November Luncheon - Obesity and Diabetes: Two Co-morbidities in Rising Orthopedic Costs

Join us on Tuesday, November 17 at Piedmont Natural Gas (4720 Piedmont Row Drive, Charlotte, North Carolina) at 11:30am as we discuss Obesity and Diabetes: Two co-morbidities in Rising Orthopedic Costs. This topic will showcase the basics of obesity and diabetes and how they separately and cohesively increase the costs of orthopedic diagnoses. Risk factors, medications, therapies will be discussed in order to understand all the costs associated with the rehabilitation plan. Two case scenarios will be presented on a surgical patient. One will focus on a 'normal' rehab scenario and one will focus on a rehab plan that includes diabetes and obesity conditions.

Presenting this topic will be Janet Gordon, Case Management Supervisor at Corvel. Janet has 28 years of nursing experience including 8 years of telephonic case management in the Manged Care coordinating care for catastrophic, transplant, maternity, and rehab patients. She has spent 11 years in workers compensation. Janet was responsible for coordinating care for patients in NC, SC, GA, and Florida. She has 6 years' experience in the home healthcare industry as an IV infusion nurse. She has extensive knowledge in medical cost containment and negotiation. She has been with Corvel for over 10 years and a Case Management Supervisor since 2009. She received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the Medical University of South Carolina in 1981. She became a Certified Case Manager in 2001.

October Luncheon - North Carolina Captives

Please join us for lunch at 11:30am on Friday, October 16 at Bryon's South End as we welcome Debbie Walker and Martin Eveleigh in a discussion about North Carolina Captives. 

Our two speakers will be discussing:

  • The current state of the captive market, including emerging growth areas, types of risks covered, opportunities, and recent court decisions.
  • Current state of the NC captive program
  • Advantages of NC with specific reference to the legislation and how it is applied by NCDOI.

Martin Eveleigh is the Chairman of Atlas Insurance Management, which he formed in 2002. He has an M.A. from Oxford, where he read Jurisprudence and is a Barrister-At-Law. He is also a Chartered Insurance Practitioner and Associate of the Chartered Insurance Institute. Mr. Eveleigh began his career as a broker in the Lloyd’s of London market in 1983. As Executive Director of the International Reinsurance Division of Willis, he negotiated and placed the largest marine excess of loss programs in the world. While with KPMG in the British Virgin Islands, he became a founding member of the British Virgin Islands Insurance Association. Mr. Eveleigh specializes in designing alternative risk transfer programs – particularly risk pools – and captive structures. He has chaired the legislative committee of the Bahamas International Insurance Association and has drafted legislation and regulatory guidance for Anguilla and Nevis. He currently serves as the Chairman of the North Carolina Captive Insurance Association and sits on the Alternative Risk Transfer committee of the Self-Insurance Institute of America. He is based in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Debbie Walker is the Director of Captive Insurance at the NC Department of Insurance. She is a certified public accountant, has worked in financial regulation in North Carolina’s insurance department for more than 20 years and was named chief financial analyst in 2006. Before joining the Department of Insurance she held various accounting positions in the insurance industry. As head of North Carolina’s Captive Insurance Section, Ms. Walker will be responsible for analyzing captive license applications and overseeing the ongoing regulation of captives licensed in North Carolina.

Helpful Tip - Add the remaining 2015-2016 Carolinas RIMS events to your Calendar

Between family, friends, and work, it's hard to keep up with every event. We hope to make your life simpler by allowing you to add all of the upcoming 2015-2016 Carolinas RIMS events to your calendar. Below you will be able to click each date and add these items to your personal calendar (Outlook, Google Calendar, etc.). Please note that adding this to your calendar does not mean that you have registered as an attendee.

October 16 - Lunch at Byron's South End

November 19 - Lunch at Compass Group

December 7 - Holiday Social at Byron's South End

January 21 - Lunch at Compass Group

February 17 - Closed Lunch (Invititation Only) at Byron's South End

March 18 - Shadow Day / Dinner at Byron's South End

April 21 - Lunch at Byron's South End

September Breakfast - "What Gets Measured Gets Managed" by Erica Dougherty from Beecher Carlson

What Gets Measured Gets Managed, presented by Erica Dougherty

The concept of big data is past its debut in the worker’s compensation loss arena.  It is quickly evolving into an expected method for managing results within the C-Suite of many organizations.   While the prospect of the new tools can be exciting they do propose challenges for many risk management departments due to the amount of data available and the sophomoric utilization period.   The difficulty lies in pinpointing the methods that are effective and best suited to meet their specific organization goals.    The session will address approaches, concepts and methodologies on how actionable data will help reduce workers compensation loss cost within your company.

In her role as ZOOM Sales Leader, Erica focuses on the sales and delivery of ZOOM®,   Beecher Carlson’s patent pending loss cost reduction process.  Erica has spent the past 12 years leveraging data analytics to design and execute cost containment strategies that are proven to improve year-over-year outcomes and reduce the total costs of risk.  Erica’s strategies eliminate the guesswork and exploit the “best few” opportunities to improve operating margins, reduce balance sheet accruals and provide appropriate care for employees and customers.

Prior to Beecher Carlson, Erica held positions for with Arthur J Gallagher and Willis assisting clients with accomplishing cost containment strategies within their casualty programs utilizing analytical tools and methodologies.   Earlier in her career, Erica worked as casualty broker interfacing with the insurance market to secure coverage for clients and sustaining relationships with senior executives at partner insurance carriers.

Erica is a graduate of University of Georgia, Erica holds a Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology. Additionally, she has earned the Certified Risk Manager (CRM) and Certified Insurance Counselors (CIC) designations.

Please join us for breakfast on Thursday, September 17 as we kick off the 2015-2016 Carolinas RIMS season. Please note that we are changing our usual venue this year to Bryon's South End.

Thursday, September 17, 2015, 8:00am  10:00am
Bryon's South End, 101 W Worthington Ave. #110, Charlotte, NC 
$30 for Members / $35 for Non-Members