Calif. Employers, Industry Experts to Confront Workers’ Comp Crisis

December 16, 2003

Workers’ Compensation and disability management experts from across California will meet for a solutions-based conference on workers’ comp issues, Jan. 28-30, in Manhattan Beach, Calif. ABD Insurance and Financial Services, a leading provider of global risk management and employee benefits solutions, is a co-sponsor of the event.

Ed Quinlan, ABD’s vice president of Human Capital Management, will contribute his expertise to a panel discussing the corporate benefits of an Integrated Disability Management program. Terri Zanders, ABD’s vice president of Client Advocacy and a specialist in the design and implementation of Workers’ Compensation cost control strategies, will also participate in the conference. In addition, more than 30 leading employers and industry experts will attend, addressing these and other issues:

*The current crisis and cutting-edge solutions from employers
Fraud controls and mistake avoidance
*New legislative and legal developments impacting WC and disabilities
*Claims and crisis management: Strategies and solutions
*Innovative Technologies that increase claims automation and cut costs
*How employers can create a safe work environment
*New ergonomics programs for reducing WC costs

Representatives from the California Commission on Health, Safety and Workers Compensation, along with the California Coalition on Workers Comp, will take part in panel discussions.

The two-day conference will be held at the Manhattan Beach Marriott Hotel. More information is available at:

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