Gallagher Bassett is pleased to attend and support the Workers’ Compensation Research Institute’s (WCRI) 34th Annual Issues and Research Conference, March 22nd – 23rd. Founded in 1983, WCRI is an independent, not-for-profit research organization which strives to help those interested in making improvements to the workers' compensation system by providing highly-regarded, objective data and analysis. The two-day conference will take place in Boston, MA.
GB is a long-time supporter of the WCRI, its research, and mission. Russell Pass, EVP of Product Development and Chief Information Officer serves as a WCRI Board Member, and is involved in the research initiatives of the organization.
The theme of this year’s Issues and Research conference is Work and the Comp System: Evolution, Disruption, and the Future. WCRI’s two-day program highlights the Institute’s latest research findings while drawing upon the diverse perspectives of highly respected workers’ compensation experts and policymakers from across the country. The following are among the questions the conference will be addressing:
What challenges face the workers’ compensation system, and how might the system evolve to meet them?
Does opioid use have an effect on return to work?
How is the prescription drug crisis impacting American employers, and how are they responding?
What do providers, regulators, and payors have to say about value-based care?
Does medical marijuana shift prescription drug spending?
What does the future of work look like and what are the implications for workers’ compensation
Leading up to the WCRI Issues Conference, GB is proud to attend and participate in the Alliance of Women in Workers’ Compensation pre-conference event. This engaging session will bring stakeholders together on March 21, 2018 to collaborate on treating pain. Attendees will hear from engaging panels covering pre-pain, acute pain, and chronic pain treatment. As is an Alliance of Women in Workers’ Compensation tradition, we will also collaborate with one another to share ideas and learn from one another.
If you will be in Boston this week, please connect with us. We look forward to seeing you at these important events.