ISIA Annual Conference

If you are an Iowa employer or workers’ compensation representative, you won’t want to miss the Eleventh Annual Iowa Self-Insurers Association Conference on Thursday, September 19, 2019 in West Des Moines, Iowa. This conference is a great opportunity to network and develop relationships with others who handle Iowa workers’ compensation claims, and gain valuable insights from top attorneys and claims representatives in the field.

The 2019 Conference is once again filled with hot topics and some of the best speakers in the industry.  The conference will be one full day, and will include lunch and a social networking cocktail at the conclusion of the day.

Registration must be completed on the Eventbrite website by credit card (with small service charge) — or, if you pay by check you will still need to complete registration on the Eventbrite website and then mail a check to ISIA, P.O. Box 166, North Sioux City, SD 57049. If you are registering multiple people please note the full names of all those attending. Registration will go up by $25 after September 6, 2018. Refunds will be accepted until September 16, 2019 minus service charge.

Conference Location & Hotel Information

The Eleventh Annual Iowa Self-Insurers Association Conference will be held Thursday, September 19, 2019, at the Holiday Inn Hotel and Suites at Jordan Creek, in West Des Moines, Iowa.

ISIA has negotiated a room rate of $134 per night for both Wednesday and Thursday nights for conference attendees. Reservations can be made by calling the hotel directly at 515-309-3900 and request the ISIA rate, or reserve online at the following link: ISIA Room Reservations — this link will take you to the hotel website and will preload the event code with the ISIA $134 rate after you select the dates. Rooms must be reserved by August 19, 2019 to receive the conference rate.

Sponsorships

If you are interested in sponsorships at the ISIA Conference, available sponsorships include breakfast/registration, lunch, breaks, digital materials/flash drives and the reception. For more information, or to reserve your spot, please contact Todd Beresford.

Exhibitor/Vendor Registrations

Each exhibitor registration will entitle you to two (2) representatives at the booth and all activities including lunch and the reception. Additional representatives will have to register as attendees. Please specify each person that will be attending when registering.

Conference Materials

This year conference materials will once again be digital. You will be provided a link prior to the conference to download or print the materials and presentations.  In addition, you will also receive a flash drive when you check in the day of the conference.

Conference Agenda

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 2019

8:00 a.m. Registration
8:30 a.m. Workers’ Compensation Statutory Changes and Relevant Case Law
A look at the July 1, 2017 workers’ compensation statutory changes, including relevant case law that has addressed specific changes to the workers’ compensation act. A sneak peek at cases in the pipeline that have yet to be decided on which include potential issues that we expect to see raised in future cases.
Eric Lanham, Esq. MVP, Kansas City, KS
9:30 a.m. Experience Modification Factors
How and experience modification factor is computed, and some tips and programs to reduce your mod rate.
Shawn Miner, SFM, Des Moines, IA
10:00 a.m. Break
10:15 a.m. Wellness Programs in the Workplace
How they can reduce your workers’ compensation costs while improving your employees health and well-being.
Ron Stanhope, Vermeer Industries, Pella IA  
11:00 a.m. How to Apportion Out Pre-Existing or Non-Industrial Injuries or Conditions When Evaluating Functional Loss, Disability and Permanent Restrictions
Chris Scheldrup, Esq., Scheldrup Wiltfang, Cedar Rapids, IA
Charles Mooney, M.D., Ames, IA
Matt Rathje, True North, Cedar Rapids, IA
12:00 p.m. Lunch Provided
1:00 p.m.

New Innovations in the Workers’ Compensation Industry
Jason Gross, EMC, Des Moines, IA

2:00 p.m.

Movement Health Questionnaire — the Impact It Could Have on Employers’ Workers’ Compensation Costs
Kelly Robinson, ATC, Select Physical Therapy

2:30 p.m. Break
2:45 p.m. How to Measure an Effective PBM — Does Price = Cost?
Kevin Lamphier, Equian, Des Moines, IA
3:15 p.m. Cybersecurity in the World
Protecting your data is and enterprise-wide matter, not an IT matter.
Matt Evans and Aaron Voss, True North, Cedar Rapids, IA
4:00 p.m. The Current Status of Medical Marijuana in Iowa and the Impact on Workers’ Compensation
Jason Kidd, Esq., Engles, Ketcham, Olson & Keith, Omaha, NE
J Wesley Rayburn, M.D., Iowa Ortho, Des Moines, IA
Deputy Stephanie Copley, Esq., Iowa Workforce Development, Des Moines, IA
5:00 p.m. Reception and Social Networking

 

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 2019

8:00 a.m.
Registration
8:30 a.m.
Workers’ Compensation Statutory Changes and Relevant Case Law
A look at the July 1, 2017 workers’ compensation statutory changes, including relevant case law that has addressed specific changes to the workers’ compensation act. A sneak peek at cases in the pipeline that have yet to be decided on which include potential issues that we expect to see raised in future cases.
Eric Lanham, Esq. MVP, Kansas City, KS
9:30 a.m.
Experience Modification Factors
How and experience modification factor is computed, and some tips and programs to reduce your mod rate.
Shawn Miner, SFM, Des Moines, IA
10:00 a.m.
Break
10:15 a.m.
Wellness Programs in the Workplace
How they can reduce your workers’ compensation costs while improving your employees health and well-being.
Ron Stanhope, Vermeer Industries, Pella IA  
11:00 a.m.
How to Apportion Out Pre-Existing or Non-Industrial Injuries or Conditions When Evaluating Functional Loss, Disability and Permanent Restrictions
Chris Scheldrup, Esq., Scheldrup Wiltfang, Cedar Rapids, IA
Charles Mooney, M.D., Ames, IA
Matt Rathje, True North, Cedar Rapids, IA
12:00 p.m.
Lunch Provided
1:00 p.m.
New Innovations in the Workers’ Compensation Industry
Jason Gross, EMC, Des Moines, IA
2:00 p.m.
Movement Health Questionnaire — the Impact It Could Have on Employers’ Workers’ Compensation Costs
Kelly Robinson, ATC, Select Physical Therapy
2:30 p.m.
Break
2:45 p.m.
How to Measure an Effective PBM — Does Price = Cost?
Kevin Lamphier, Equian, Des Moines, IA
3:15 p.m.
Cybersecurity in the World
Protecting your data is and enterprise-wide matter, not an IT matter.
Matt Evans and Aaron Voss, True North, Cedar Rapids, IA
4:00 p.m.
The Current Status of Medical Marijuana in Iowa and the Impact on Workers’ Compensation
Jason Kidd, Esq., Engles, Ketcham, Olson & Keith, Omaha, NE
J Wesley Rayburn, M.D., Iowa Ortho, Des Moines, IA
Deputy Stephanie Copley, Esq., Iowa Workforce Development, Des Moines, IA
5:00 p.m.
Reception and Social Networking

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