Press Release: eServices hosts the 2017 Risk Management Summit

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Click here for the source.   A major focus on trends impacting small and middle market companies   Peabody, MA – (November 2, 2017) – eServices, a specialized platform focused on providing turn-key risk management, claims, marketing, and technology solutions through its various entities, hosted more than 800 members from a wide range of industries…
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Workers’ Comp Industry Grappling With Opioid Addiction

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Click here to view the full video.   The workers’ comp industry is in the midst of an opioid addiction epidemic, according to Karen Derrico, vice president of the workers’ comp and critical care division for Best Doctors. She talked about tools to battle addition, including new products and services to help battle the epidemic,…
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Get Ready for Silica and Beryllium Suits, Says Energi Safety Content Manager

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Click here to view the full video.   Martha Wik, occupational safety content manager for Energi, believes worker exposure to silica and beryllium are going to led to lawsuits years down the road on an order of magnitude that could rival the massive asbestos lawsuits that continue to be seen today. She spoke about this…
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Fighting Commercial Auto Frequency, Severity Drivers With Technology

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Click here for the source.   By Denise Johnson | October 26, 2017   Litigation financing, distracted driving and unexpected verdicts are just some of the factors impacting commercial auto frequency and severity, according to panelists speaking at the 2017 Risk Management Summit last week. There’s been a focus on commercial auto underwriting losses and the extended period of heightened…
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How Employers Can Help Make Workers’ Compensation Work

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Click here for the source.   By Denise Johnson | October 26, 2017   Nurse care management and a solid return-to-work program are two ways employers can proactively manage workers’ compensation costs. Panelists at the 2017 Risk Management Summit in Las Vegas, Nev., emphasized the role an employer plays in maintaining good communication with injured workers to ensure…
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GPS Data Provider Says Telematics and Data Are Keys to Safer U.S. Roads

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Click here to view the full video.   It’s not a surprise that Harrison Slaughter, field marketing manager for Fleetmatics, which provides GPS data to improve driver efficiency and safety, believes that technology and the data it provides is key to improving risk management practices in the transportation realm. He also talked about the system…
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IIHS Statistical Guru: Reducing Speed is Smart Risk Management

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Click here to view the full video.   Speed kills. For every 5 mph increase there’s an 8 percent increase in fatality risk, according to Charles Farmer, vice president in research and statistical services for the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. Farmer was at a risk management conference in Las Vegas recently to talk about vehicle…
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Software Provider: The Right System for Better Risk Management

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Click here for the full video.   Grant McAllister, the major account representative for ADD Systems, a provider of back office and mobile software for companies in the energy space, talked about ways software can improve risk management practices. Thorough documentation and better record keeping are a few examples he offers.

How Litigation Financing Impacts Claims

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Click here to watch the full video.   Investor funded litigation is changing the playing field in defending litigated insurance claims. Robert Woods, Senior vice president of Claims for Energi Insurance Services, explains why an aggressive response is necessary to combat potentially fraudulent claims.

Fighting Drivers of Commercial Auto Frequency, Severity

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Click here for the source.   By Denise Johnson | October 20, 2017   Litigation financing, distracted driving and unexpected verdicts are just some of the factors impacting commercial auto frequency and severity, according to panelists speaking at the 2017 Risk Management Summit this week in Las Vegas. There has been a focus on commercial auto underwriting losses…
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