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Event Registration and Information

2021 Spring Conference – Amway Hotel Reservations – Available in 2021
Event Brochure Available Spring 2021
Exhibitor & Sponsor Registration – Opens Spring 2021
Exhibitor and Sponsor Mail-In Registration Form – Available Spring 2021
Exhibitor & Sponsor Information -Available Spring 2021
Presentation Materials Available Spring 2021


April 6 & 7, 2022

DeVos Place, Grand Rapids, Michigan

Learning From the Past, Leading For The Future

Michigan Self-Insurers’ Association

Advocating And Educating For The Interests
Of The Self-Insured Community For 70 Years


Thank you to our Sponsors and Exhibitors!


Athletico Physical Therapy is a full-service provider with several areas of focus including Workers’ Compensation. In addition to acute PT, we partner with employers by offering services that address hiring the right candidate, Post Offer Screens, injury prevention, and return to work by providing FCE’s and Work Conditioning programs at our clinics. We currently have over 60 clinic locations in Michigan and expanding our presence. We have clinics in 25 additional states and the district of Columbia with over 900 clinics total. Please visit our website for additional information on locations and specialty programs at www.athletico.com.

Team Rehab Physical Therapy is a Michigan Made and Employee-Owned company celebrating 21 years in business with 58 clinics throughout Michigan and 75 more throughout IL, IN, WI and GA. Central scheduling is available for all states, reports are received on time and communication is open with our therapists. Aside from PT, we also offer OT, FCEs, Work Conditioning, and Employer Services. Our clinics also treat traditional patients and offer a number of several specialty services such as women’s health, TMJ, vestibular and MORE!


With over 40 years of experience,  Ascension Michigan Employer Solutions has been committed to providing services to the business community.  We are your solution for a healthy, productive workplace.

Detroit Medical Devices, LLC offers physicians, nurse case managers, therapists, hospitals, and their patients, a wide variety of durable medical equipment and soft goods to support the healing process for surgical and non-surgical patients suffering from injury. 

ExamWorks, LLC is a leading provider of independent medical examinations, peer reviews, bill reviews, Medicare compliance, case management, record retrieval, document management, and related services.

Helping Injured Employees Get Better, Faster. Genex helps injured employees return to their jobs in a safe and efficient manner through compassionate medical management while reducing total claim cost.

Shadow Investigations provides legally defensible information and investigative solutions for risk managers at corporate entities large and small, spanning industries such as insurance, transportation, manufacturing, and beyond.  https://shadowinvestigations.com


Midwest Employers Casualty (MEC) is a leading provider of tailored excess workers’ compensation insurance products to individual employers and groups nationwide. An A+ rated member company of W.R. Berkley Corporation, MEC provides its partners with innovative services, including complimentary access to a team of experts dedicated solely to identifying ways to help them lower the total cost of risk on complex claims within their self-insured retention and achieve optimum outcomes for injured employees.


Safety National® is a multi-line specialty insurance carrier that offers risk solutions for large commercial and public entity clients. A.M. Best rated A++, FSC XV.

CompOne works closely with self-insured employers; providing claims administration, medical cost containment, managed care services, and safety & loss prevention.




Celebrating 110 years of legal excellence.


Frasco Investigative Services is a full-service Nationwide Investigative Company that has been in business for over 55 years.

Who Should Attend:

  • Self-insured employers

  • High deductible employers

  • Risk managers

  • Loss prevention

  • Safety personnel

  • Attorneys
  • TPAs
  • Healthcare providers
  • Case managers
  • Claims examiners
  • Group fund administrators
  • Trustees
  • Government agencies
  • HR professionals
  • Vocational rehab professionals

Guest Speakers Include:

Aaron V. Burrell

Aaron Burrell is a business lawyer who focuses his practice in the areas of complex commercial litigation, appellate law, labor and employment law, and minority business enterprises.

Donald Hannon

Donald Hannon is a member of the Oakland County and American Bar Associations; State Bar of Michigan; Michigan Self-Insurers Association. Practice Areas: Workers’ Compensation; Employment Law; Subrogation.

Jerry Marcinkoski

Jerry Marcinkoski is semi-retired and currently acts as counsel to the firm. He was the head of the firm’s appellate division and argued many of the most prominent workers’ compensation cases in the Michigan Supreme Court over the past decades.


Learning from the Past, Leading for the Future
2022 MSIA Annual Conference Schedule
Devos Place, Grand Rapids, Michigan

Wednesday, April 6, 2022

1:00 pm – 1:10 pm Welcome
Chair – Jerome Hooper 

1:10 pm – 1:20 pm Kids’ Chance of Michigan
Speaker: Brooke Blower 

1:20 pm – 2:05 pm The Future of Work – The Challenge of Hiring and Retaining Top Talent
Speaker: Chloe Ryan, EG Workforce Solutions

2:05 pm – 3:05 pm Keynote: “The Recent, Relevant, and Recurring Reality of Remote Working: 7 Key Points for Implementing Remote-Work Policies”
Presentation on the implementations of a hybrid and remote workforce
Speaker: Aaron V. Burrell
Sponsored by Team Rehabilitation

3:05 pm – 3:25 pm Networking Break

3:25 pm – 5:00 PM Group Discussions: “What are the things that will affect the future of work (COVID and non-COVID trends)”
Facilitator: Jerome Hooper

5:00 pm – 6:30 pm Reception
Food sponsored by Midwest Employers Casualty


Thursday, April 7, 2022

7:45 am – 8:45 am Breakfast

9:00 am – 9:20 am Welcome
Chair, Jerome Hooper 

9:20 am – 9:30 am Kids’ Chance of Michigan
Speaker: Brooke Blower

9:30 am – 10:00 am Legal Issues Affecting Employers and Workers Compensation Administration Rule Changes
Speakers: Dawn Drobnich and Donald Hannon
Sponsored by Ascension Michigan Employer Solutions

10:00 am – 10:30 am Learning from the Past: How the Employer Landscape Has Been Changed for The Good
Speaker: Jerry Marcinkoski
Sponsored by ExamWorks

10:30 am – 11:00 am Break

11:00 am – 11:45 pm The Workers’ Disability Compensation Agency Update
Speakers: Jack Nolish, Daryl Royal, Emily McDonough, and Luke McMurray
Sponsored by Genex

11:45 pm – 12:45 pm Lunch and Networking

12:45 pm – 1:30 pm The Latest News
Keynote Speaker: Charlie Langton, WWJ
Sponsored by Athletico Physical Therapy

1:30 pm – 2:15 pm Covid 19 Update: A Medical Perspective
Speaker: Dr. Dennis Cunningham
Sponsored by Detroit Medical Devices

2:15 pm – 2:30 pm Conference wrap-up
Chair, Jerome Hooper 



Amway Grand Plaza Hotel

187 Monroe Ave. NW, Grand Rapids, MI
Phone: 1-800-253-3599

Room Rate: $149


For more information, contact:

Michigan Self-Insurers’ Association
Attn: Michael Palmer