The Must-Attend Expert Sessions from GB at RIMS

RIMS is around the corner, and with it comes the opportunity for carriers to discover what is trending in the industry, learn what peers in the marketplace are experiencing, and what’s on the horizon in 2024 and beyond. Each year, industry leaders gear up to share their expertise and insights, and Gallagher Bassett (GB) experts will be there in full force this year hosting thought leadership sessions.

The focus for RIMS this year is all about “infinite opportunities,” which aligns with our commitment to excellence in claims management and seizing opportunities to achieve success through our One GB approach. Experts from Carrier Practice, as well as our specialty and technical services divisions and across the GB business, are looking forward to hosting sessions designed to address the challenges faced by carriers today and to explore how One GB, which unites risk management, insurance, and brokering service solutions, can drive superior outcomes.

So, what are the must-attend expert-led sessions?

We Are Ready to Embark on the DE&I Journey: Now What?
Tuesday, May 7 from 4:00 – 4:20 PM at DEI Studio Booth #943

Join Mike Hessling, CEO North America, and Caryn Siebert, VP — National Director, Carrier Engagement, as they delve into fostering diversity, equity, and inclusion (DE&I) initiatives. This session is essential for carriers looking to initiate or enhance their DE&I programs. Gain insights into overcoming challenges, maintaining momentum, measuring progress, and fostering a culture of inclusion. Mike and Caryn will also host an interactive Q&A session to provide attendees with practical strategies and actionable takeaways to drive meaningful change.

Fortifying Defenses: Navigating Escalating Jury Damages Through Strategic Anchoring
Monday, May 6 from 1:00 – 1:20 PM at the Thought Leader Theater Booth #445

In this session, Bill Bower, EVP — Director of Healthcare, will provide strategic insights into addressing social inflation in litigation, with a specific focus on managing rising jury verdicts. Attendees will learn about effective defense strategies to counteract social inflation, including tactics for addressing inflated references used by the plaintiff’s bar during trials. Bill will share practice approaches for mitigating risks and achieving favorable outcomes in challenging legal environments, particularly relevant for carriers navigating complex liability claims.

Navigating the Evolving Cyber Landscape: Safeguarding Against Ransomware and Emerging Threats in the Digital Age
Wednesday, May 8 from 1:45 – 2:45 PM in Room 4

Kirsten Mickelson, Cyber Claims Practice Leader, and Christa Johnson, Cyber Claims Team Lead, will offer valuable insights into reinforcing cyber defense strategies amid evolving threats in the digital landscape. This session will cover emerging cyber risks affecting organizations across industries, including ransomware, supply chain exploits, and zero-day vulnerabilities. Attendees will gain a deeper understanding of key terminology and actionable steps to enhance cybersecurity posture and protect sensitive assets. Kirsten and Christa will share best practices for developing robust incident response plans and leveraging advanced technologies to safeguard against cyber threats.

Violence in the Workplace: Using Risk Management to Protect Professionals in the Public Sector
Tuesday, May 7 from 1:30 – 2:30 PM in Room 9

Greg McKenna, National Practice Leader — Public Sector, will explore the rising incidence of assault-related claims and safety concerns within public sector organizations. This session will provide data-driven insights derived from workers’ compensation claims analysis, highlighting trends and patterns in workplace violence. Greg will discuss effective risk management strategies tailored to public sector professionals, including measures to enhance workplace safety, mitigate liability risks, and foster a culture of employee well-being. Attendees will gain actionable recommendations for selecting the right risk management partner and implementing proactive safety initiatives.

Where to Connect with GB at RIMS

  1. Sunday Cocktail Reception

Join us at our cocktail reception on Sunday May 5 at the San Diego Wine & Culinary Center (200 w Harbor Dr #120) in the heart of the Historic Gaslamp Quarter to network with GB experts and industry peers. This gathering offers an excellent opportunity to engage in meaningful conversations and expand your professional network. RSVP here.

  1. Visit Booth #729

Explore GB’s solutions at booth #729. Our subject matter experts will be available to discuss carrier-specific challenges and demonstrate the value of our analytics and data capabilities, including our award-winning platform, Luminos. Please stop by to learn how GB can support you to drive operational excellence and superior claims management outcomes.

  1. Attend Our Expert Speaker Presentations

Don’t miss the chance to attend our expert-led sessions featuring actionable insights and practical strategies for enhancing risk management practices. Our speakers are industry leaders with deep expertise in their respective fields, offering valuable perspectives on critical issues facing carriers today.

RIMS 2024 promises to be a productive event, and we look forward to connecting with you and exploring new opportunities for collaboration and growth. Join us at RIMS 2024, or contact us, to discover how GB can empower your organization to navigate challenges and embrace infinite opportunities in the evolving landscape of risk management and insurance.

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