Managing Workers Comp Claims - In Hawaii
Solutions For 2018 & Beyond

September 27th, 2018

The Hale Koa Hotel
Waikiki Ballroom

Honolulu, HI


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While Hawaii employers have made great strides in reducing workplace accidents and injuries, the most recent case statistics reported by the Bureau of Labor Statistics reveal that the rate of non-fatal accident & injury claims per 100 employees for the State of Hawaii is nearly 25% higher than the national rate. And, 53% of injuries in Hawaii required days away from work. Add to that 20 fatal injuries, 69% of which occurred with  people ranging in age from 20 to 44 years.

In response, an esteemed group of Hawaii-based Attorneys & Workers' Comp Professionals, from highly regarded firms, will present a range of topics, which address the challenge of reigning in workplace accidents and injuries.

We begin the day with an update and analysis of the impact on Hawaii employers of recent changes & trends in  Federal & State Workers' Comp law and the possible effect of recent Workers' Comp case decisions on Hawaii employers.

We then turn our attention to an examination of the 5 most frequent Workers' Comp Injuries in Hawaii - why they occur, pathways to prevention & mitigation & their treatment regimens. In this same general regard, we'll also examine the interplay of Claims Adjustment & Medical Case Management as we  explore options in the management of a complex injury  exaserbated by the impact of comorbidities on healing - that never appeared on the employee's medical records.

And, in response to many attendee requests, we’ve scheduled a 25 to 30 minute pre-luncheon "Ask An Attorney" Q & A Roundtable, featuring a panel of up to 3 Hawaii Workers' Comp Attorneys, which will give attendees an opportunity to get answers to some vexing Workers' Comp concerns.  For this session, we suggest you type or print a description of the workers' comp issue(s) you wish to pose to our panel. They will be collected by our Conference Manager and read aloud to the audience & the panel.

For the afternoon sessions, we start with a discusssion of potential fraud in Workers' Comp Claims in Hawaii - what to look for with suspicious claims and how to foil fraudulent claims when they occur.

We then turn our attention to managing disability claims in Hawaii and a presentation that brings clarity to the often confusing interplay of ADA, FMLA & HFLL..

You’ll learn this and more…

How recent changes & trends in Fed’l & State Workers' Comp legislation as well recent Hawaii case decisions may impact your Co.
The 5 most frequent Workers' Comp injuries, their required treatment regimens and how to prevent & mitigate them.
check How an ordinary Workers; Comp claim can turn into a much more complex & costly claim when comorbidities click in.
You’ll get answers to some of your most vexing Workers' Comp legal concerns from a panel of WC Attorneys
check Preventing Workers' Comp claims fraud in Hawaii
Clarifying the interplay of ADA, FMLA & HFLL in managing disability claims in Hawaii

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Your Agenda & Conference Faculty

7:00am – 8:00am Check-In & Cont’l Breakfast

Session #1 – 8:15am – 9:25am
“Workers' Comp & The Law: Gauging The Impact
Of Recent
Changes & Trends In Fed'l & Hawaii State Workers' Comp Law & The Potential Effect Of
Recent Case Decisions"

Elizabeth J.L.Moore, Esq. Workers' Comp Attorney.
Kessner Umebayashi Bain & Matsunaga
Honolulu, HI


Session #2 – 9:30am – 10:30am
“The 5 Most Frequent Workers' Comp Injuries

In Hawaii - Prevention, Mitigation Strategies"
James A. Pleiss, D.C., D.A.B.C.O.
Wailuku, HI


Session #3 – 10:35am – 11:35pm
“Managing Complex Workers' Comp Claims In Hawaii"
Rose Richardson, Lead Sr. Adjuster - Workers' Comp
First Insurance Co. of Hawaii
Honolulu, HI


Elena Watson, RN, BSN, Case Manager
Corvel Corporation
Honolulu, HI

Session #4 – 11:40am – 12:05pm
"Ask An Attorney" - Q&A Roundtable
Sylvia K. Higashi, Esq.
Kessner Umebayashi Bain & Matsunaga
Honolulu, HI,
Kenneth T, Goya, Esq., Partner
Chong Nishimoto Sia Nakamura & Goya
Honolulu, HI

12:05pm – 1:15pm - Hosted Luncheon


Session #5 – 1:20pm – 2:20pm
"Fraud Prevention In Workers' Comp Claims
Symptoms, Signs & Solutions"

Michael Redman
Director Island Operations
Horsemen Investigations, Inc.
Honolulu, HI

Session #6 – 2:25pm – 3:25pm
"Managing Disability Claims In Hawaii - "
The Interplay Of ADA, FMLA & HFLL"
Sarah O. Wang, Esq, Partner
Marr Jones & Wang
Honolulu, HI




             5.5 SHRM CP & SCP Recertification PDCs
     UP TO 5.75 HRCI General Recertification Credit Hours
     (Upon Approval)

5.5 P&C Insurance CE credits

(Upon Approval)


5.5 Case Management CEUs
(Upon Approval)