KANSAS CITY, Mo., April 15, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Two experts from Lockton will be sharing key risk management insights during the 2015 RIMS Annual Conference and Exhibition, April 26-29 in New Orleans. Sponsored by The Risk Management Society, the yearly RIMS conference attracts 10,000 risk and insurance professionals, business executives, and service providers for networking and education about the industry. Lockton is the world's largest privately held, independent insurance broker.
Michael Davis, Lockton's Senior Vice President of Risk Control Services, will be speaking on Monday, April 27 about how the reclassification of obesity as a disease under the Americans with Disabilities Act will affect workers compensation reporting.
Davis' presentation, titled "AMA Reclassification of Obesity as a Disease: How it Affects Workers' Compensation and Mandatory Reporting," will highlight important topics such as:
- Emerging Business Trends in Risk Management
- How workers with a body mass index (BMI) of 40 are injured at twice the rate of the workforce and average 10-times more lost workdays
- The link between the financial health of the employees, the health and wellness and the impact on productivity, absenteeism, and on-the-job accidents and injuries
"Because many companies are now finding that many of their customers require that they have better-than-average safety records, there is an increased focus on workforce health and safety," explained Davis. "It could mean the difference between winning a contract or losing a bid. A healthy workforce is no longer a luxury; it's a necessity if you hope to be competitive."
Michal Gnatek, Vice President and Lockton's Technology and Government Contractor Practice Leader, will participate in a session on Wednesday, April 29.
Titled, "Beyond Cyber Liability: Ensuring Enterprise Network Security Risk Management," Gnatek's presentation will delve into how taking an enterprise risk management approach to cyber security is the best defense against the constantly evolving threats to organizations' intellectual property, data and reputation. Key takeaways from the session will include:
- How to change a company's security approach from defense-in-depth to an intelligence-led strategy.
- The benefits of forming a partnership with a threat intelligence firm, and leveraging the technologies and services that can help accurately assess Cyber Defense postures.
- How to engage the appropriate resources to plan, mitigate and respond to corporate network breaches.
"Simply insuring against cyber perils isn't enough anymore," advised Gnatek. "Increasingly, organizations are realizing the benefits of establishing a dynamic breach response plan, engaging the correct outside resources, and taking a cohesive ERM approach to mitigate loss."
More than 5,300 professionals at Lockton provide 41,000 clients around the world with risk management, insurance, and employee benefits consulting services that improve their businesses. From its founding in 1966 in Kansas City, Missouri, Lockton has attracted entrepreneurial professionals who have driven its growth to become the largest privately held, independent insurance broker in the world and 10th largest overall. Independent researcher Greenwich Associates has awarded Lockton its Service Excellence Award for risk management for large companies. For six consecutive years, Business Insurance has recognized Lockton as a "Best Place to Work in Insurance." To see the latest insights from Lockton's experts, check Lockton Market Update.