Monday, August 7, 2017

The Center for Excellence

 

Program Moderators:
Kimberly George
Senior Vice President
Corporate Development, M&A and Healthcare
Sedgwick Claims Management
Chicago, IL

Mark Walls
Vice President, Communications & Strategic Analysis
Safety National
Chicago, IL

THIS YEAR THE CENTER FOR EXCELLENCE HAS PARTNERED WITH WCI AND SEVERAL INDIVIDUAL BREAKOUT SESSIONS TO PROVIDE ENHANCED SUBSTANTIVE SESSIONS. THERE IS NOT A FREESTANDING CENTER FOR EXCELLENCE TRACK.
    
10:00 – 11:15 am    
Industry Keynote: Opening General Session

    
(Refer to General Information section of program.)
     
Palms Ballroom - Canary    
Convention Level
        
Workers’ Compensation 2.0
    
Hosts:
Kimberly George
SVP Corporate Development, M&A and Healthcare
Sedgwick
    
Mark Walls
VP Communications & Strategic Analysis Safety National
    
Panel:
David Stills
Vice President, Global Risk Management Walmart Stores, Inc. (largest employer in the US)
    
David North
President and CEO
Sedgwick (largest TPA in the US which handles both workers’ compensation and disability claims)
    
Mark Wilhelm
CEO, Safety National (insures or reinsures more than 10% of the US workforce)
    
Matthew Peterson
CEO, Ancillary and Individual 
Chief Administrative Officer, Employer and Individual
UnitedHealth Group (largest healthcare carrier in US) 

THE YEAR IS 2019. The United States Supreme Court has just declared state workers’ compensation systems to be “unconstitutional” because they no longer provide a “grand bargain” to injured workers. Recognizing the chaos this will cause, the Court gives states 6 months to enact new workers’ compensation legislation before implementing its order.

In this live edition of the popular “Out Front Ideas with Kimberly and Mark” educational series (and in conjunction with The Center for Excellence), our high-profile panel will debate the construction of workers’ compensation 2.0. What will it include? What will change? Everything is on the table in this never been done before event.