What's New at National Comp 2022

What’s New at National Comp 2022

Find out what’s in store for the National Comp conference October 19-21 in Las Vegas.

Another exciting national conference is here, and our team is excited to bring attendees the very best in workers’ compensation, from breakout sessions to the trade show.

Sessions on hot topics – the opioid epidemic, return to work initiatives, current legal trends in workers’ compensation and more – have been designed to meet the needs of our audience and help them continue their training in workers’ compensation.

One thing we know for sure, October 19-21 at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas will be full of opportunities.

For those attendees who are still fine-tuning their conference schedule, here are some standout sessions that are sure to spark interest.

Come see the keynote

Meet Dr. Casey Chosewood

Session: Forward-looking workers’ compensation: what’s next for worker safety, health and well-being?

Where: Bayside Room A

When: 8:30 a.m., Wed, Oct. 19

Kicking off our talk is Dr. Casey Chosewood, director of the Office for Total Worker Health at the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), a division of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Risk & Insurance® had the opportunity to sit down with Dr. Chosewood before the conference to see what lies ahead for this invigorating talk. Learn more here.

Don’t Miss: 4 Award-Winning Workers’ Compensation Programs

A showcase of Teddy winners

Session: Steal these ideas! Teddy Award-Winning Employers Showcase Their Successful Strategies

Where: Bayside Room A

When: 8:30 a.m., Thursday. October 20

This year, four Teddy Award-winning workers’ compensation programs will take the stage to share their successes. But ahead of the session, attendees can arm themselves with background information via the 2022 Teddy Award winner profiles below.

AGCO puts injured workers first

The operations of AGCO Corp. in Jackson transformed its workers’ compensation program by focusing on one claim at a time and putting the injured worker first, earning the organization a 2022 Teddy Award. Learn about AGCO’s journey here.

INTEGRIS Health wins a second teddy bear

INTEGRIS Health’s efforts to continually improve its workers’ compensation program and its dedication to helping hospital workers earned it a second Teddy Award. Discover INTEGRIS’ journey here.

The Elwyn Foundation has changed its narrative

With its workers’ compensation program at a crossroads, the Elwyn Foundation has incorporated pillars of its business to revamp its approach to workers’ compensation. Learn more about Elwyn’s journey here.

Quad uses athletic training

When Quad began redesigning its ergo program in 2017, it had no idea that hiring industrial athletic trainers would boost morale, result in less serious workplace injuries and a 2022 Teddy Award to boot. Discover the Quad route here.

Sessions guaranteed to get you thinking

There are so many great sessions in store this week that it’s hard even for us to decide which ones to attend! But we’ve picked out a few for you to browse while you finish filling out your domestic competition calendar.

Turnover puts lives and dollars at risk

Session: Do you consider underserved populations in your professional training?

Where: Session room 5

When: 11 a.m., Wednesday, October 19

As employers struggle to keep their businesses staffed, safety trainings that address the needs of underserved workers could be a key part of avoiding injury turnover. Learn more.

5 Ways Texas Mutual Fulfills Its Mission

Session: Growing the Insurance Talent Pool Through Workplace Learning

Where: Session room 4

When: 11 a.m., Wednesday, October 19

Internships in the insurance industry, broader career development opportunities, and bringing better health care to underserved communities are all tied to the mission of the workers’ compensation carrier. Learn more.

The best pain medicine doesn’t come in a bottle

Session: Easier to swallow pain management: non-pharmacological alternatives

Where: Session room 1

When: 1:30 p.m., Wednesday, October 19

Movement therapies themselves have countless benefits. Here’s how they’re helping to fight the opioid epidemic. Learn more.

3 Ways to Avoid Costly Claims for Remote Work

Session: Remote employees are here to stay. What does this mean for the industry?

Where: Session room 6

When: 1:30 p.m., Wednesday, October 19

Attorney Megan Jones shares her top tips for anticipating injury claims in the new remote and hybrid work environment. Learn more.

4 Reasons Injured Workers Are What They Eat

Session: Foods that heal and aid recovery – the value of nutrition for worker compensation

Where: Bayside B – National Comp Theater

When: 2:30 p.m., Wednesday, October 19

What we eat affects every system in our body. After an injury, patients need support to understand the role food plays in healing. Learn more.

Are these legal trends on your radar?

Session: Regulatory trends in workers’ compensation you need to know as we approach 2023

Where: Session room 1

When: 3:30 p.m., Wednesday, October 19

Upcoming elections, Medicare fee schedule changes, and medical marijuana are among the issues WC’s legal and regulatory experts are monitoring. Learn more.

This employer reduced MSDs by 86%

Session: How Rehrig Pacific Company reduced MSDs by 86%

Where: Session room 6

When: 3:30 p.m., Wednesday, October 19

Rehrig Pacific Company shares key secrets to its success in reducing employee musculoskeletal injuries by 86%. Learn more.

5 myths that plague cannabis use in the bathroom

Session: Cannabis and Behavioral Care – Facts and Fiction

Where: Session room 2

When: 10:30 a.m., Thursday, October 20

Two of the best docs in worker medicine bust major myths the industry faces with surrounding cannabis use amid the substance’s legal momentum. Learn more.

Your complaints strategy and your brand

Session: Yes, claims handling is part of your company brand. How These Strategies Can Help Elevate It

Where: Session room 5

When: 10:30 a.m., Thursday, October 20

Top employers discuss how organizations can optimize their brand presence by improving their complaints management strategies. Learn more.

Is weather risk a workers’ compensation issue?

Session: Protect workers and employers from the impact of climate change

Where: Session room 1

When: 12:30 p.m., Thursday, October 20

Climate change poses an immense risk to workforce safety, says Jeff Rush of California JPIA. Employers need to understand their exposures. Learn more.

Other conferences to attend

No national competition is complete without a visit to the exhibit hall, where the networking and sharing of ideas will be in full swing. The ever-popular CompTalks are back, with more valuable insights from industry experts who live and breathe worker composition every day.

Don’t forget to swing at Risk & Insurance stand to meet some of our editors while sharing your thoughts on the challenges and priorities you see in worker compensation in this year’s conference survey sponsored by Healthesystems.

Happy national competition 2022! We look forward to seeing you there. &


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