Articles by Denise Johnson

Value-Based Care Model Needs More Review Before Implementation in Workers’ Comp

At face value, value-based care (VBC) seems like the answer to some of the woes associated with the fee for service model currently used in workers’ compensation. However, several factors need to be considered to determine whether it can be …

Retaking Control When Dealing With Insurtech Choices

Distinguishing between insider and outsider firms is the key to gaining control of insurtech options, according to Wesley Todd, creator of CaseGlide, a collaboration, workflow, and analytics platform for insurance litigation departments. In the second in a series of podcasts …

Politics, Greater Employee Focus Among Workers’ Comp Issues to Watch in 2019

Value-based care, party changes in several states, as well as a holistic view when it comes to patient injuries will have a significant impact on the workers’ compensation industry this year, according to hosts of the Out Front Ideas webinar …

How to Cancel Out the Insurtech Noise

Insurtech, the buzzword of the insurance industry, has been impossible to avoid, appearing in email inboxes and at conferences virtually non-stop. Wesley Todd, a former insurance defense counsel and creator of CaseGlide, a collaboration, workflow and analytics platform, explains how …

The Impact of the Keodalah Decision on Insurers, Adjusters

A Washington Court of Appeals decision earlier this year that ruled adjusters can be named individually in bad faith lawsuits has raised concerns among adjusters and insurers across the country, according to Kevin Quinley, founder and principal of Quinley Risk …

Texas Intervenes in Public Adjuster Bankruptcy, $2M Client Restitution Fund Created

In a rare move, the Texas Attorney General’s Office intervened on behalf of the Texas Department of Insurance in the Chapter 11 filing by Correct Claim Public Adjusters, LLC, a firm domiciled in Nevada. A March 30, 2017, letter from …

Reflecting on the 2018 Hurricane Season

While 2018 was an active hurricane season, it wasn’t quite as bad as some years past. According to the Insurance Information Institute, the 2017 Atlantic hurricane season broke several records, with six reaching Category 3 or stronger. In addition, it …

Drone Use Presents New Risks

Originally used for defense by the military, drones are increasingly being used by a variety of industries. With increased use comes the potential for more risks. Brandon Almond, an attorney with Troutman Sanders, discussed common risks associated with drones during …

Tracking Construction Worker Safety a Group Effort

Maintaining the safety of workers on a six-story job that spans 60,000 square feet is a daunting task, and a concern for not only the construction firm but also its insurer. A recently announced collaboration between Travelers, Gilbane, a large …

More Than 30 New Laws Highlight Record Year for Fraud-Related Legislation

The introduction of new bills slows down during years when legislators tend to be more concerned with reelection. That’s why 2018 was such a surprise, according to Matthew Smith, director of Government Affairs and general counsel for the Coalition Against …