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Workers’ Compensation Symposium Comes To Winston-Salem In August


Posted on Jul 24, 2010

Are you wondering about the state of North Carolina Workers’ Compensation? Are you an insurance company employee, lawmaker, or employer? You may be interested in attending a NC workers’ compensation symposium this August to learn more about how workers are protected and how well the system works.

The workers’ compensation event will be hosted Appalachian State University’s Brantley Risk and Insurance Center in the Walker College of Business on August 1 and August 2, 2010. The actual event will take place at the Embassy Suites Hotel located in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

According to conference organizer Dr. David Marlett, the Chair of the Department of Finance, Banking and Insurance in the Walker College of Business, the conference will focus on exactly how workers’ comp works in North Carolina and what we can all do to make the system work better for both injured employees and employers who want to keep their workers safe and cared for.

Speakers at the workers’ comp symposium will include from Robert P. Hartwig, president of the Insurance Information Institute; N.C. Department of Insurance Commissioner Wayne Goodwin; Mike Plavnicky, CEO of Montgomery Insurance; Andy Avram, an attorney at Cranfill, Sumner & Hartzog; Nicole M. Coomer an economist at  the Workers Compensation Research Institute; Ray Evans, the general manager at North Carolina Rate Bureau; Carol A. Telles, a senior analyst at Workers Compensation Research Institute; and N.C. Senator Doug Berger. The variety of speakers will allow discussions on a number of aspects and angles of workers’ comp and examine the program from a variety of perspectives.

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