Orlando, FL, July 03, 2012 --(PR.com
)-- Three national workers’ compensation experts will discuss “The Art of Self-Insurance” during the August 19-23 Workers’ Compensation Educational Conference at the Orlando World Center Marriott.
Program moderator is Brenda F. Pagliaro, General Counsel for City Furniture, Inc. in Tamarac, Fla. Panel members are Max Koonce, Senior Director–Risk Management for Walmart Stores, Inc., of Bentonville, Ark.; Scott P. Rogers, Executive Director, EVP Casualty Operations for Sedgwick Claims Management Services, Inc. in Atlanta, Ga.; and Marc Salm, Vice President, Risk Management for Publix Super Markets, Inc. in Lakeland, Fla.
The panel will discuss how self-insurance, including significant deductibles and retentions, can be a valuable tool for achieving cost savings and enhancing control of a workers’ compensation program. They will describe how to assess the potential for self-insurance and what it takes to establish and maintain a self-insurance program over the long term; fundamental concepts and practical applications will be emphasized. Audience members also will learn how to sustain a self-insurance program once it is in place.
The CEU-accredited session will be presented from 1:00 to 2:00 pm on Monday, August 20.
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.