2017 WCRI Annual Conference This Week
The 2017 WCRI Annual Conference (Workers Compensation Research Institute) takes place in Boston at The Westin Copley Place Hotel. Old Man Winter passed by Boston this week. I remember the conference from 2 years ago. Check out the snow in this video. I measured it at 20 foot tall piles then. The pictures taken in the video represent Boston well – nice city.
Check out a great pic review of Boston here.
WCRI chose this theme for 2017 – Persistent Challenges and New Opportunities: Using Research to Accelerate the Dialogue.
This theme was distilled from the Department of Labor’s recent report. The report heavily questioned if the Workers Comp system was proving proper and timely benefits.
The report threw a large amount of shade on the current Workers Comp environment in the US. The report pointed out many shortcomings of the Workers Comp system. The report linked to an attempt to have some type of Federal oversight. Please see these three articles on the Federalization of Workers Comp (c).
The Grand Bargain flashlight shines away on WC. However, one needs to remember that without the Workers Comp system employers and employees would tie up the court systems for decades with General Liability (GL) lawsuits. I handled GL claims for a number of years. Believe me, no one wants GL claims for injured workers.
Check out the blog on Thursday and Friday for more info. J&L will publish our usual Thursday at 2PM newsletter on Friday just past noon. Read the blog quite often. I will live-blog the sessions.
The list of companies (not all listed)attending the 2017 WCRI Annual Conference covers most of the insurance industry. See below.
Accident Fund Group
Ahold USA, Inc.
Berkley Medical Management Solutions
Bimbo Bakeries USA
C. F. Parry Associates
California Workers’ Compensation Institute
Care Bridge International
Chubb North America
Cincinnati Insurance Company
Claims Bureau USA
Consumer Health Connections
CORA Health Services, Inc.
Coventry Workers Compensation Services
Definiti Comp Solutions
Eastern Alliance Insurance Group
Effective Health Systems
Employers Insurance Company of Nevada
Go Transportation & Translation
Goodman McGuffey LLP
Health Strategy Associates LLC
Indiana Compensation Rating Bureau
Informed Medical Decisions Foundation/Healthsie
Insurance Information Institute
Iowa Division of Workers’ Compensation
Kansas Department of Labor Division of Workers Compensation
Kentucky Employers Mutual Insurance
Legacy Claims Solutions
Liberty Mutual Insurance
Louisiana Workforce Commission – Office of Workers’ Compensation
MA Department of Industrial Accidents
Marriott International, Inc.
Mathematica Policy Research
Maximus Federal Services
Midwest Employers Casualty Company
Milken Institute School of Public Health
Minnesota Workers’ Compensation Insurers Association
Missouri Employers Mutual
Montana Department of Labor & Industry
Moriarty, Shay & Associates, P.C.
Munich Re America,Inc.
Musculoskeletal Health Care Solutions
New York Compensation Insurance Rating Board
New York State Insurance Fund
NJM Insurance Group
ODG/Work Loss Data Institute
OEHN (Occupational and Environmental Health Network)
One Call Care Management
OR Department of Consumer & Business Services
PA & DE Compensation Rating Bureaus
Patterson Harkavy LLP
Plumbers Union Local 75
Priority Care Solutions, LLC
Professional Fire Fighters of New Hampshire
Property Casualty Insurers Association of America
Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago
Rising Medical Solutions
Rocky Mountain Center for Occupational and Environmental Health
Shelter Island Risk Services
Signal Administration, Inc.
Southern California Edison
Southern Company Gas
Spring Consulting Group
Starr Indemnity & Liability Company
Surgical Care Affiliates
Texas Mutual Insurance Co
The ALARIS Group
The Business Council of NYS
The Hanover Insurance Group
The Home Depot
Tower MSA Partners, LLC
U.S. HealthWorks Medical Group
University of Washington School of Medicine
VT Department of Labor
Walmart Stores, Inc.
WCRIBMA (Workers’ Compensation Rating and Inspection Bureau of Massachusetts)
West Media Group
Whole Foods Market
Workers Comp Insider
Workers’ Compensation Claim Resolution (WCCR)
Workers’ Compensation Trust
York Risk Services Group
Zurich North America
I hope to see you at the 2017 WCRI Annual Conference.
Article provided by James J Moore, AIC, MBA, ChFC, ARM. All articles are original content. Check out the full website at www.cutcompcosts.com