Employee Involvement in Workers’ Compensation Will be Topic at Workers’ Compensation Educational Conference

Three work comp experts will discuss the importance of involving employees in helping to manage workers’ compensation programs during the Aug. 19-23 WCEC.

Orlando, FL, June 10, 2012 --(PR.com)-- Three national workers’ compensation experts will discuss the importance of involving employees in helping to manage workers’ compensation programs during the August 19-23 Workers’ Compensation Educational Conference at the Orlando World Center Marriott.

Tilted “Start Spreading the News! Getting Employees Involved in Work Comp,” the session will be moderated by Sam Friedman, Insurance Leader at Deloitte Research in New York, NY. Joining him on the panel will be Jennifer Tomilin, Senior Vice President at Zurich North America in Schaumburg, Ill.; and Scott B. Clark, Risk and Benefits Officer for the Miami-Dade County Schools, Miami, Fla.

The panel members will discuss how keeping employees in the dark—either by accident or design—about how the workers' compensation system functions is counterproductive. They will outline how to make employees active partners of employers and carriers to bolster loss control, create a safer workplace, enhance back-to-work programs, and improve the bottom line. Audience members will learn how “spreading the news” can raise employee awareness of workplace risks and help them more effectively navigate the claims process. This session also will offer the inside scoop on how social media, mobile apps, print materials, statistical trending information, wellness programs, and joint efforts with unions can be used to bridge the knowledge gap.

The CEU-accredited session will be presented from 3:15 to 4:15 pm on Tuesday, August 21.

About WCEC & WCI
Now in its 67th year, the Workers’ Compensation Educational Conference (WCEC) is the must-attend event for C-level executives, risk managers, claims adjusters, insurers, and medical and legal experts. Presented by the Workers’ Compensation Institute (WCI), the conference offers attendees an extraordinary opportunity to connect with their peers and learn from nationally recognized experts.

Ongoing registration for the 2012 gathering reflects the global perspective of the conference, with an expected 8,000 participants from over 35 states and a number of foreign countries. The conference itself has been expanded to four days to accommodate the several hundred speakers presenting discipline-specific programs, break-out sessions and CEU opportunities. Of particular interest are a National Trends’ program featuring three national medical directors; a Risk Managers’ break-out paneled by two insurance company presidents; and a two-day “Center for Excellence: The Study of Medical Cost Drivers in Workers’ Compensation,” sponsored by Liberty Mutual. Additionally, more than 300 exhibitors will present information on their products and services.

The 2012 Workers’ Compensation Educational Conference will be held August 19-23 at the Orlando World Center Marriott.

The WCI is a nonprofit, nonpartisan educational organization that serves as a comprehensive resource to all members of the workers’ compensation community. The WCI is an outgrowth of the long-established Florida Workers’ Compensation Institute. FWCI remains in existence under the WCI umbrella and continues its Florida focus, while the national organization provides a broader outreach across all states. The website is www.wci360.com.
Workers Compensation Institute
Joan Collier