2016 ALPHA Fund Participants’ Meeting Showcases Workers’ Compensation Experts

ALPHA Fund Participants gathered in Newport Beach, CA February 18-19, for two days of education and networking. This year’s annual gathering of Participants set an all-time attendance record.

Participants spent Thursday learning and networking with notable experts in the field of workers’ compensation.

alphafundparticipantsmeeting_053Mark Priven, Director, Data Analytics and Specialty Actuarial, Bickmore spoke about the differences in workers’ compensation experience between Northern and Southern California. His informative and entertaining presentation was well received by Participants. Comments from Participants included;

“A very creative presentation.”
“A great look at the vast difference in costs between Southern and Northern California.”
“Now I fully understand what an actuary does.”

The second educational session, Workers’ Compensation Fraud: Fact, Fiction or Fantasy,  discussed the issue of workers’ compensation fraud including, the issues of applicant and provider fraud. This interactive session provided attendees with an opportunity to ask questions of panelists, Jamie Goff, Claims Manager, ALPHA Fund, Stephanie Smith, Esq. and Jennifer Lentz Snyder, Head Deputy, Healthcare Fraud Division, Los Angeles District Attorney’s Office (LADA).
Participants enjoyed the interactive format ofPanel the panel and provided feedback including;

“Fraud can be difficult to prove and you need to get as much information as possible.”
“The overall communication by the employer/injured worker and our claims examiner is extremely important.”
“I really enjoyed the fraud presentation, great panel.”