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The Path Forward:
An Out Front Ideas Virtual Conference






September 22, 2020 (All listed in Central Standard Time)


10:00 am – The Path Forward: Industry CEO Perspectives

In early April, Out Front Ideas kicked off a weekly COVID-19 Briefing Series with this panel of industry CEOs discussing the business continuity challenges they were facing during the pandemic. The same panel returns to kick off our virtual conference with many lessons learned and a stronger gauge of what the future holds for our industry. These CEOs offer four perspectives – that of the carrier, the TPA, the occupational health provider, and the ancillary program provider. Learn as they discuss how the workers’ compensation industry has been forever changed, how businesses are adapting to that change, and what we can expect for the path forward.





11:15 am – Navigating the Constant Evolution of Accommodation & Leave Laws 

One of the most popular Out Front Ideas topics through the years has been the intersection of ADA, FMLA and workers’ compensation because these programs can be extremely complicated to administer. There is significant overlap between them and the laws and regulations are in constant flux, which creates an ongoing challenge for employers. In this session, a panel of compliance experts will discuss the current state of these laws and how they apply to COVID-19 cases.





12:30 pm – The State of the Commercial Insurance Marketplace

The commercial insurance marketplace was slowly transforming at the start of the year, which was then accelerated by the COVID-19 pandemic, coupled with occurrences of civil unrest. In this session, an expert broker panel will discuss widespread changes in the commercial insurance marketplace, including workers’ compensation, liability, auto and group benefits. The panel will also discuss how the current environment has changed the way carriers look at collateral risk. In a survey of frequent Out Front Ideas viewers, this was one of our most requested topics.




1:30 pm – Collaboration Sessions & Speed Networking (Day 1)

Some of the advantages of a physical conference is the ability to network, hold open discussions and ask questions. Here’s your opportunity to do all of that virtually! Attendees will have the ability to choose between the collaboration sessions below. Come prepared to share and learn with your peers.


Collaboration 1: Return to Work, Accommodation & Leave Laws

Discuss the challenges related to accommodation and leave of absence compliance. Explore the most-recent leave laws and how they pertain to COVID-19 cases.



Collaboration 2: Cyber Risk & Insurance Technology
Discuss best practices in cyber risk management and the state of the cyber insurance marketplace. Delve into the latest insurtech and claims processing solutions.



Collaboration 3: Ask the Medical Director
Ask questions and discuss medical challenges with two leading industry medical directors.



Collaboration 4: Speed Networking
The virtual conference system will randomly pair you with other participants to introduce yourself and network via chat room. You control how many people you meet and how quickly.


See agenda for September 23