All Events


We encourage our members to check out the following events that are offered free or at a significant discount. All of our 1-hour webinars are FREE for current OSIA members.






May 2021  Back to Top

OSIA Ed Day  
Friday, May 21, 2021 8:00 AM Eastern Time (ET) - 2:00 PM Eastern Time (ET)
Virtual

Join us on Friday, May 21 for an incredible line-up of live virtual sessions that includes: 

 

Workers' Compensation Environment in 2021

 

Panel Discussion with Ohio Insurance Leaders

  • John Logue, Ohio BWC Interim Administrator/CEO
  • Jim Hughes, Ohio Industrial Commission Chairman
  • David Boyd, Ohio BWC Director of Self-Insured Operations

 

The Impact of Stressors on Work Activity

 

PLUS a Bonus Session at no additional cost - Staying Well in Uncertain Times

 

You are not going to want to miss this timely and informative collection of presentations. 

CE Credits

The Supreme Court of Ohio, Commission on Continuing Legal Education has approved this program for 3.0 General CLE hours for a Live Interactive Webinar.

June 2021  Back to Top

2021 Virtual Conference  
Wednesday, June 16, 2021 - Thursday, June 17, 2021 - All Day
Virtual Conference

Please join us for the OSIA 2021 Virtual Conference on June 16-17, 2021. We are excited to bring you outstanding presenters, ample networking opportunities, prizes, and a silent auction.  While we are not able to see each other in-person this year, we look forward to doing some virtual networking and learning from some experts in the field. All the while we have kept the registration fees affordable for anyone who wants to attend. 

July 2021  Back to Top

Social Determinants of Health and Impact on Worker's Compensation  
Tuesday, July 20, 2021 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Virtual

FREE to OSIA Members

 

This webinar will focus on the following issues: definition of social determinants of health and its identification, impact on all facets of worker's compensation importance and need for modification strategies for SDH -impact on SDH from COVID-19, and practical ways to implement strategies to address SDH for improved outcomes.

 

Definition of Social Determinants of Health: How to identify SDH. How to apply SDH strategies to all facets of worker's compensation. How to improve case outcomes at all levels while addressing SDH. 

                                                                        

imageMollie Kallen has over 30 years of professional experience in the worker’s compensation industry. Mollie is originally from Ohio and graduated with a Bachelor's in Education from Washington University and a Master's in counseling from Northwestern University. She has worked in the industry from all perspectives, culminating in her building a national case management company of over 400 case managers. Mollie started her career as a public school teacher and then moved towards counseling and psychology at a Master’s Degree level. Her introduction to worker’s compensation was providing group and individual counseling to injured workers and their families in the private clinical sector. She then started her case management career with the first national case management company, Intracorp, and quickly became one of their highly successful and most requested case managers. Mollie transition to Corvel as a senior case manager for 13 years and became noted in her field in South Florida . After working at Genex for one year, Mollie decided to start her own company as a sole practicing case manager, giving customers the high quality care without higher costs, administrative fees and incentivizations that she had known in prior companies. Mollie formed MKCM ( Mollie Kallen Case Management, Inc.) emphasizing strong customer service, transparency, ethics, quality and using only experienced case managers. MKCM is now the only national, wholly owned and minority run case management company. Mollie has become a leader in our industry and speaks at many national and regional conferences, webinars and does a great deal of training in our industry. Mollie is involved in many industry wide organizations and believes strongly in mentoring young professionals and case managers. 

 

 

August 2021  Back to Top

Do It For The Gram: Using the Age of Social Media Narcissism to Investigate and Mitigate Claims Exposure Webinar  
Tuesday, August 10, 2021 1:00 PM Eastern Time (ET) - 2:00 PM Eastern Time (ET)
Virtual

FREE for OSIA Members

This course provides a thorough understanding of just how much information is created every day on social media. Upon completion of this course, attendees should be aware of what potentially relevant information might exist for any claim. Furthermore, this course aims to raise awareness of the many different avenues for how that information can be used to craft a reliable investigation plan and build the foundation for a high-quality evidence package sure to aid in the defense of a claim.

 

The world has changed so much in the last decade with the advent and subsequent explosion of social media use. Its’ addictive nature has complicated the lives of many people and has likely forever changed the way many businesses operate. Nearly everyone walks around with a connected device with an HD camera in their hands. Most participate daily in multiple social media experiences and the normalization of sharing our lives most intimate moments is nearly complete. This societal shift has certainly impacted multiple aspects of the claims industry with the simplification of effort needed to begin a claims investigation being especially notable.

 

Adjusters, claim leaders and risk managers should feel confident in using social media to better know a claimant’s story and lifestyle. That confidence only comes with a greater understanding of what potential information can be found on the internet about most any person. There are 100’s of social media sites, millions of profiles and billions of regularly posted statements, pictures and videos. You might be surprised just how often a claimant posts something that impeaches the credibility of their injury story. Learning how a claims professional can use this information to directly impact claims with some indicator of fraud and abuse is vital. 

 

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Nick Ferrante is currently an Investigative Consultant for Frasco, Inc, one of our approved National Vendors for Investigations. Nick has 9 years of experience in investigations, specializes in Social Media Investigations and teaches Continuing Education throughout the country. He is an approved CEU Instructor in every state that requires it and has presented on the topic of Social Media close to 100 times. Nick resides in Peachtree City, GA, with his wife and two daughters.

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