As 2017 fast approaches, Hawaii employers are again under pressure to contain the ever-spiraling healthcare costs of Workers’ Compensation injuries which, for many Hawaii employers, is the single highest employee healthcare expense.

For 2015, the latest year for compiled claims data, Hawaii reported 15,600 workersite injuries, more than 61% of which required average days away from work, ranging from 11.3 days for sprains, strains & tears to 27.6 days for more serious injuries. Sadly, there were also 18 fatal injuries in 2015.

So, the challenge to decrease workplace injuries continues and especially in 2017 as medical costs continue to soar. Compounding this challenge is the often suppressed disability of job-related stress with its impact on productivity and employee morale, not to mention - the ever-present threat of Workers’ Comp fraud  - both of whch often end up in costly litigation.

The challenges for everyone involved in Workers’ Comp claims are, therefore, clear.

However, there are solutions which can significantly reduce the incidence of Workers' Comp claims and related medical costs. To address these issues, we have assembled an elite, Hawaii-based faculty to bring you the latest developments in WC law, beginning with a clarification of the laws governing WC claims and which laws take precedence in given situtations; Best practices in managing stress claims &  An effective & legally viable strategy for Combatting fraud in WC claims. In the afternoon sessions, we’ll explore Absence Management techniques which can lead to a more effective RTW program, followed by an examination of the best practices in Vocational Rehab in Hawaii.  We'll finish the day with a 3-step process which can reduce WC premiums for insured employers and mitigate WC injuries & costs for both insured and self-insured Hawaii employers.

You’ll learn this and more…

Deciphering the alphabet soup of laws governing WC Claims
check Legal strategies for dealing with job-related stress claims
check How to spot suspicious claims and  prevent WC fraud 
How to reduce WC premiums and how insured & self-insured can make a significant dent in injured worker costs
check How to strucuture a RTW program for max effectiveness
The Key elements in Managing Vocational Rehab

To Register: Online CLICK HERE

The Management Education Council
A Member Of The MEC Group, Inc.
13502 Whittier Blvd., Suite H-152,
Whittier CA 90605

Toll Free: (866) 811-9811

Your Agenda & Hawaii-Based Faculty

7:30am – 8:30am Check-In & Cont’l Breakfast

Session #1 – 8:45am – 9:50am
“WC, ADA, FMLA & PHCA: Navigating The Alphabet Soup of Laws Affecting Workers' Comp Claims in Hawaii”

Anna Elento-Sneed, Esq., President
ES&A - A Law Corporation – Honolulu, HI

Session #2 – 9:00am – 10:00am
“Managing Job-Related Stress Claims In Hawaii - Legal Strategies For Successful Resolutions"

Elizabeth J. L. Moore, Esq., Workers' Comp Attorney
Kessner Umebayashi Bain & Matsunaga – Honolulu, HI & Former Sr. Claims Adjuster With 10 yrs Experience –
John Mullen & Co., Honolulu, HI

Session #3 – 10:05am – 11:05am
“Fraud Prevention In Workers Comp - How To Recognize Potential Fraud & Conduct Effective & Legally Viable Internal Investigations”

Elizabeth J. L. Moore, Esq., Workers' Comp Attorney
Kessner Umebayashi Bain & Matsunaga – Honolulu, HI & Former Sr. Claims Adjuster With 10 yrs Experience –
John Mullen & Co., Honolulu, HI

12:10am – 1:10pm - Hosted Luncheon

Session #4 – 1:15pm – 2:15pm
Absence Management: Shapimg Your Return To Work Program For Maximum Return On Investment

Melissa K. Cleveland, Manager, Workforce Health &
Kaiser On The Job - 


Cyndy S. Larsen, RN, BSN, CCM, CDMS
Area Vice President, Sales & Account Management - Kaiser On The Job

Kaiser Permanente - Honolulu, HI

Session #5 – 2:20pm – 3:20pm
Best Practices In Managing Vocational Rehab In Hawaii"

Preston Jones, M.ED, CRC, LMHC
Vocational Rehabilitation Specialist
HEMIC - Honolulu, HI


Session # 6 – 3:25pm – 4:25pm
“3 Ways To Lower Workers' Comp Premiums & Reduce Injury-
Related Costs For Insured & Self-Insured Hawaii Employers”
Tracy L. Lawson, CSHP, CHST, President
Lawson & Associates, Inc. Profession Safety Consultants
Mililani, HI


Martin I. Beardeaux,
Agency Relations Specialist
Honolulu, HI



6.0 SHRM CP & SCP Recertification Credit hours
(MEC is a Preapproved SHRM Provider)
& Up To
6.0 HRCI General Recert Credit Hours
(Application Submitted By MEC )*

6.0 Insurance P & C CEUs*
(Application Submitted By HAIP)

6.0 Case Management CEUs*
(Application Submitted By CMSA - Hawaii)
* During the last 5 years, MEC  has been consistently approved for 1 CEU per hour of instruction from each
of the approving authorities