Aegis Corporation was a sponsor of the recent 3rd Annual Worker's Compensation Spring Symposium, which was held March 13th in Pewaukee.
Angie Kolb, Worker's Compensation Claims Manager with Aegis Corporation, was a member of a panel discussion on “Can't We All Just Get Along?” The session dealt with exploring the complex relationship between employers, insurance carriers and defense counsel. Other presenters on the panel were Daniel Pedriana, an attorney with Lindner & Marsack, S.C., as well as Clay Hammes with Blain's Farm & Fleet.
“With close to 30 years experience in worker's compensation claims management, Angie is a tremendous resource to our insureds and to our staff here at Aegis Corporation,” said John A. Dirkse, executive vice president of the company. “She has a wealth of knowledge in working closely with employers, injured workers and medical professionals to provide appropriate treatment, along with cost savings to keep claim costs down. She is diligent in assuring all parties receive the care need to recover from a work injury. The feedback she received from her presentation was very positive and we believe her perspective was incredibly helpful to symposium attendees.”
Close to 200 attendees were at the half day session, with other topics including:
Is Change on the Horizon?
An attorney panel discussed the proposed Agreed Upon Bill, introduced into legislation on January 31, 2014, the new ALJ Code of Conduct and What's New with LIRC. Presenters were attorneys Chelsie Allan, Melissa Stone, David McKone & Mark Miller of Lindner & Marsack, S.C.
Pain Management: A Treating Physician's Perspective
A pain management physician spoke on various pain management methods including injections, pain pumps and spinal cord stimulators and related diagnostic criteria. Douglas Keehn, D.O. of Advanced Pain Management was the presenter, with Allison Hanson, MBA, of ExamWorks, Inc. moderating.
“Events like this worker's compensation symposium give us a unique opportunity to gather with our clients and other employers to discuss key issues facing their entities and their employees,” said Dirkse. “When they walk away armed with new approaches and solutions to worker's compensation issues, we have succeeded. We look forward to participating in this worthwhile event in the future.”