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Las Vegas: National Workers’ Compensation & Disability Conf. & Expo

NWCD hosts the National Workers’ Compensation and Disability Conference and Expo. National Workers’ Compensation and Disability Conference (NWCDC) has long provided the best workers’ comp and disability management training available, we heard.  NWCDC is home to the industry’s largest expo in the nation and features more than 260 vendors, allowing visitors to find, compare and contrast all the products, tools and services to help with your toughest workers’ comp and disability management challenges.  It’s surprising how many disciplines and areas of expertise are covered at this show.  They include Case Management, Claims Investigation, Disability Management, Ergonomic Solutions, Healthcare Management, Injury Prevention, Managed Care, Medical and Pharmaceutical Processing Solutions, Rehabilitation, Risk Management, Safety, Screening, Surveillance, Transportation and Vocational Rehabilitation.  Not everyone goes along though; they wanted her to go to rehab, she said No, No, No….  #NWCDConf #workerscomp

Denver: Risk and Insurance Management Society, Inc. – RIMS

The risk community — actually yeah, since you ask, that’s what they call themselves —  gathered in the Mile High City for the RIMS 2014 Annual Conference & Exhibition. RIMS stands for the Risk and Insurance Management Society, and it’s dedicated to “advancing the practice of risk management”.  Hot topics?  Avoiding Cyber Liability Pitfalls: Lessons Learned from Risk Managers, Legal and Forensic Experts, for one.  Another draw was How Will the Legalization of Marijuana Affect Your Employment Policies?  Oh, man….  There was vigorous discussion of FATCA, the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act. Lessons were learned, as in Lessons Learned From the Colorado Fire and Floods.  Keynote speaker Jordan Belfort, aka the Real Wolf of Wall Street, shared his own hard-learned lessons from self-confessed mistakes, and gave insight on “how to break the barriers that may be holding us back”. Barriers like not taking risks enough, maybe…?

Denver: National Association of Corporate Directors – NACD

June 23-26, 2012. NACD is the National Association of Corporate Directors.  Sometimes it’s a case of “by their sponsors shall ye know them”, so be aware that squarely behind this meet were the likes of CoBiz Financial (which takes an integrated approach to meeting the complete financial needs of businesses and businesses owners), Cooley LLP (the first Silicon Valley firm to establish a presence in the Rockies), Denver Compensation & Benefits (providing guidance to companies to attract and retain first-class management teams), Faegre Baker Daniels (a full-service law firm dedicated to serving the needs of local, national and international businesses), and HUB International Limited (a leading North American insurance brokerage that provides a broad array of property and casualty, life and health, employee benefits, reinsurance, investment and risk management products).  Oh and a few other companies with outlandish names like KPMG, Ernst & Young, Merrill…

Orlando: ACFE Fraud Conference and Exhibition

June 17-22, 2012. The Anti-Fraud Exhibit Hall at the 23rd Annual ACFE Fraud Conference & Exhibition featured the latest anti-fraud innovations and resources from leading providers. Visitors to vendor booths could learn about how products and services could help to take the fight against fraud to the next level.  The ACFE Corporate Alliance supports the implementation of anti-fraud best practices in large organizations by giving security-focused teams access to tools, training and resources. The program offered instruction on the skills required for superior job performance and career advancement including certification, plus the wonderfully-named, the industry’s leading online news and information resource. From his experience as an accountant and former FBI agent, ACFE founder and Chairman Dr. Joseph T. Wells learned from practical experience that accountants need anti-fraud education to do their jobs.  This guy is no fraud….

San Diego: IASA

June 3-6, 2012. The Insurance Accounting & Systems Association, Incorporated (IASA) believes in “progress through sharing knowledge”.  IASA is one of the insurance industry’s largest and most well represented trade associations.  Members include insurance companies of all types (Property & Casualty, Life, Health, Fraternal, HMO and others), as well as companies serving the insurance industry, regulators and organizations broadly representative of the financial services industry, including banks and investment brokerage firms.  Their aim was “to initiate and facilitate the exchange of educational information and ideas among insurance related professionals to enhance the effectiveness of these individuals, their employers and the financial services industry as a whole”.  Which basically means creating conditions under which more people will buy more insurance.  Now if, which of course God forbid, anything should ever happen to you….
One of our IASA clients made this video:

Phoenix: NAILBA

Nov. 17-29, 2011. The National Association of Independent Life Brokerage Agencies’ (NAILBA) 30th Annual Meeting, was hailed as a success by exhibitors and attendees.  The event attracted 1,348 attendees,  an increase over last year’s registrations. NAILBA 30 also welcomed 97 exhibiting companies in 120 booths. The independent wholesale insurance brokerage industry’s premier event, NAILBA 30 featured education and networking opportunities for this specialized community.  “One of NAILBA’s great strengths is relationships,” noted NAILBA Chairman Christi Daughenbaugh. In her address at the Opening General Session on Thursday, Daughenbaugh shared the association’s newly adopted statement of purpose, which is to “serve as the national association of life, health and annuity insurance distributors.”  So your policy is already in force.