Sponsored by Baptist Occupational Medical Clinic/be.Well, MASI's Special Fall Luncheon, held Thursday, November 20 at the Manship Conference Center in The Belhaven, drew an outstanding crowd of employers, health professionals, insurance providers and other industry representatives. An Introduction & Welcome was provided by Chris Anderson, Baptist CEO.
MS State Senator Will Longwitz also provided important information about Mississippi's Workplace Wellness Tax Credit Bill. Other topics, included the following:
New Approach to Lung Cancer Screening - A. Michael Koury, MD
Why Have a Preferred Medical Provider? - Robert “Tim” Morris, M.D.
Injury Prevention in the Workplace - Troy Walters, DPT
Occupational Service Lines – Stephanie Clarke, CSIWCP
2015/16 ACA Reporting Requirements - Eugene Starks and Andrew Johnson, Benefit Adm. Systems
Two hours CEU credits were included for Agents and Adjusters, PC & Health.
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Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant
applauds MASI on its success.
In remarks to a packed audience at the Beau Rivage in Biloxi at MASI's 17th Annual Fall Conference, MS Governor Phil Bryant commended the association on helping pass Workers' Comp Reform. "I use it quite often when working to attract industry to Mississippi". He also applauded Mississipi employers for enacting workplace wellness programs - calling them a "win win".
Speaker of the House Philip Gunn
Endorses Workplace Wellness Tax Credit
Speaking at the beginning of the Drawdown Party at MASI's 17th Annual Fall Conference, MS Speaker Philip Gunn wholeheartedly endorsed MASI's Workplace Wellness Tax Credit. He spoke of the value of Workplace Wellness and said, "I have read the bill. It's a good bill. And I support it". To read more about our Workplace Wellness Tax Credit bill, go to our Legislative Page by clicking here.
Dean Watkins Named "Friend of MASI"
Dean Watkins, Human Resources Manager of the Taylor Group in Louisville, MS, was recognized by the Mississippi Association of Self-Insurers last week at MASI’s 17th Annual Conference, held at the Beau Rivage Resort in Biloxi. MASI’s Board of Directors unanimously voted to initiate a new award this year, “The Friend of MASI” award, and voted Dean as the first recipient, in recognition for her devotion to the statewide association of self-insured employers and groups. She was given this award to celebrate her many years of service to the association and to express gratitude for all she has done.
Dean is shown accepting the “Friend of MASI” award from Ms. Cora Beth Hartfield, President of the MS Association of Self-Insurers Board of Directors, and Administrator of the MS Truck, Food & Fuel Self Insurers Fund (MTFF SIF).
Pictured Above are Special Guests Gen. Harold Cross and wife, Carolyn (2nd and 3rd from left) with, from left, Steve Szabo (KLLM Transport Services), Dan Gibson (MASI Executive Director), Matthew Johnson (Batson Children's Hospital), Cora Beth Hartfield (MASI President/MS Trucking Association SIF), Maury Hull (Hol-Mac Corporation), Dean Watkins (The Taylor Group), Alasdair Roe (MS Hospital Association), Donnie Smith (MASI Vice President/ Rush Health Systems) and Ricky Saltzman (MS Healthcare Association)
Pictured Above with MASI's Board of Directors, Left to Right: Travis Bradburn (Director of Development, Batson), Ricky Saltzman (MS Healthcare Assoc. SIF), Judy Mooney (MS Public Entity WCG), Guy Giesecke (CEO, Batson), Anissa Young (MASI Past President/ MS School Boards Assoc.), Dr. Rick Barr (Chair of Pediatrics, Batson), Donnie Smith (MASI Vice President/ Rush Health Systems), Cora Beth Hartfield (MASI President/ MS Trucking Association SIF), Steve Szabo (KLLM Transport Services), Regina Mahaney (MASI Sec.& Treas./ Roy Anderson Corp), Dean Watkins (The Taylor Group), Lee Nations (MS Association of General Contractors), and Dan Gibson (MASI Executive Director).
MASI Graduates 21 More CSIWCP Professionals!
MASI has graduated another 21 CSIWCP professionals! These new graduates are now qualified to use the CSIWCP credentials – the Certified Self-Insured Workers’ Comp Professional Designation. In order to receive the CSIWCP, these individuals were required to take four modules of specialized instruction: Module I, Workers’ Comp Basics; Module II, Claims Management & Medical; Module III, Legal Principles; and Module IV, Loss Prevention & Safety. All classes were held at the Mississippi Trucking Association, 825 N. President Street, in Jackson, and included six hours of CEU credit (MS CLE, Adjusters, P/C Insurance Agents and CCM). For more information about the CSIWCP, CLICK HERE.
The list of CSIWCP graduates has now topped 100! Pictured above with Dan Gibson, MASI Executive Director, are: Left to Right, First Row- Courtney Lowell, Stone Rehabilitation; Tosha Burke, CorVel; Jessica Rasberry, AmFed; Jerry Lee, Corvel; Stephanie Clarke (Baptist Occupational Health be.Well Clinic; Debbie McMillen, CCMSI; Second Row- Carla Clayton, Physical Therapy Center of Ocean Springs; Cindy Hansen, Memorial Hospital; Felissa Curry, AmFed; Elizabeth Felder, CorVel; Third Row- Darlene Gray, CCMSI; Chris Shirley, CorVel; Bonnie Croker, Physical Therapy Center of Ocean Springs; Keith Dupre, Rouses Enterprises; Jennifer McCollough, MPE WCT; Megan Pate, MPE WCT; Lee Nations, AGC of MS; David Carney, Markow Walker. Pictured below are Cora Beth Harfield, MS Truck, Food & Fuel SIF, Melanie Jones, Community Rehab PT; and Sue Burke, MS Municipal WCG.
MASI Board Sec/Treasurer
Cora Beth Hartfield
MS Truck, Food & Fuel SIF
MASI Board President
Rush Health Systems
MASI Board Vice President
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MS INSURANCE COMMISSIONER MIKE CHANEY
MASI'S “CARDS FOR A CURE!” BENEFIT RAISES $2,000 TO FIGHT CANCER!
MASI's first-time ever “Cards for a Cure!”, an original idea developed by MASI to engage conference exhibitors and registrants in the fight against cancer, resulted in a $2,000 donation to the American Cancer Society at MASI's Fall Conference, where over 2,700 business cards were exchanged - amounting to almost 75 cents per card!
Pictured is MASI’s Board of Directors, kicking off “Cards for a Cure”, with Lynette McBrayer, Associate Executive Director of the American Cancer Society, Mid-South Division. Left to Right, First Row: Lynette McBrayer, ACS; MASI Board President Anissa Young, MS Schools Boards Assoc.; MASI Vice-President Cora Beth Hartfield, MS Trucking Assoc.; Second Row: Marty Milstead, Builders & Contractors of MS; Judy Mooney, MS Public Entity Workers’ Comp Trust; Regina Mahaney, Roy Anderson Corp.; Dean Watkins, The Taylor Group; Lisa Noble, MS Hospital Association; Third Row: Lee Nations, Assoc. General Contractors of MS; Ricky Saltzman, MS Healthcare Assoc.; Maury Hull, Hol-Mac Corp.; Donnie Smith, Rush Health Systems; Dan Gibson, MASI; Dan Risher, Marshall Durbin; Steve Szabo, KLLM Transport.
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