Workers' Compensation

Excellence in Risk Management Awards

By  Carly Salah | 9/12/2023 7:20 am

One of the highlights of every Symposium is the Excellence in Risk Management Awards Luncheon, when we gather to acknowledge individuals, departments, cities and towns, and recognize their invaluable contributions to risk management and the far-reaching impacts they have on their communities.


Workers' Compensation Audits

By  Halie Gallik | 8/3/2023 6:35 am

At the conclusion of each policy period, Public Entity Partners conducts an annual Workers’ Compensation Audit of members’ annual payrolls for the expiring policy period. The third-party vendor used to conduct this audit is Research Technical Services, Inc. (RTS). RTS will reach out to the designated Workers’ Compensation contact via email to initiate the scheduling of your entity’s audit. These audits may be conducted in person to review payroll records or can be completed remotely to collect the needed information.


Risk & Insurance Symposium is Only Two Weeks Away

By  Heather Sturtz | 8/3/2023 5:50 am

The 2023 Risk & Insurance Symposium will be held August 23-25 at the Cool Springs Marriott Franklin. Be sure to join us for an insightful, educational and exciting week.


PEP to Host Supervisor Training in the Fall

By  Heather Sturtz | 7/13/2023 7:00 am

This fall, Public Entity Partners will be presenting a training series entitled Managing Risk Through Effective Supervision. This opportunity is designed specifically for first-line supervisors and their role in creating a culture of safety. Additional session topics will include the positive impact of effective communication and the importance of motivating your team through constructive leadership while also being a productive manager.


Online Portal Makes Claims Easier

By  Callie Westerfield | 6/8/2023 7:20 am

Public Entity Partners is committed to providing the most complete and comprehensive way for members to manage claims and build a risk management program. We utilize Origami Risk, LLC as our online claims filing system through the PEP Member Portal.


2023 Risk & Insurance Symposium Topics

By  Heather Sturtz | 6/8/2023 7:10 am

We are less than three months away from Public Entity Partners’ Risk & Insurance Symposium, to be held Aug. 23-25 at the Franklin Marriott Cool Springs. This three-day event is open to all PE Partners members and agents.


Foster Joins PEP as East TN Casualty Consultant

By  Heather Sturtz | 6/8/2023 7:10 am

Public Entity Partners (PEP) is pleased to announce the addition of Michael Foster to our risk management team as the East Tennessee casualty loss control consultant. With an impressive background in public service, Michael brings invaluable expertise to our organization.


PEP & MTAS Partner on Risk Management Training

5/4/2023 7:25 am

Public Entity Partners is partnering with MTAS (Municipal Technical Advisory Service) to present a special virtual educational series on risk management for our members. Identifying, managing and mitigating risk is everyone’s responsibility. When these are effectively implemented and regularly applied, they can save your organization money.


Symposium Registration Now Open

By  Heather Hughes | 5/4/2023 7:25 am

Registration is now open for Public Entity Partners’ 2023 Risk & Insurance Symposium, scheduled for Aug. 23 - 25 at the Cool Springs Marriott in Franklin. This three-day, in-person educational and networking event will provide attendees with courses aimed at local government risk management and emerging risk exposures.


Firefighter PTSD and Workers' Compensation Act

5/4/2023 7:00 am

On April 21, 2023, the General Assembly enacted the James “Dustin” Samples Act which creates a presumption that a PTSD diagnosis for a firefighter is an injury occurring in the course and scope of the firefighter’s performance and compensable under workers’ compensation law.