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Julie Fortune to Speak at National Workers' Compensation Conference

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Julie Fortune to Speak at National Workers' Compensation Conference

Arrowpoint Capital Chief Claim Officer Julie Fortune will speak about managing nontraditional claims at the 23rd Annual National Workers’ Compensation and Disability Conference & Expo, held this week in Las Vegas.

The three-day conference attracts thousands of industry professionals from across the country each year.  It is also home to the industry’s largest expo in the nation, featuring more than 260 vendors.

Julie will be part of a panel discussing “Approaches to Managing Nontraditional Claims: Including Unions, Legacy Claims and Co-Morbidities.”  The focus of the panel will be on how nontraditional claims often require different approaches than the typical practice of quickly closing claims. 

The presentation will look at how to assess and address factors that create barriers to restoring a claimant’s function, such as treatment type, dependence, co-morbidities, aberrant behavior and other psychosocial factors.  The panel will also examine when it may be appropriate to keep a claim open as well as strategies to control reserves.

Presenting with Julie will be Donna Egeland, Director, Employee Medical Relations, Alaska Airline/Horizon Air, and Tron Emptage, Chief Clinical Officer, Helios.

Julie was interviewed about her presentation by Nancy Grover, Editor, Workers’ Compensation Report.  The resulting article can be round at Risk & Insurance online at

Julie Fortune currently oversees claims activity for Arrowpoint Capital. Before joining Arrowpoint, she served as the Vice President of Staff Counsel, Services Provider Group, and Claims at Fireman’s Fund Insurance Co.  Prior to Fireman’s Fund, Julie held various senior level positions with Zurich NA and Liberty Mutual Insurance. Throughout her career, Julie has gained extensive experience in claims, organizational transition, and vendor and litigation management. Julie earned a Juris Doctorate from Antioch School of Law, a Master of Arts from  Ohio  State  University  and a Bachelor of Science from the  University  of  Oregon.