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Integrated Risk Hosts Seminar “Controlling Work Comp Medical Costs Without a Fee Schedule”

Four expert perspectives on managing the costs of worker’s compensation claims in the current Wisconsin environment were presented on May 10th as part of an on-going series of educational opportunities for Integrated Risk clients and partners.

Medical costs for workers compensation claims can be controlled through innovative treatment arrangements, careful case management and utilization of cutting-edge billing procedures, according to expert presenters at “Controlling Work Comp Medical Costs Without a Fee Schedule,” a free seminar hosted by Integrated Risk Solutions on May 10.

Integrated Risk Solutions Names Transportation Industry Expert as VP of Transportation

c0016-legg_carrie-101Integrated Risk Solutions is pleased to announce the promotion of Assistant Vice-President, Carrie Legg, to Vice President of Transportation-Production and Market Relations and to welcome her as a company shareholder.

Legg welcomes the opportunity to leverage her extensive risk management background to “play an integral part in advancing the Integrated Risk Solution’s mission to protect the security and Carrie Legg profitability of leading industry professionals.” A practiced member of the transportation community, she has dedicated her career to providing risk management support and solutions at all levels to large, innovative companies. Legg has invested in the success of her team from the time she joined Integrated Risk Solutions in 2008 as an Account Executive, focusing on the transportation industry. “Carrie’s industry expertise and leadership were apparent as she worked closely with clients to offer truly unique solutions to risk challenges,” said Tom Precia, President and CEO regarding Legg’s promotion.

Drawing on her 25-plus years of experience in risk management and insurance, Legg’s passion, energy, and talent for actively listening enable her to proactively identify and resolve challenges by means of solutions and risk finance objectives tailored to meet the specific needs of individual clients.

Legg’s service on the board of the Wisconsin Motor Carrier Association for over 20 years makes her acutely aware of industry challenges. Her industry insight has also led her to be actively involved in several state and federal legislative issues and initiatives, including the following:

  • Working with industry leaders to ensure their voices are heard throughout government to protect the continued success of the transportation industry and businesses as a whole
  • Recruiting and mentoring business representatives to an Annual Call on Washington
  • Actively representing employers on workers’ compensation reform in Wisconsin

Carrie’s advocacy extends beyond the insurance and transportation industries. She regularly advocates for autism awareness as a member of the Autism Society of Wisconsin. Integrated Risk Solutions is proud to promote such an expert in the field and company investor to our executive team.


About Integrated Risk Solutions

Integrated Risk Solutions, Inc. is a commercial insurance, risk management and employee benefits firm based in Waukesha, WI specializing in all areas of risk management consulting, commercial insurance brokerage, loss control engineering and claim management. Integrated Risk provides clients with customized services at every level of the risk process, transforming the traditional insurance procurement process (risk transfer) into a comprehensive plan that protects
both the people and assets of a company and allocates effective resources to control exposures to loss. At Integrated Risk “Protecting people is our passion” isn’t just a tagline, it’s the hallmark of their culture.

Integrated’s Peden and Seidl to speak at 2018 WNLA CONEX Show

Mike Peden and John Seidl will be presenters at the 2018 Wisconsin Nursery and Landscape Association CONEX Show on February 7th and 8th.  The Show takes place at the Wisconsin Expo Center Building at State Fair Park in West Allis, WI.  During the two day Show, Peden and Seidl will present sessions entitled “Overall Department of Transportation Intro”, What to Expect During a Roadside Inspection”, and “Cargo Securement and Vehicle Maintenance”.
Click HERE for session details & registration form.

The Wisconsin Nursery and Landscape Association ( WNLA ) serves the green industry and over 200 members, which include growers, landscapers, retailers and industry suppliers. The association plays a vital role in meeting the educational, informational, and legislative advocacy demands of a more technologically advanced industry, which serves a more knowledgeable and discriminating consumer.

Integrated Risk Hosts Seminar “A Hands-on Approach to Vehicle Maintenance”

Integrated Risk Solutions hosted a seminar on October 10th entitled “A Hands-On Approach to Vehicle Maintenance”.  The seminar, held at the Brat Stop in Kenosha, was attended by over 90 participants.  Integrated’s John Seidl presented an overview of FMCSA Parts 393 and 396 as well as an update on ELD compliance and timelines.  The maintenance focused seminar included a trip to the Kenosha Scale to observe enforcement operations as well as a hands on inspection of a tractor/trailer by State Patrol Inspectors.

Special thanks to our co-sponsors Airoldi Brothers and BMO Harris Bank for their generous support and partnership!  Thanks also to Kutzler Express for providing the tractor/trailer to inspect (no violations noted!).


John Tindall of Integrated Risk Solutions to participate as panelist in WMC Policy Day 2017

John Tindall, Integrated Risk Solutions Director of Client Claim Advocacy, will participate in Wisconsin Manufacturers and Commerce Policy Day 2017 as a panelist discussing worker’s compensation legislation.

Policy Day 2017, being held in Madison on August 16th, provides business owners with cutting-edge information on local, state and federal policy. Featuring multiple tracks on different topics plus general session speakers, industry leaders will explore how various policy proposals will impact business.

“I’m honored to represent Integrated Risk Solutions at this premier event,” Tindall said. “Several key players are very active in Wisconsin’s worker’s compensation policy. Business leaders who want to stay at the forefront of these issues will get crucial information.”

For more information on WMC Policy Day 2017, and to register, visit

Integrated Risk chosen as 2017 Vendor of the Year by Wisconsin Hospitality Group

Every year the Wisconsin Hospitality Group (WHG) hosts a GM Conference to recognize key employees from the 87 Pizza Hut and Applebee’s restaurants located throughout Wisconsin.  This annual conference not only provides training and development for key employees located throughout the state, but also affords an opportunity to recognize exceptional prior year results.

We are proud to announce that from among the 150 vendors who support Pizza Hut and Applebee’s restaurants, the Integrated Risk Solutions Benefit Practice was chosen to receive the Wisconsin Hospitality Group’s 2017 Vendor of the Year Award!

“Integrated Risk Solutions has consistently exceeded WHG’s expectations by presenting benefit options that have helped both WHG and its employees by keeping healthcare costs constant in a rising cost environment” stated  Jennifer Lehman, Controller for WHG Group.   June Weiss, Vice President of Human Resources for WHG Group further adds “The Integrated Risk team is extremely knowledgeable and negotiates with numerous benefit providers on our behalf.  The outcome of their work has been a win-win for WHG and our employees.  Integrated Risk truly partners with WHG in living our core values” 

Honored that Integrated Risk was selected, President and CEO Tom Precia stated: “I would like to thank Wisconsin Hospitality Group for recognizing us for such a prestigious award. Our tagline ‘Protecting people is our passion’ is not just a phrase; it’s the hallmark of our culture. We will continue to use every resource possible to help Wisconsin Hospitality Group navigate the challenges they face managing their costs in the ever-changing healthcare arena.”

Integrated Risk Solutions & Kriete Group Host Safety & Innovation Conference

Over 100 attendees gathered into the arena at the Waukesha County Expo Center on Tuesday June 12 to gain education on the ELD Mandate for over the road trucking that will take effect on December 18th, 2017. Keynote speakers included Mark Oesterle, head of the FMCSA in Wisconsin, as well as John Seidl, DOT Consultant, Trucking Risk Management Expert and member of the Integrated Risk Solutions team. Additional speakers included representatives from Volvo, Bendix, Telogis, as well as The Kriete Group.

As with any change in regulation that is imposed on an industry, business owners benefit from knowing the nuances related to compliance to avoid violations and fines. Topics presented include the following:

  • Overview of the FMCSA – The regulatory body that will implement and enforce the law
  • The ELD Mandate itself – how to comply, and common pitfalls owners need to avoid
  • Equipment offerings, functionality, and installation best practices
  • Self-driving/Driver Assist Technologies including an on-site demonstration
  • How the ELD Mandate applies to leased vehicles – both short and long term

Attendees walked away with a full understanding of the ELD Mandate and what to do to effectively comply through process and equipment options, to ensure their fleets are in compliance with the laws. In addition, they gained firsthand knowledge of cutting edge technology that will keep their drivers safe.

A great conference all around! Make sure you join us for the next one!

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Michael Peden & John Seidel of Integrated Risk Solutions present at May WEGA meeting

Michael Peden and John Seidl of Integrated Risk Solutions presented to fellow members at the May 2017 meeting of the Wisconsin Excavators & Grading Association (WEGA) which was held at Brooks Tractor’s new building in Mt. Pleasant, WI.

The meeting began with open discussion; covering topics ranging from ELD’s, medical cards, and load securement, to what type of vehicles need a DOT number and the weight classes of different vehicles and trailers.

Following this discussion, Integrated’s John Seidl and Michael Peden spoke to members about the importance of vehicle maintenance and how it can impact their business as well as the safety of others around them.  John then demonstrated a safety inspection on a truck that had been supplied by Roman’s Grading Service.img_0110