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  • 2021 OSIA Virtual Ed Day

    Contains 1 Component(s) Includes a Live Web Event on 05/21/2021 at 9:00 AM (EDT)

    Join your professional workers’ compensation colleagues at the Ohio Self-Insurers Association (OSIA) Education Day! This training is designed to provide timely information on a variety of topics of specific interest to self-insuring employers.

    Your Invitation to Ed Day 2021 - Friday, May 21!

    Join us on Friday, May 21 for an incredible line-up of live virtual sessions that includes:

    Workers' Compensation Environment in 2021

    Panel Discussion with Ohio Insurance Leaders

    • John Logue, Ohio BWC Interim Administrator/CEO
    • Jim Hughes, Ohio Industrial Commission Chairman
    • David Boyd, Ohio BWC Director of Self-Insured Operations

    The Impact of Stressors on Work Activity

    PLUS a Bonus Session at no additional cost - Staying Well in Uncertain Times

    You are not going to want to miss this timely and informative collection of presentations. 

    CE Credits

    OSIA will be applying for 3 CLE credit hours through the Supreme Court of Ohio. Approval is not guaranteed, we will update once application is processed.

    Max Koonce

    Chief Claims Officer

    Sedgwick

    Max Koonce is the Chief ClaimsOfficer, for Sedgwick. In this role, Koonce is responsible for productdevelopment and innovation, industry analysis and thought leadership, bestpractices and compliance standards, legislative and regulatory relationships,and continued involvement in client programs for Sedgwick’s lines of business.Prior to his current role, Koonce was the Managing Director responsible forSedgwick’s casualty retail business unit in which he oversaw program resultsand service execution across the company’s retail customer base. This includeduse of innovation and technology to improve client outcomes and customerexperience. Prior to joining Sedgwick, Koonce was senior director of riskmanagement for Walmart Stores, Inc., the nation’s largest private sector employer.In this role, he managed the retailer’s domestic property and casualty claimsprogram. He simultaneously served as president of Claims Management, Inc.,Walmart’s wholly owned third party administrator. An attorney by trade, Kooncewas previously an administrative law judge for the Arkansas Workers’Compensation Commission and an appellate court justice for the Arkansas Courtof Appeals. Koonce has served on various state self-insured association boards,as well as the National Council of Self Insurers (NCSI), and NationalUnemployment and Workers’ Compensation (UWC). He continues to serve as a memberof several local non-profit boards and industry risk management advisoryboards. Koonce earned his BBA degree in economics from Harding University andhis JD degree from the University of Arkansas in Little Rock. He is licensed topractice law in the State of Arkansas and is a member of the American andArkansas Bar Associations.

    John Logue

    Interim Administrator/CEO

    Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation

    John Logue joined the Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation as Chief of Strategic Direction in April 2019. He became Interim Administrator/CEO on Nov. 16, 2020, after Gov. Mike DeWine named his predecessor, Stephanie McCloud, director of the Ohio Department of Health. John is a veteran of the Ohio workers' compensation system, with a background that includes more than 25 years of experience in various client service and leadership roles. He most recently served as a vice president at Sedgwick Claims Management Services. John began his career as an employer services specialist at BWC before serving in a variety of roles with Ohio managed care organizations and third-party administration organizations. John is active in his community and is a member of the Westerville Sunrise Rotary Club. He earned a bachelor's degree in economics from John Carroll University, a master's in business administration from Cleveland State University, and earned an Associate in Risk Management designation from the Insurance Institute of America, known today as The Institutes.

    Jim Hughes

    Chairman

    Ohio Industrial Commission

    Jim Hughes was appointed by Governor Mike DeWine to be the chairman and employee member of the Ohio Industrial Commission for a term that began on July 1, 2019. Jim brings decades of legal knowledge and public policy experience to his role as chairman. He began his career as a bailiff and court constable in the Franklin County Court of Common Pleas. He later served as assistant prosecutor in the City of Columbus Prosecutor's Office and then as assistant prosecutor for Franklin County. He also worked previously as an attorney and partner at the Isaac Wiles law firm in Columbus. In 2000, he was appointed to the Ohio House of Representatives and was later elected to the Ohio Senate in 2008. During his 18 years in the Ohio General Assembly, Jim supported legislation that toughened criminal penalties, protected children, reformed taxes, streamlined regulations, and incentivized businesses to settle in Ohio. He also served on many legislative committees including Civil Justice, Insurance and Financial Institutions, Energy and Public Utilities, Transportation and Public Safety, and Criminal Justice. Jim has received numerous accolades from several groups over the course of his career. He has been named Legislator of the Year by the FOP Capitol City Lodge No. 9, the Ohio Fire Chief’s Association, the Ohio Nurses Association, the Ohio Association of Professional Firefighters and the AMVETS Department of Ohio. In addition, he has received the Ohio Association for Justice Workers Compensation Outstanding Service Award, and the Watchdog of the Treasury Award, among others. Jim earned his Juris Doctorate at Capital University Law School after completing his bachelor’s degree in business administration at The Ohio State University.

     

    David Boyd

    Director of Self-Insured Operations

    Ohio BWC

    David Boyd has more than 25 years’ experience in the insurance industry, serving for 14 years at Ohio BWC and 10-plus years working for a third-party administrator as a senior account executive and risk consultant. David is currently the Director of Self-Insured Operations at BWC, a position he held from 2005-2008. In his role as Director, David oversees 1,140 self-insuring employers that he and his staff ensure are adhering to underwriting, financial and claim administration requirements, among other duties. David holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration with a focus in finance from The Ohio State University.

    William S. Marras

    Director of the Spine Research Institute

    The Ohio State University

    William S. Marras holds the Honda Chair in the Department of Integrated Systems Engineering at the Ohio State University and serves as the Director of the Spine Research Institute at the Ohio State University. Dr. Marras holds joint academic appointments in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, the Department of Neurosurgery, and the Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation. He is also a board certified ergonomist. His research is centered on understanding multidimensional causal pathways for spine disorders through quantitative epidemiologic evaluations, laboratory biomechanical studies, personalized mathematical modeling, and clinical studies of the lumbar and cervical spine.  His findings have been published in over 250 peer-reviewed journal articles, hundreds of refereed proceedings, and numerous books and book chapters including a book entitled “The Working Back: A Systems View.” He holds Fellow status in six professional societies including the American Society for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) and has been widely recognized for his contributions through numerous national and international awards including two Volvo Awards for Low Back Pain Research and an honorary Sc.D. degree. In 2017 he was awarded Distinguished Scholar designation at the Ohio State University. Professor Marras has been active in the National Research Council (NRC) having served on over a dozen boards and committees and has served as Chair of the Board on Human Systems Integration for multiple terms. He has also served as Editor-in-Chief of Human Factors and is currently Deputy Editor of Spine and is the past President of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society (the world’s largest such society). Dr. Marras is an elected member of the National Academy of Engineering (the National Academy of Science, Engineering and Medicine), recorded a TEDx talk entitled “Back Pain and your Brain” and has been featured on NPR’s All Things Considered.  

    David Engstrom, PhD, DMHCS

    Core Counseling Faculty

    University of Phoenix

    David Engstrom, PhD, DMHCS is a full-time Core Counseling faculty member at the University of Phoenix. He earned his PhD at the University of Southern California. He is a licensed Psychologist in Arizona and Diplomate of the American Mental Health Counseling Association in Integrated Behavioral Health. 

    Friday, May 21


    8:00 am – 9:00 am
    Networking and Exhibit Time 


    8:50 am – 9:00 am
    Welcome & Opening Remarks 


    9:00 am – 10:00 am
    Workers' Compensation Environment in 2021
    Max Koonce, Chief Claims Officer, Sedgwick Institute

    This session will focus on the workers' compensation environment in 2021. We will consider what has changed since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic; have those changes had an impact, either positive or negative; what benefits have we seen and what detriments have resulted that must be overcome; and what should be considered for the future to ensure a sustainable workers compensation environment that drives positive outcomes for the employee, the employer and the carrier.


    10:00 am – 10:15 am
    Sponsored Session & Chat 


    10:15 am – 11:15 am
    Panel Discussion with Ohio Insurance Leaders
    John Logue, Ohio BWC Interim Administrator/CEO
    Jim Hughes, Ohio Industrial Commission Chairman
    David Boyd, Ohio BWC Director of Self-Insured Operations

                 10:15 am – 10:35 am John Logue, Ohio BWC Interim Administrator/CEO

                 10:35 am – 10:55 am Jim Hughes, Ohio Industrial Commission Chairman

                 10:55 am – 11:15 am David Boyd, Ohio BWC Director of Self-Insured Operations


    11:15 am – 11:30 am
    Sponsored Session & Chat


    11:30 am – 12:30 pm
    The Impact of Stressors on Work Activity
    William Marras, OSU Spine Research Institute


    12:30 pm – 12:45 pm
    Sponsored Session & Chat


    12:45 pm - 1:45 pm
    Bonus Session
    Staying Well...In Uncertain Times
    David Engstrom, PhD, ABPP, FACP, DCMHS, University of Phoenix

    Physical health, spirituality, social support, mental and emotional health all interact and impact each other. 

    This bonus session shall discuss:

    • Getting healthy sleep
    • Eating well
    • Moving your body
    • Quieting your mind
    • Managing your time
    • Reaching out to others

     

     

    DO NOT USE INTERNET EXPLORER. THANK YOU. 

    Registration Fees

    OSIA Member

    On or Before May 1: Just $95 
    After May 1: $125

    Non-Member 

    On or Before May 1: $125 
    After May 1: $150

    Included in the registration fee is access to all of the individual virtual sessions held within Ed Day. Once the live version is held, you may access several sessions on-demand as well at your convenience at no additional cost. Within the virtual session, you will have the ability to ask questions of the presenter(s) and download handouts for use during and after the session. The 2021 Ed Day will use a ZOOM format. 

    To Register/Login

    OSIA Members

    Your membership profile/record is tied to this registration. If you have logged into our main website (www.ohioselfinsurers.org) for another event or to access your membership profile or area of the website, then use the same username and password.  Your username is typically your email address. 

    Non-Members

    If you are currently not affiliated with any OSIA member and/or you have NOT accessed the profile area of our main website by creating a login before, you will need to create an Event Registrant profile and then access this section of the website to register for this training.  You will receive an email once you complete the form that will include a link back to the login page for you to complete your registration. 

    To do that - CLICK  HERE

    Confirmations

    Online registrants will receive immediate confirmations/receipts via email. 

    Cancellation, Substitution & Refund Policy

    Registration cancellations prior to or on May 15 will incur no penalty. No refunds will be made on cancellations made after May 15 because logistical implementation and forfeited fees cannot be applied to future meetings due to IRS reporting requirements.

    Substitutions are $25. All substitutions must be in writing and accompanied by a completed online registration form.

    General Ed Day Sponsorship - $300
    Participate in networking/exhibit hall
    General sponsorship logo on emails and PP

    Info-Commercial Sponsorship - $500
    Participate in networking/exhibit hall
    General sponsorship logo on emails and PP
    Host 3-5 Info-commercial during between sessions

    To sign up, CLICK HERE

    • Register
      • Early bird pricing available!
      • Non-member - $125
      • Associate - $95
      • Self-Insured - $95
      • Regular Price after 05/02/2021 11:06 AM
      • Non-member - $150
      • Associate - $125
      • Self-Insured - $125
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  • Lunch with Loyd

    Contains 1 Component(s) Includes a Live Web Event on 04/16/2021 at 12:00 PM (EDT)

    Featuring Loyd Hudson, OSIA president and Integrated Disability Manager for AEP’s Absence Program.

    Join Loyd and other OSIA members in this informal virtual social setting. Loyd will give a brief update on industry news and the special guest will have an opportunity to make a brief presentation. A question and answer period will follow and then time for networking between members. Loyd's special guest will be Tom Waid, Business Development Executive with NuQuest.

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    Also featuring a new virtual meeting space: Wonder.Me. Wonder.Me is a virtual happy hour! You are easily able to have video chats with other members and meet new colleagues all while at your desk.

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    More about Loyd: Loyd is active in disability management and has 25 years of experience in American Electric Powers integrated disability management program consisting of sick leave, parental leaves, military leaves, workers’ compensation, long term disability, FMLA, and ADA. Loyd currently serves as President of the Ohio of Self Insurers, Former President and current Board Member of the West Virginia Self Insurers, Former President and current Board Member of the National Counsel of Self-Insurers, Board Member of the Louisiana Self Insurers.


  • Using Advanced Analytics to Achieve Better Claim Outcomes

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 03/23/2021

    Workers’ Compensation is a data rich business. Turning data into actionable insights should be a top priority.

    Workers’ Compensation is a data rich business. Turning data into actionable insights should be a top priority. Why? The data is a valuable source of information for managing workers’ compensation claims. In this session, we will explore how to utilize workers’ compensation data to generate better claim outcomes. In this webinar, participants will learn how to 1.) Identify the key sources of data and what information they contain 2.) Learn how to use predictive models to identify emerging large-loss claims 3.) Use workers' compensation data, identify potential claim interventions.


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    Brian Billings is the Vice President of Predictive Analytics at Midwest Employers Casualty (MEC), a Berkley Company. With 25 years of technology experience in industries including banking, investment services, insurance services, and healthcare, he is an established leader in the area of data analytics. Brian holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Management Information Systems and a Juris Doctor degree from Saint Louis University. In his current role, he leads a team of data experts in building and deploying predictive models to help employers and injured workers achieve better outcomes.

  • Case Management 101 - When and How to Use it Effectively in Today's World

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits

    Understanding when and how to use case management, and the role of case management in the larger workers' compensation team.

    Learning Objectives:

    1. Understand what case management is

    2. Know when and how to use it effectively

    3. Role of case management in the larger workers’ compensation team

    4. What case managers can and cannot do

    5. Recent studies about effectiveness of case management

    6. Concept of proactive vs reactive use of case management

    7. Application of case management in world of COVID-19


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    Mollie Kallen has over 30 years of professional experience in the worker’s compensation industry. Mollie is originally from Ohio and graduated with a Bachelor's in Education from Washington University and a Master's in counseling from Northwestern University. She has worked in the industry from all perspectives, culminating in her building a national case management company of over 400 case managers. Mollie started her career as a public school teacher and then moved towards counseling and psychology at a Master’s Degree level. Her introduction to worker’s compensation was providing group and individual counseling to injured workers and their families in the private clinical sector. She then started her case management career with the first national case management company, Intracorp, and quickly became one of their highly successful and most requested case managers. Mollie transition to Corvel as a senior case manager for 13 years and became noted in her field in South Florida . After working at Genex for one year, Mollie decided to start her own company as a sole practicing case manager, giving customers the high quality care without higher costs, administrative fees and incentivizations that she had known in prior companies. Mollie formed MKCM ( Mollie Kallen Case Management, Inc.) emphasizing strong customer service, transparency, ethics, quality and using only experienced case managers. MKCM is now the only national, wholly owned and minority run case management company. Mollie has become a leader in our industry and speaks at many national and regional conferences, webinars and does a great deal of training in our industry. Mollie is involved in many industry wide organizations and believes strongly in mentoring young professionals and case managers. 

     

  • Section 111 Civil Monetary Penalties: The Proposed Rule and What You Can Do Now To Get Your Compliance Program on Track

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 02/02/2021

    This webinar will discuss Section 111 Civil Monetary Penalties.

    Medicare requires carriers and self-insureds to report certain information to Medicare. This is usually referred to as Section 111 reporting and Medicare uses the information to assist in its lien recovery process. Failure to properly report a claim under the section 111 requirements can result in penalties of over $1,000.00 per day per claim.  This presentation will cover the general requirements of section 111 reporting, Medicare’s proposed administrative rules to enforce these penalties, and its ramifications on a carrier/self-insured (or potentially their TPA.

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    Patrick Czuprynski
    Director of Lien Resolution, NuQuest

    Patrick Czuprynski is NuQuest’s Director of Lien Resolution. In addition to leading the lien resolution team, he represents debtors in conditional payment administrative appeals and negotiations through the Medicare Appeal Council and provides consulting services for settlements and Section 111 inquiries. Mr. Czuprynski presents webinars on Medicare secondary payer compliance on behalf of NuQuest. He has also been published in the Illinois State Bar Association Workers’ Compensation Newsletter, the ISIA Newsletter, The National Alliance of Medicare Set-Aside Professionals publication, Workers’ Compensation Law, and the Maryland State Bar Association publication. An attorney, licensed in Illinois, Mr. Czuprynski is a member of the National Alliance of Medicare Set-Aside Professionals, serving on the Legal Round Table, Policy and Legislation and Liability MSP Advisory committees. Mr. Czuprynski holds a J.D. from Valparaiso University Law School, and a B.B.A from University of Wisconsin Green Bay.


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    Bridget Smith
    VP of Compliance and Customer Relations, NuQuest

    Prior to joining NuQuest, Ms. Smith received her undergraduate Political Science Degree from Gannon University and received her Master of Arts and Juris Doctorate degrees from Duquesne University. She thereafter served as a judicial clerk for the Hon. Dante Pellegrini, President Judge of the Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania. Ms. Smith went on to practice as a shareholder at a top Pittsburgh law firm serving as Vice-Chair of the Medicare Compliance Group. She concentrated her practice in the area of Medicare compliance as well as workers’ compensation litigation, medical malpractice, and general insurance defense. Ms. Smith also served as a Medicare compliance attorney and shareholder for a national defense firm and worked as in-house counsel for a leading Pittsburgh health facility. Ms. Smith was selected for inclusion in the Pennsylvania Rising Stars list of outstanding young attorneys in 2008 and has been listed in Best Lawyers since 2011 in the area of workers’ compensation. Ms. Smith is involved in various charitable organizations and serves as a volunteer faculty advisor for a local high school trial advocacy team. Ms. Smith is licensed to practice law in Pennsylvania and West Virginia. In her role as VP of Compliance and Customer Relations, Ms. Smith utilizes her extensive compliance, litigation, and workers’ compensation experience to provide customers guidance on Medicare Secondary Payer (MSP) issues . She has lectured throughout the country on MSP compliance and has written numerous articles on various subjects.

  • Nuts & Bolts - Compensation and Wage Loss

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits

    Compensation: when and what do I pay, and other forms of compensation.

    This webinar will discuss compensation issues of when and what to pay, and other forms of compensation.


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    Richard L. Johnson has concentrated his practice in the area of workers' compensation defense for over twenty years.  He is a member of Eastman & Smith. He has represented both self-insured and state-funded employers before the Industrial Commission, Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation, Self-Insuring Employers Evaluation Board and all levels of Ohio’s courts, including the Ohio Supreme Court. Mr. Johnson is accredited by the Ohio State Bar Association as a Certified Specialist in Workers' Compensation Law. He frequently lectures on workers' compensation issues and has given a number of presentations on various topics to many of Ohio’s local safety councils and human resources associations. He is a member of Eastman & Smith’s Labor and Employment Practice Group.


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    Mark A. Shaw represents employers in workers' compensation, litigation, and employment matters. He has represented both private and public sector employers before state courts and at all administrative levels before the Industrial Commission. He is a frequent speaker and guest lecturer at seminars regarding workers' compensation and employment law topics.  Mr. Shaw is a member of Eastman & Smith, practicing in the Firm's Columbus, Ohio, office, and is listed in Best Lawyers in America®. 

  • Nuts & Bolts: On-Demand

    Contains 8 Component(s)

    OSIA is now offering the virtual "live" webinars making up the Nuts & Bolts training offered to our members.

    What is Nuts & Bolts
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    This information-packed training is designed specifically for those professionals who are new to the Ohio Workers’ Compensation Self-Insurance program, along with key staff seeking a refresher course on WC and SI basics. OSIA is now offering this as an on-demand product. 

    CE Credits

    Currently the Nuts & Bolts sessions are NOT eligible for any type of continuing education credit.  OSIA is in the process of applying for credits; therefore, if you are seeking credits you may want to wait to take these sessions. 

    Who Should Attend

    • WC Program Managers & Staff
    • Human Resources
    • Claims Managers
    • Risk Managers
    • Legal Representatives

    Virtual On-Demand Sessions

    Each session is approximately 45 minutes to 1-hour in length. 

    • Overview - Buz Minor
    • Accident Investigation - Joanne Glass/Noel Shepard
    • Hearings - Vicky Hamilton
    • Disability - Loyd Hudson
    • Compensation & Wage Loss - Mark Shaw/Richard Johnson
    • Return to Work Efforts and Issues - Niki Kostakis Mitusev
    • Claim Management and C-9 Requests - Debbie Lantman
    • Best Practices - Joan Verchot

    Members-Only Training

    Members Attend for FREE: OSIA members receive two complimentary registrations.

    The following webinars/sessions were recorded December, 2020. 

    Nuts & Bolts - Best Practices

    This webinar will discuss best practices of Ohio Workers' Compensation issues.

    Nuts & Bolts - Compensation and Wage Loss

    This webinar will discuss compensation issues of when and what to pay, and other forms of compensation.

    Nuts & Bolts - Return to Work Efforts and Issues

    This webinar will discuss return to work efforts and issues.

    Nuts & Bolts - Disability

    Temporary Total Disability; Temporary Total; Permanent Partial Disability; Permanent Total Disability

    Nuts & Bolts - Hearings

    This webinar will discuss the process of the Industrial Commission (IC) that provides claimants and employers the opportunity to resolve disputes over workers' compensation claims and claim elements.  It is a separate agency from The Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation (BWC). 

    Nuts & Bolts - Claim Management & C-9 Requests

    This webinar will cover initial and ongoing treatment requests, data elements, and the Miller Criteria.

    Nuts & Bolts - Accident Investigation

    First report of incidents and accident investigations.

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    Melissa Black, Of Counsel at Dinsmore & Shohl LLP’s Columbus office counsels employers in workers’ compensation matters, including Industrial Commission hearings, court appeals, retaliation claims, workplace safety, settlements, and post-injury investigations. Her clients include state-funded and self-insured employers. She is familiar with the labyrinth of administrative systems employers must navigate when dealing with workers’ compensation matters, including the Industrial Commission of Ohio and the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation. She knows how to navigate businesses and companies through these and other processes while also ensuring they meet their professional goals. When a workers’ compensation matter proceeds to a court of common pleas, she utilizes her litigation and jury trial experience to vigorously defend against claims.

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    Jared Buker is an associate attorney in the Columbus office of Dinsmore & Shohl LLP, where he focuses his practice on workers’ compensation, employment, labor, and administrative law. He counsels clients ranging from small businesses to national and international companies on issues involving workplace injuries, labor disputes, company policy, retaliation claims, FMLA, the Americans with Disabilities Act, OSHA, and the Fair Labor Standards Act. When working with a client, Jared starts by gaining an understanding of their business, including their short- and long-term goals, and he uses this information to craft a legal strategy that meets the client’s short- and long-term needs. His experience includes practicing in state and federal court, as well as before administrative agencies like the Ohio Industrial Commission, the Ohio Civil Rights Commission, the Department of Labor, the National Labor Relations Board, and the Equal Employment Opportunities Commission. Jared earned his B.A., magna cum laude, from Youngstown State University, and J.D., cum laude, from Capital University Law School. While in law school, he was the Executive Articles editor of the Capital University Law Review, Volume 43, and recipient of the Dean’s Excellence Award in 2013. He is a member of the Ohio State and Columbus Bar Associations and is admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio.

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    Preston J. Garvin began his workers' compensation career as a Hearing Officer for the Industrial Commission. He served as Legal Director, Chief Legal Advisor, to the Industrial Commission. In 1997, Preston and Michael Hickey formed the law firm of Garvin & Hickey, LLC. Preston is Special Counsel to the Ohio Chamber of Commerce for workers' compensation matters and Chairman of the Workers' Compensation Committee. He has testified before various House and Senate committees on numerous workers' compensation bills. He has participated in numerous Amici Curiae briefs before the Ohio Supreme Court. Preston has served on various Industrial Commission and BWC committees. He presently serves on the Rules Advisory Task Force. He has been listed in the Best Lawyers in America since 1995 and Columbus Monthly Magazine Top Lawyers in Columbus. He has been voted by his peers as one of the Ohio's Super Lawyers, with a placement of one of the top 50 lawyers in Columbus and top 100 in Ohio and he has an AV rating from Martindale Hubbell. Preston was the recipient of the Ohio Self-Insurers Association Patrick A. O'Neill award. Preston serves on the Board of Kids' Chance of Ohio and is a past member of the Board of Kids' Chance of America.

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    Vicky G. Hamilton has a background in healthcare beginning in a hospital emergency department following college, managing physician offices, and managing in hospital public relations and marketing.  She began working in 1989 in the role of a consultant with a third-party administrator taking on many elements in workers’ compensation.  She has been a Hearing Representative with CareWorks Comp since 2010.  Her focus is to learn and educate within her role the continual changes in workers’ compensation. 

     

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    Loyd Hudson is an Integrated Disability Manager for AEP’s Absence Programs.  Loyd is active in disability management and has 25 years of experience in American Electric Powers integrated disability management program consisting of sick leave, parental leaves, military leaves, workers’ compensation, long term disability, FMLA, and ADA. Loyd currently serves as President of the Ohio of Self Insurers, Former President and current Board Member of the West Virginia Self Insurers, Former President and current Board Member of the National Counsel of Self-Insurers, Board Member of the Louisiana Self Insurers Association, and has served as past President of the Virginia Self Insured Association.



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    Richard L. Johnson has concentrated his practice in the area of workers' compensation defense for over twenty years.  He is a member of Eastman & Smith. He has represented both self-insured and state-funded employers before the Industrial Commission, Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation, Self-Insuring Employers Evaluation Board and all levels of Ohio’s courts, including the Ohio Supreme Court. Mr. Johnson is accredited by the Ohio State Bar Association as a Certified Specialist in Workers' Compensation Law. He frequently lectures on workers' compensation issues and has given a number of presentations on various topics to many of Ohio’s local safety councils and human resources associations. He is a member of Eastman & Smith’s Labor and Employment Practice Group.

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    Debbie Lantman is the Manager – Workers’ Compensation for Formica Corporation in Evendale, Ohio. Managing self-insured, deductible, and guaranteed workers’ compensation programs in Ohio and the United States, including Puerto Rico. Having worked in the workers’ compensation field for 33 years, Debbie has managed self-insured and state fund claims for her employers and a third party administrator. Debbie’s background also includes human resource generalist, FMLA and ADA management, Paramedic, safety consultant, and emergency medical services instructor. Debbie was appointed by then Governor Kasich and now Governor Voinovich to the Industrial Commission Nominating Council. As a Board member of OSIA, Debbie participates on the BWC SI Financial Committee and the BWC SI Claims Committee. Debbie is a member of the Ohio Safety Congress EMS Committee.

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    Robert A. Minor, Esq. - Prior to his retirement on January 1, 2019, Buz Minor was a partner in the Columbus office of Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP, and practiced in the area of labor and employment law.  His practice included workers' compensation defense before the agencies and courts, assisting employers in obtaining self-insurance status and in resolving SI compliance issues, participation before the Ohio Supreme Court as amicus curiae, the defense of direct liability actions and employment intentional torts, and OSHA compliance and defense.  Mr. Minor is the Executive Secretary of the Ohio Self-Insurers Association, serves on the Executive Committee of the National Council of Self-Insurers, and is a former President of the National Council.  Mr. Minor is a frequent lecturer before national and state audiences on employer liability law and is recognized in The Best Lawyers in America.  



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    J. Andrew Recker (Andy) is an associate attorney in Dinsmore & Shohl LLP's Cincinnati office where he focuses his practice on workers' compensation defense and represents employers in both administrative proceedings before the Ohio Industrial Commission and court proceedings in Ohio courts. He has obtained favorable jury verdicts for employers in Ohio courts and is a strong advocate for employers in both the hearing room and courtroom. Prior to law school, Andy handled liability and casualty claims for Safeco insurance company and Macy’s department stores. Currently, he has leadership roles with the Cincinnati Bar Association’s workers’ compensation committee and actively speaks and presents to trade associations, bar associations third party administrators, employers and employer groups throughout the state.

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    Mark A. Shaw represents employers in workers' compensation, litigation, and employment matters. He has represented both private and public sector employers before state courts and at all administrative levels before the Industrial Commission. He is a frequent speaker and guest lecturer at seminars regarding workers' compensation and employment law topics.  Mr. Shaw is a member of Eastman & Smith, practicing in the Firm's Columbus, Ohio, office, and is listed in Best Lawyers in America®. 


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    Noel C. Shepard represents a wide variety of companies in employment-related defense litigation and consulting services. Her practice focuses on defending employers of all sizes in every aspect of workers’ compensation from injury prevention to settlement. Noel offers her clients advice regarding policy writing, accident prevention and investigation, cost containment, and defense strategy. She defends her clients against workers’ compensation claims before the Industrial Commission of Ohio as well as in common pleas courts statewide. Additionally, she represents clients in writ of mandamus actions in Courts of Appeal. She also has experience in more specialized areas of workers’ compensation law, including Violation of Specific Safety Requirements (VSSR), handicap reimbursement hearings, and in rating matters before the Adjudicating Committee of the Bureau of Workers’ Compensation. Noel is also the Member-in-Charge of the Columbus office of Frost Brown Todd.

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    Joanne Wissman Glass represents employers in all phases of workers’ compensation matters including administrative hearings and judicial matters before various levels of Ohio state courts. She counsels employers regarding the administration and defense of workers’ compensation claims, claims management and cost containment, accident investigation and reporting, violation of specific safety requirement (VSSR) claims, premium and group ratings, attaining and maintaining self-insured status, subrogation, workers’ compensation retaliation and other related matters. She also defends employers in post-administrative litigation in common pleas courts throughout Ohio. Joanne is also admitted in Kentucky. She has counseled Kentucky employers in the administration and defense of its workers’ compensation claims and has represented employers at various administrative proceedings in Kentucky. Joanne is a member of the Cincinnati office of Frost Brown Todd. 

    Registration

    Eight On-Demand Sessions 

    OSIA Self-Insurer Member - FREE

    OSIA Associate Member - $25

    Non-Member - $125

    Cancellation, Substitution & Refund Policy

    There are no cancellations, substitutions or refunds for the on-demand sessions of the Nuts & Bolts Training. 

  • Loss Control During and Emerging From a Pandemic

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 01/26/2021

    This webinar will focus on strategies for managing your safety efforts during the COVID-19 pandemic as well as begin preparations for a return to “normal”.

    This webinar will focus on strategies for managing your safety efforts during the COVID-19 pandemic as well as begin preparations for a return to “normal”. As this is an evolving situation, the latest data will be used in this presentation but is subject to change. Please consult the Center for Disease Control for the latest guidance.

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    Gary Smith MLIR, CRM, CSRM Director, National Loss Control Services Gary Smith joined Mackinaw Administrations in 2019 as the Director of National Loss Control Services. Prior to that he worked for York Risk Services Group as the Director of Risk Control Services. He has over 25 years of experience in the safety and loss control profession; having worked extensively with the manufacturing industry, serving in facility and corporate safety roles. Gary has also spent several years working on the agency and brokerage side. Gary’s areas of expertise include ergonomics, safety training, risk assessments and safety program development, and implementation; and he holds a Master’s Degree from Michigan State University and is a Certified Risk Management professional.

  • Nuts & Bolts - Best Practices

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits

    This webinar will discuss best practices of Ohio Workers' Compensation issues.

    This webinar will discuss best practices of Ohio Workers' Compensation issues.



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    Melissa Black, Of Counsel at Dinsmore & Shohl LLP’s Columbus office counsels employers in workers’ compensation matters, including Industrial Commission hearings, court appeals, retaliation claims, workplace safety, settlements, and post-injury investigations. Her clients include state-funded and self-insured employers.

    She is familiar with the labyrinth of administrative systems employers must navigate when dealing with workers’ compensation matters, including the Industrial Commission of Ohio and the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation. She knows how to navigate businesses and companies through these and other processes while also ensuring they meet their professional goals. When a workers’ compensation matter proceeds to a court of common pleas, she utilizes her litigation and jury trial experience to vigorously defend against claims.




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    Jared Buker is an associate attorney in the Columbus office of Dinsmore & Shohl LLP, where he focuses his practice on workers’ compensation, employment, labor, and administrative law. He counsels clients ranging from small businesses to national and international companies on issues involving workplace injuries, labor disputes, company policy, retaliation claims, FMLA, the Americans with Disabilities Act, OSHA, and the Fair Labor Standards Act. When working with a client, Jared starts by gaining an understanding of their business, including their short- and long-term goals, and he uses this information to craft a legal strategy that meets the client’s short- and long-term needs.

    His experience includes practicing in state and federal court, as well as before administrative agencies like the Ohio Industrial Commission, the Ohio Civil Rights Commission, the Department of Labor, the National Labor Relations Board, and the Equal Employment Opportunities Commission.

    Jared earned his B.A., magna cum laude, from Youngstown State University, and J.D., cum laude, from Capital University Law School. While in law school, he was the Executive Articles editor of the Capital University Law Review, Volume 43, and recipient of the Dean’s Excellence Award in 2013. He is a member of the Ohio State and Columbus Bar Associations and is admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio.



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    J. Andrew Recker (Andy) is an associate attorney in Dinsmore & Shohl LLP's Cincinnati office where he focuses his practice on workers' compensation defense and represents employers in both administrative proceedings before the Ohio Industrial Commission and court proceedings in Ohio courts. He has obtained favorable jury verdicts for employers in Ohio courts and is a strong advocate for employers in both the hearing room and courtroom. Prior to law school, Andy handled liability and casualty claims for Safeco insurance company and Macy’s department stores. Currently, he has leadership roles with the Cincinnati Bar Association’s workers’ compensation committee and actively speaks and presents to trade associations, bar associations third party administrators, employers and employer groups throughout the state.


  • Nuts & Bolts - Claim Management & C-9 Requests

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits

    Initial and ongoing treatment requests, data elements, and the Miller Criteria.

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    This webinar will cover initial and ongoing treatment requests, data elements, and the Miller Criteria.

    Debbie Lantman is the Manager – Workers’ Compensation for Formica Corporation in Evendale, Ohio. Managing self-insured, deductible, and guaranteed workers’ compensation programs in Ohio and the United States, including Puerto Rico. Having worked in the workers’ compensation field for 33 years, Debbie has managed self-insured and state fund claims for her employers and a third party administrator. Debbie’s background also includes human resource generalist, FMLA and ADA management, Paramedic, safety consultant, and emergency medical services instructor. Debbie was appointed by then Governor Kasich and now Governor Voinovich to the Industrial Commission Nominating Council. As a Board member of OSIA, Debbie participates on the BWC SI Financial Committee and the BWC SI Claims Committee. Debbie is a member of the Ohio Safety Congress EMS Committee.