Wednesday October 12, 2016 at 5:00 PM EDT
Thursday October 13, 2016 at 4:00 PM EDT

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Keeli Baker

Michigan Self-Insurers’ Association

124 W. Allegan, Suite 1900

Lansing MI  48933

(517) 267-3901




  2016 Fall Conference

 October 12-13, 2016

  Lansing Center, Lansing



Please join us at our upcoming conference!

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All events will be held in Exhibit Hall A

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.       Exhibitor Set Up

  4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.       Registration

  5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.       Reception and Exhibit Opening - New Event!

Thursday, October 13, 2016

8:00 a.m. - 8:45 a.m.                  Exhibits Open / Registration / Breakfast

8:45 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.                  Welcome - Mark Schneider, Conference Chair

9:00 a.m. - 9:15 a.m.                  Annual Membership Business Meeting

9:15 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.                  Executive Secretary's Remarks

                                                   Dawn Drobnich, MSIA Executive Secretary

9:45 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.                Agency Update

                                                  Hear what's happening at the Agency and within the Magistrate and                                                        Appeals levels of the workers' compensation system.

                                                  Mark Long, Director, Workers' Compensation Agency

                                                   John Schrock, Administrator, LARA Funds Administration

                                                   Lisa Klaren, Chairperson, Board of Magistrates

                                                   George Wyatt, Chairperson, Michigan Compensation Appellate                                                              Commission

10:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.            Break / Visit Exhibitors

11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.             Effectively Defending and Trying a Workers' Compensation                                                            Claim - What Every Employer Needs to Know

                                                  Best practices in preparing your claims for trial from start to finish.

                                                  Sara Bosch, Disability Management Analyst, Meijer

                                                  Pete Horrigan, Disability Management Analyst, Meijer

                                                 Walter Noeske, Conklin Benham P.C.

12:00 p.m. - 12:30 p.m.            Perspectives on the Michigan Supreme Court from its Newest                                                       Justice

                                                 Keynote Speaker Justice Joan Larson

 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.             Lunch / Visit Exhibits 

   1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.             Design. Integrate. Achieve.  Evolving Best Practices Through                                                        Predictive Modeling 

                                                  Understand how the information from predictive modeling can and                                                          should be utilized in the claims process, and implementation                                                                    challenges and opportunities.

                                                  Keith Higdon, Senior Vice President, Partnership Services, ESIS

   2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.             A Team Approach to Injury Prevention

                                                  Identify the importance of teamwork within an organization to identify                                                      risks and work to prevent and manage musculoskeletal disorders.

                                                  Erin Catalano, OTC, Spectrum Health Rehabilitation Services

                                                  Daniel Clapper, ATC, Spectrum Health Medical Group, Orthopedic                                                          Outreach Medicine

      3:30 p.m. - 3:45p.m.           Closing Remarks - Prize Drawings


For information about MSIA membership, visit www.michselfinsurers.org


Please contact our office at (517) 267-3901 or events@michselfinsurers.org