Come join us November 19th–21st at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas at this innovative conference. There is truly no better place to find solutions to your workers’ comp and disability management challenges.You will get proven guidance from top industry professionals and ample time to network.
The 23rd annual conference offers breakout sessions for
- Claims Management
- Medical Management
- Program Management
- Disability Management
- Legal/Regulatory Issues
The expo features a host of exhibitors ready to answer your questions and demonstrate the latest products and services available in the workers’ comp and disability industries.
Among the highlights will be:
Integrating Employees’ Health and Well-Being to Improve the Bottom Line
Medical Case Management: How to Position Your Program for Best Outcomes
Strategies for Overcoming Operational Challenges and Benchmarking Program Performance
Apply Post-Loss Claims Data to Structure Your Pre-Loss Safety Culture Program
Risk ScenariosTM Live! Navigating the Challenging Claim
Going Beyond a “Hunch”:How Analytics and Predictive Modeling Can Identify and Prevent Drug Abuse
Healthcare Reform: Strategies You Can Apply Now
Harley-Davidson Saves $3.5 Million Through Injury Prevention, Management Program
Ethics for HR Specialists, Risk Managers and Claims Adjusters
Improving Outcomes: Cost-Effective Expedited Processes and Communications
Approaches to Managing Nontraditional Claims Including Unions, Legacy Claims and Co-Morbidities
The Industry’s Top Bloggers Return to Inform and Entertain
Loss Mitigation of High Value Workers’ Compensation Claims
Managing the Maze of ADA, FMLA and Workers’ Comp
Top 10 Ways to Reduce Your Legal Expenses NOW
Continuing Education Credit: The conference is routinely approved for AAOHN, CDMSC, CCMC, CRCC, CWCP and HRCI credits – so you know you’re getting quality education.
These are our tips for getting the most out of this important national conference:
Attend the Opening Session
Don’t miss this because L. Casey Chosewood, M.D., Senior Medical Officer, Director, Office for Total Worker Health Coordination and Research, for the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health will speak from experience about how health problems employees bring to work affect workers’ comp and disability costs. As a regional medical director who oversaw occupational health services for a multinational telecommunications giant with 30,000 employees, he saw the impact firsthand. Now he’ll show you how to reduce that impact and lower costs by integrating the traditionally segmented roles of occupational health and safety with health promotion and post injury management — a tactic already adopted by some large employers but that can be implemented in an organization of any size.
Focus on specific goals
For example, attend all the sessions in the track that will bring the most value to your program.
Read the brochures
Read the brochures when you return home to learn about service providers.
Pass out your business cards
Pass out your business cards and network, network, network. Meeting knowledgeable people gives you resources to use when you encounter a problem.
Learn what you don’t know
Being exposed to new ideas presents an opportunity to learn things you don’t even know you are missing!
Chat with people
Chat with people who do the same things that you do and see where you differ.
Ask about key cost drivers
Attendees come from organizations of varying industries. Find people who work in workers’ compensation departments you know next to nothing about. Ask them whether they are satisfied with their workers’ comp vendors. Ask them what drives their costs.
Roam through the exhibit hall
Speak to vendors and learn about the types of services that are available to reduce workers’ comp costs. THIS will be the best education you will ever get!
Wear comfortable attire
Bring comfortable shoes. The first day, people are a bit more dressed up than the following days. The last day is more casual because people are traveling back home. Definitely dress professionally because some of the people you meet with become lifelong contacts, so making a good impression is important, but you can be comfortable, too. For an ounce of prevention, bring moleskin to protect your feet from blisters.
Join the group breakfast
Join the group breakfast to network with new friends. You will find people are very friendly and helpful.
Keep your materials for future reference
You may want to have this handy on your desk for the time you want to try a new service or ask a question about a new service. Or, if you are putting out a request for proposals, this will be your ultimate list of those companies to bid on your project.
Author Rebecca Shafer, JD, President of Amaxx Risk Solutions, Inc. is a national expert in the field of workers compensation. She is a writer, speaker, and publisher. Her expertise is working with employers to reduce workers compensation costs, and her clients include airlines, healthcare, printing/publishing, pharmaceuticals, retail, hospitality, and manufacturing. She is the author of the #1 selling book on cost containment, Workers Compensation Management Program: Reduce Costs 20% to 50%. Contact:RShafer@ReduceYourWorkersComp.com.
Editor Michael B. Stack, CPA, Principal, Amaxx Risk Solutions, Inc. is an expert in employer communication systems and part of the Amaxx team helping companies reduce their workers compensation costs by 20% to 50%. He is a writer, speaker, and website publisher. www.reduceyourworkerscomp.com. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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