Conferences & Events

2017 Webinar Schedule

The ICA offers webinar/roundtable discussions throughout the year. These webinars are available to our members only. The next webinar will take place on Wednesday, June 21, 2017 at 2pm Eastern.

Topic: You've Got Some Nerve --- EMG Testing

Electro-diagnostic testing is explained to help the insurance professional understand the nature and purpose of testing with, 'down-to-earth,' terms and concepts--to assist with claims adjudication, SIU investigations, and legal proceedings. The more common EMG/NCV testing will be contrasted with alternative testing including quantitative sensory testing, e.g. pf-NCS.

Featuring: John L. Cerf, DC

Dr. Cerf is a former New Jersey State Trooper. He is the Vice President of the American College of Chiropractic consultants and a member of the American Chiropractic Association Council on Forensic Sciences. As a chiropractor, he served as the chief of a hospital chiropractic section while treating patients in the hospital's emergency department. He is certified in chiropractic electro-diagnostic testing. He is a certified chiropractic professional coder. He taught manipulation under anesthesia to both chiropractors and medical physicians. Currently, Dr. Cerf splits his time between his clinical practice and consulting for insurance carriers, attorneys, and law enforcement with service ranging from precertification opinions to large major case record reviews--including work as a fact witness for the FBI.

All members will be sent an invitation to register.


Previous Webinars:

Financial Exploitation and Diminished Capacity in Older and Vulnerable Adults - An Emerging Issue in Claims

Financial exploitation and customer diminished capacity is an emerging issue for insurers. Alethea O'Donnell and Mary Block from MassMutual Financial Group will provide an overview of this important topic. They will give an update on recent regulatory developments, describe red flag indicators of exploitation and diminished capacity, provide in depth case studies of claims situations, and, finally, provide best practice tips.

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The Enforceability of Electronic Signatures and Defending Electronic Signature Claims
Speaker: Brad Redlien is a partner in the Miami office of Shutts & Bowen LLP, where he is a member of the Insurance and Business Litigation Practice Groups. Brad has experience in a variety of general business matters, including class action defense, Uniform Commercial Code Article 2 (Sales of Goods), securities litigation, complex insurance coverage matters, and other commercial matters. Brad's practice also includes representing insurers in the areas of life, health, and disability litigation, as well defending first-party and third-party bad faith actions.

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New: Webinar Recording Now Available

Our Rules are Different — A review of SSDI GRID Rules and Disability Vocational Rehabilitation Plans
(Speakers: Casey Hatten, Anita Kulakowski, Lindsey Lajoie)

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This webinar explores the balance we must have in claims when pursuing vocational rehab and a Social Security decision. It was presented utilizing resources in claims, voc rehab and social security assistance. The speakers discuss the SSDI rules (GRID rules) and prepare claims professionals to speak intelligently on how SS rules are not only different from the disability policy, but also different from vocational rehab considerations. The webinar includes details on GRID rules and SS applications, vocational rehab considerations, and messaging for claims. The speakers went over examples of claims where the claimant may be considered for both social security and voc rehab. They also considered situations where SS may have approved a claim that a disability carrier is questioning or denying.

Resources from 2016


Upcoming Webinars

  • May 17 – Life
  • June 21 – Health
  • July 19 – Reinsurance
  • November 15 – Repeat of Best Session from the Annual Conference

Resources from 2016