for it.

Monday, October 6, 2008, 1:45 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. & 3:15 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

SPEAKER:      Richard Pimentel
              Senior Vice President
              Milt Wright & Associates, Inc.
WC3: Self Insured Groups: Surviving and Thriving in the Soft Market (Two Part Discussion)
Self Insured Work Comp Groups (SIG’s), Group Captives and Risk Retention Groups all face fierce
competition from insurance carriers. CCMSI is a leader in Self Insured program management and will
outline proven strategies to retain and add members during the current soft market. The first session will
focus on a successful program management team in developing best practices for underwriting, safety,
claims, accounting and information management. The second session will focus on components of
marketing a group program including communicating value added services.

Tuesday, October 7, 2008, 10:15 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. & 1:45 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

SPEAKER:      Jerry Armatis
              Executive Vice President

WC4: Regulators Perspective on Self-Insurance
A panel of regulators will discuss varied approaches to the oversight of self-insured entities including
the role of self-insurance in a healthy marketplace, specialty regulation and solvency/security

Tuesday, October 7, 2008, 10:15 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

SPEAKERS: To Be Announced

WC5: How to Control the Fastest Growing Component of WC Medical Costs
Workers’ Compensation drug costs now consume 14% of medical expenses nationally. While some
payers are experiencing double digit increases year after year, others have been able to cut their costs.
This session will give an overview of WC drug management, as well as examples of techniques, tools,
and programs employers can use to reduce not only their Rx costs, but also their medical and overall
claims costs. Results from one large employer’s innovative approach to the problem of rising drug costs
will be highlighted.

Tuesday, October 7, 2008, 10:15 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

SPEAKERS: Joseph Paduda
          Health Strategy Associates, LLC

               Robert C. Taylor
               Risk Management Manager
               Gwinnett County Public Schools

WC6: Cutting the Tail – Economics of Loss Portfolio Transfer
Considerations, options and processes for completing Loss Portfolio Transfers for self-insured Workers’
Compensation groups.

Tuesday, October 7, 2008, 1:45 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

SPEAKER:       Michael Kim
               LPT Product Manager
               Safety National Casualty Corporation
              Mark Walls
              Regional Claims Manager
              Safety National Casualty Corporation

WC7: State of the Reinsurance Markets
A general overview of the current excess markets and discussion on impacting trends. Learn what
excess markets look for in their marketplace.

Tuesday, October 7, 2008, 1:45 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

SPEAKERS: Skip Shewmaker
          Vice President
          Safety National Casualty Corporation

              Steven J. Link
              Executive Vice President
              Midwest Employers Casualty Company

WC8: The Changing Climate of Subrogation in Workers' Compensation
What are the benefits of subrogation to the Workers' Compensation self insured and how will the
changing climate of subrogation affect recovery? The fundamental concepts of liability and negligence
and how they apply to a Workers' Compensation claim will be presented, and the importance of the
investigation process will be illustrated and emphasized through case examples.

Tuesday, October 7, 2008, 3:15 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

SPEAKER:      Leslie S. Wiernik, CSRP
              Director of Education and Immediate Past President
              National Association of Subrogation Professionals

WC9: Enterprise Risk Management
Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) is the process by which organizations assess, measure, mitigate and
manage risks from various sources in a comprehensive and consistent manner. This session will provide
a broad overview of ERM, to include making decisions under uncertainty in a consistent, objective and
transparent manner; providing many ancillary benefits to a firm's organizational effectiveness,
reputation, and operational efficiency; and that ERM comes in many sizes suited to an organization's
individual characteristics, resource commitment, and evolutionary path.

Tuesday, October 7, 2008, 3:15 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

SPEAKER:      Jeff Belmont
              Vice President
              Guy Carpenter & Co., LLC

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