As a first-time attendee at the 2015 National Association of Subrogation Professionals (NASP) Conference, I wasn’t sure what to expect, but the education sessions, networking and entertainment were insightful and valuable. So much so, that I’m already planning for the 2016 event. Before sessions began, the NASP board of directors grabbed everyone’s attention with an amazing magician and illusionist, Mike Super. Mike’s performance included members from the crowd and included everything from voodoo dolls to defying gravity.
After the kick-off entertainment, it was time to get down to business. A variety of sessions were held throughout the day covering a breadth of subrogation topics including health, auto, property, product liability, or workers’ compensation. I spent most of my time on the health subrogation track where multiple topics of interest were addressed including private causes of action by an Medicare Advantage Organizations under the Secondary Payer Act, ERISA analysis, and aggregate claims analysis (mass tort claims).
Day two featured a particularly interesting keynote address from Michele Stuart of JAG Investigations, an investigation specialist and expert in cyber-sleuthing. Her presentation was alarming and fascinating as she showed us how vulnerable our social media activity makes us to criminal activity and walked us through steps we can take to protect ourselves. She also showed us how we could use cyber-sleuthing strategies to inform our subrogation investigations. It is clearly a powerful and accessible tool that can be valuable for case identification and investigation.
Between the education sessions and ample networking time, I consider the NASP 2015 to be a huge success and look forward to working with some fresh ideas for my own subrogation clients and sharing insights with the Discovery Health Partners subrogation team. Thanks to the NASP team for a great show and to the Discovery Health Partners team for their work and efforts on the show floor.