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    Workers' Compensation: A Guide to MD WC Claims Handling

    Date: October 15, 2014, 11:00am – 1:00pm
    Anne Mary Cullins, PHR
    Aviation Systems Engineering Company (ASEC)
    21801 N. Shangri-La Drive, Suite F
    Lexington Park, Maryland 20653
    (301) 862-1732
    $20 HRASM Member / $25 Non-Member
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    SPEAKER:  Jamie L. DeSisto, Esquire

    Ms. DeSisto is a partner in the Baltimore office of Thomas, Thomas & Hafer, LLP, and the head of the Baltimore workers’ compensation practice. Her practice encompasses administrative, trial and appellate representation of self-insured employers, employers and insurers in Maryland and the District of Columbia.

    Prior to joining TT&H in 2008, she was employed as staff counsel for Zurich Insurance Company, working closely with claims partners in the defense of the insurance company and corporate insureds in workers’ compensation and civil liability cases in Maryland and the District of Columbia.

    Ms. DeSisto provides risk reduction and management advice to clients facing workers’ compensation claims. Ms. DeSisto frequently provides seminars for her clients on various topics addressing workers’ compensation law in Maryland and the District of Columbia, and has spoken at events providing CLE credit to participants. Her seventeen years of insurance defense experience is applied to complex cases bridging workers’ compensation, liability, and subrogation matters. She was recognized as a Maryland Super Lawyer in 2013 -2014.


    Attendees will be provided information to assist them in understanding Compensability Determinations including fact investigation, types of compensable injuries, and identifying red flags for fraud, as well as the WCC Claim Process and the roles of the HR professional, the claims handler, and the attorney involved. There will also be a review of the overlap of WC/FMLA/ADA regarding coordination of benefits.

    This meeting has been approved for 1 HR (General) recertification credits toward PHR, SPHR, and GPHR recertification through the HR Certification Institute.

    The use of this seal is not an endorsement by the HR Certification Institute of the quality of the program.  It means that this program has met the HR Certification Institute's criteria to be pre-approved for recertification credit.

    For more information about certification or recertification, please visit the HR Certification Institute website at


    Registration:                           11:00am – 11:30am

    Lunch / general meeting:       11:30am – 12:00pm

    Presentation:                          12:00pm – 1:00pm


    Catered by Avenue54, lunch will consist of assorted sandwiches and wraps, pasta and fresh greens salads, chips, cookies, and bottled water.

    FIRM DEADLINE FOR REGISTRATION:         October 13th


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