Medical Treatment and Costs Associated with COVID-19

Posted by Deborah Watkins on May 26, 2020 at 10:53 PM

Proper Claim Management Procedures (Part 1)

Posted by Richard Spiers on May 19, 2020 at 12:42 PM

If you are a public entity or school district that initially handles all your claims in-house because you are totally self-insured or have a self-insured retention of over $100,000, this blog is going to discuss procedures that should be put together and the areas of a claim that you need to analyze before determining the level of exposure you may be facing.  There are many aspects of a case that you need to investigate, even if they initially appear to be somewhat insignificant. 

Innovative Technology to Manage Law Enforcement Risks

Posted by Ariel and Charl... on April 7, 2020 at 1:23 PM

Addressing Healthcare in Jails

Posted by Kenny Smith on March 4, 2020 at 8:44 AM

Throughout the United States, there over 3,200 local and county jails housing more than 700,000 inmates. Providing adequate medical care to the inmate population is challenging to say the least, which has led to many states contracting out their jail healthcare to private companies. Unfortunately, many of the leading jail healthcare vendors have been on the receiving end of hundreds of lawsuits, some with multimillion dollar judgements.  

A Recipe for Success: Integrating Predictive Models Into Your Claim Handling Process

Posted by Brian Billings on February 19, 2020 at 8:27 AM

What are the most important things to consider when implementing predictive models into your claim handling process?

Numbers Don't Lie... Or Do They?

Posted by Michael Lacroix on January 21, 2020 at 3:45 PM

As a risk manager, you rely on “numbers” for many aspects of your job. You assume that numbers tell the story.  You might think that numbers don’t lie, but actually they can.

I have found over the years that numbers generated by trustworthy people and institutions don’t really lie by themselves, but that their interpretation can often be misleading. Let’s look at a couple of examples.

Is Self-Funding Right for Your Organization

Posted by Belva Hale on September 17, 2019 at 2:24 PM

How Public Insurers & Pools Can Positively Influence Police Operations

Posted by Richard Spiers on March 6, 2019 at 9:47 AM

In the last few years, the Federal Department of Justice (DOJ) has reduced their involvement in case investigations and engaging practice consent decrees against local police departments. With that oversight being reduced, the role of public entity insurers and municipal pools has taken on a larger role.

Pools become experts regarding any litigation trends in their state, but they can also learn about changes taking place all around the country by having discussions with their excess or reinsurance carrier.

Understanding Actuarial Methods

Posted by Cheryl White on January 30, 2019 at 11:35 AM

The purpose of most actuarial methods is to estimate ultimate losses, or total losses, for a particular accident period. Once an estimate of the ultimate losses is determined, outstanding losses or required reserves are easily calculated by subtracting the paid losses from these total losses.

Medicare Secondary Payer Best Practices

Posted by Patrick Czuprynski on September 3, 2018 at 10:19 PM

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