York is on the podium! Where to connect with us in August

Join York in August as we speak around the country on the topics that are impacting and influencing our industry right now.


71st Annual SAWCA Convention
J U L Y 29 – A U G U S T 2

“Do Market Cycles Still Exist In Workers’ Compensation?”
Thursday, August 1, 2019, 10:30-11:30am
Tom Hebson, York
Not so long ago, market cycles were considered normal in the workers’ compensation industry. Recently though, there’s been a steady wave of price reductions. So much so that questions must be asked: Are we entering a time period where market cycles may no longer exist? Do we still not fully understand the shift and its impact? In this session, we’ll discuss the current role of market cycles in workers’ compensation and dive into what the future of market cycles may potentially look like.



44th Annual Florida RIMS Educational Conference
J U L Y 30 – A U G U S T 3

Combating the opioid crisis with better oversight
Thursday, August 1st, 2019, 9-10:30am (Salon II)
Debra Levy, York | Tania Smiley, Optum | Tron Emptage, Optum
Opioids continue to impact workers’ compensation, as they’re often the go-to treatment method for claims involving pain management. Between 1991 and 2017, opioid prescribing rates increased by 115 million. Early intervention, patient education, pharmacy oversight programs and frequent follow-ups can help combat the widespread issue. In this session, we’ll discuss new dispensing regulations as well as strategies for how to successfully reduce opiate usage and dependency within workers’ compensation claims.

When to consider medical roundtables over traditional claims reviews
Friday, August 2nd, 2019, 10:45-12:15pm (Plaza II)
Debra Levy, York | Tania Smiley, Optum | Tron Emptage, Optum
The world of workers’ compensation claims is changing. Today, medical expenses account for 60% of costs associated with those claims; that number is only expected to continue rising. Traditional claim reviews rarely focus on issues related to medical expenses, or are missing a medical perspective altogether. As a result, many organizations miss out on the opportunity to reduce costs and decrease the time spent on a claim. By bringing medical professionals and your claims adjusters together, you can create an active discussion that leads to purposeful solutions. This session will explore how a medical roundtable can be a resource to identify, understand and address specific medical issues that often hold up the status of a claim.



2019 DMEC Annual Conference
A U G U S T 5 – 8 | B O O T H 2 0 8

Winning the War for Talent by Perfecting the Employee Experience
Wednesday, August 7, 2019, 3:00-4:00pm
Elisa Wyman, York | Heather Luiz, York | Robin Kaminski, JOANN | Andy Devore, JOANN
Every employer wants to secure the best talent, but not every organization has the ability to do so. And in a world where the war for talent is more competitive than ever before, recruitment is an art. It’s crucial to create a positive employee experience that does more than attract talented individuals, but that develops and retains employees as well. During this session, we’ll offer practical solutions to help you embark on the employee experience journey and to learn the practical skills needed to get — and keep — top talent along the way.