Mark Walls

Mark Walls

Mark Walls is the vice president, communications and strategic analysis, at Safety National. Mark is also the founder of the Work Comp Analysis Group on LinkedIn, which is the largest discussion community dedicated to workers’ compensation issues. Founded in 2008, the group has become a widely recognized resource to the workers’ compensation industry.

Mark has been a frequent writer on workers’ compensation topics and has had articles in many publications, including Business Insurance, Risk & Insurance and Claims Journal. He has also spoken on risk management issues at several national conferences, including RIMS, PRIMA, URMIA and the National Workers’ Compensation and Disability Conference and Expo. In 2009, Lexis Nexis named him one of the Notable People in Workers Compensation.

Recent Articles by Mark Walls

20 Issues to Watch in 2021

Out Front Ideas with Kimberly and Mark kicks off every year with our popular 20 Issues to Watch webinar. While there are certainly more than 20 issues to discuss after the unprecedented events of 2020, we focused on the high-impact issues relating to workers’ compensation, healthcare and risk management. These are all important issues for […]

Bridging Health and Productivity at Work

The wellbeing of our workforces is vitally important because it affects both the top- and bottom-line performance of an organization. Programs that focus equally on the personal health of employees and their professional productivity needs are becoming essential to help companies attract and retain talent. This was the subject of a recent “Out Front Ideas […]

Alternatives to Opioids for Pain Management

One of the areas of focus on Out Front Ideas with Kimberly and Mark has been addressing chronic pain without opioids. The workers’ compensation industry’s approach to chronic pain has historically been trying drugs and other medical procedures first. Then, if the pain has not subsided or has worsened, we look for psychological factors. If […]

Healthcare Reform’s Effects on Workers’ Compensation

Since its passage in 2010, the Affordable Care Act (ACA) — commonly referred to as healthcare reform — has been the subject of intense political debate and a source of anxiety for many employers. Although most employers have focused on the law’s health benefit requirements, the ACA is also expected to affect how they manage their […]

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