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Insurance Experts Will Discuss Emerging Exposures at Workers’ Compensation Educational Conference

Three national workers’ compensation experts will discuss the most significant emerging exposures in the workers’ compensation arena August 19-23 at the Workers’ Compensation Educational Conference in Orlando.

Orlando, FL, June 17, 2012 --( Three national workers’ compensation experts will present “Emerging Exposures: It’s Always Something” at the August 19-23 Workers’ Compensation Educational Conference at the Orlando World Center Marriott.

Panel Moderator John Santulli is Executive Vice President of Risk Services and Sales at PMA Insurance Group in Blue Bell, Penn. He will be joined by panel members James P. Ryan, Executive Vice President of Sedgwick in Marlton, N.Jj.; and Misty Hambright, Senior Analyst at American Airlines in Ft. Worth, Texas.

The experts will discuss the most significant emerging exposures in the workers’ compensation arena, drawing on their own professional experience at their individual companies as well as data and commentary from a broader perspective encompassing trends in their respective fields. Most importantly, the presenters will address the problems and challenges of these emerging exposures from three different perspectives: The insurance company, which must price out the exposures using predictive modeling and other modalities; the employer, who must take a pro-active approach to the exposures that could most significantly impact the safety of his employees; and the risk manager and claims professional, who must guide companies and injured employees through the claims and risk process in what may be unchartered waters.

The CEU-accredited session will be presented from 1:00 to 2:00 pm on Tuesday, August 21.

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
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