Quick Bit - What Are the Top Reasons Claimants Seek Legal Counsel?

Location: EMC Insurance, 700 Walnut Street, Des Moines, Iowa

Details

Elizabeth Coonan, an attorney at BrownWinick who practices in workers compensation law, will be speaking on "Quick Bit - What Are the Top Reasons Claimants Seek Legal Counsel" at the Association of Business and Industry's ("ABI") "Common Business Risks Program." This Program will be held on Tuesday, April 17, 2012 at EMC Insurance, 700 Walnut Street, Des Moines, Iowa.

BENEFITS OF ATTENDING:

  • information about pending legislation and its impact on Iowa business
  • useful tips for dealing with business risks
  • claim reduction strategies
  • learn to manage your company's attorney involvement

REGISTRATION:

COST:

  • Early Bird Rate:
    • $75 / Members
    • $90 / Not Yet Members
  • After March 30th:
    • $99 / Members
    • $115 / Not Yet Members

AGENDA:

8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. / Registration and Continental Breakfast

9:00 a.m. - 9:10 a.m. / Welcome and Opening Remarks

9:10 a.m. - 9:50 a.m. / 2012 Legislative Update - John Gilliland, Senior VP, Government Relations/ABI

9:50 a.m. - 10:10 a.m. / Quick Bit:  Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) Hazard Communication Standard - Kent Candee, Environmental Health Services Manager, EMC Insurance Companies

10:10 a.m. - 10:25 a.m. / Networking Break

10:25 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. / Enterprise Risk Management - Krista Turner, Manager, Underwriting and Risk Management, Merit Resources, Inc. and Melissa Ness, Director, Finance and Accounting, Merit Resources, Inc.

11:00 a.m. - 11:20 a.m. / Quick Bit:  In a Hardening Insurance Marketplace, Learn How to Make Your Account More Attractive to Potential Insurance Carriers - Drew Ahrold, Certified Risk Architect, Ahrold Fay Rosenberg, Inc.

11:20 a.m. - 12:20 p.m. / Lunch & Presentation - ABI World Cafe - Denise Forney, Training Consultant, ATW Training

  • The World Cafe is a process used to foster collaborative dialogue, share mutual knowledge and discover new opportunities for action.

12:20 p.m. - 12:45 p.m. / Quick Bit:  What Are the Top Reasons Claimants Seek Legal Counsel? - Elizabeth Coonan, Attorney, BrownWinick

12:45 p.m. - 1:45 p.m. / Ask the Expert Panel

  • Drew Ahrold - Ahrold Fay Rosenberg, Inc.
  • Jim Bowers - Brick Gentry, P.C.
  • Elizabeth Coonan - BrownWinick
  • Shelley DuToit - EMC Insurance Companies
  • Krista Turner - Merit Resources, Inc.
  • Melissa Ness - Merit Resources, Inc.

1:45 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. / Networking Break

2:00 p.m. - 2:20 p.m. / Quick Bit: Data Compromise - John Schumacher, Special Risk Manager, EMC Insurance Companies

2:20 p.m. - 2:40 p.m. / Quick Bit:  Slip and Fall Prevention - Larry Readout, Senior Engineer, Risk Improvement, EMC Insurance Companies

2:40 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. / Quick Bit:  Dealing With the Problem Employee - Jim Bowers, Attorney, Brick Gentry

3:00 p.m. / Wrap Up & Closing Comments - Mike Ralston, President, ABI

For more information, go to the Iowa Association of Business and Industry's website at www.iowaabi.org and look under their "Events Calendar."