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  • Will there be CEU (Continuing Education Unit) credits provided?
    No, there will be NO CEU credits available.
  • Who attends the Me Inc Retreat?
    Risk managers, adjusters, nurses, and claims professionals from all sectors of workers' compensation will attend, offering valuable networking opportunities and personal and professional benefits.
  • What will I get out of this?
    The retreat focuses on nurturing YOU! Prioritizing your health is an act of self-love. Facilitated by leaders in the workers' compensation community, this experience allows you to disconnect, decompress, and gain personal and professional benefits that will benefit both you and your employer.
  • How can I get a free ticket?
    We have limited FREE tickets available. If you are an adjuster, case manager, risk manager, or other claims/insurance professional and would like to be entered to win a free ticket, email teambloom@ommktg.com with the subject line "BLOOM RETREAT GA" to receive a free ticket!
  • Why should I sponsor the event if I am a service provider, employer, or organization?
    By sponsoring this event, you'll support our mission to empower both women and men. This event would not be possible without the support of our sponsors, exhibitors, and scholarship partners. Your sponsorship allows us to offer more scholarships and open additional seats for attendees to join.
  • How can I get a free ticket?
    We have limited FREE tickets available. If you are an adjuster, case manager, risk manager, or other claims/insurance professional and would like to be entered to win a free ticket, email teambloom@ommktg.com with the subject line "BLOOM RETREAT GA" to receive a free ticket!
  • What is the Me Inc Retreat 2024?
    It's a conference-style event designed to empower and inspire women in the workers' compensation industry to prioritize self-love and wellness in their daily lives. The main event will feature speakers, workshops, endless networking opportunities, and interactive sessions.
  • Who attends the Me, Inc Retreat?
    Attendees include risk managers, adjusters, nurses, doctors, and all other claims professionals from various sectors of the workers' compensation industry.
  • What do attendees get out of attending?
    The retreat is all about taking care of YOU and prioritizing your well-being so that you can be at your best! We strongly believe that looking after your health is an act of self-love. That's why this retreat is meticulously designed to help you relax, recharge, and prioritize your well-being above all else. By joining us, you'll not only gain personal and professional benefits but also make a positive impact on both your personal life and your work.
  • Will there be hotel accommodations?
    If you'd like to extend your stay, we'll be sharing a list of conveniently located hotels near the Atlanta Factory for you attendees to access. Additionally, we recommend looking into Airbnb options.
  • Are men allowed to sponsor this women-only conference?
    Yes, ALL genders and individuals from every background are welcome at this event. By sponsoring and attending, regardless of your identity, you'll demonstrate your support for the advancement of women. This can help build and strengthen relationships between your organization and others who are present.
  • What is the Women in Workers' Compensation Bloom Retreat? ( Me, Inc)
    The Women in Workers' Compensation Bloom Retreat is a conference-style event crafted to empower and inspire women in the workers' compensation industry to prioritize self-love and wellness in their daily lives. Men are also welcome to attend. This event showcases speakers, workshops, endless networking opportunities, and interactive sessions. Its primary aim is to bring out the best in attendees by offering opportunities to practice self-care, gain valuable skills, connect with peers, and cultivate lifelong personal and professional relationships.
  • Why should I sponsor the event?
    By sponsoring this event, you'll support our mission to empower both women and men, as this event would not be possible without the support of our sponsors, exhibitors, and scholarship partners. Your sponsorship allows us to offer more scholarships and open additional seats for attendees to join.
  • How can I get a free ticket?
    We have limited FREE tickets available. If you are an adjuster, case manager, risk manager, or other claims/insurance professional and would like to be entered to win a free ticket, email teambloom@ommktg.com with the subject line "Me Inc Ticket."
  • Who attends the Annual Bloom Awards gala?
    All nominees and past nominees are invited to attend, and our guests typically include risk managers, adjusters, case managers, and professionals from all sectors of workers' compensation.
  • How do I get a ticket?
    Tickets can be purchased on our website or at the button below. Please Note: Free tickets are available for risk managers, adjusters, claims managers, case managers, and other claims handlers courtesy of our sponsors. If you are a service provider, you are required to purchase a ticket or sponsor to attend.
  • Does the gala support any cause?
    Yes, every year we choose a different cause to support.
  • Are there sponsorships available?
    Absolutely! We offer sponsorships tailored to fit all budgets. Our sponsors and community partners are the heartbeat of this event, and without their support, the gala wouldn't be possible. To become a sponsor, please email teambloom@ommktg.com for more information.
  • What makes the Bloom Awards special?
    Our award gala has earned the nickname "The Academy Awards" of the workers' compensation world because it's a night where our industry gets dressed in their best gowns and suits and celebrates red carpet style.
  • If I win, how will I receive my award?
    All winners are cordially invited to attend the gala along with a guest, at no cost. If you are unable to attend, your certificate will be emailed to you. Additionally, winners have the option to order a plaque from our website; this is entirely optional. Winners will also be entered into the BLOOM winner circle, which can be added to your email signature. All winners are notified in advance and are given the choice to attend the gala. Plus all winners will be featured in Bloom magazine!
  • When did the Bloom Awards begin?
    The Bloom Awards, formerly known as the IN TOUCH Awards, began in 2011 by the founder Mari Diaz, who wanted to find a way to honor and celebrate the people in the workers' compensation industry.
  • How does the selection & voting process work?
    Annually, nominations are open to workers' compensation professionals nationwide. Once all nominations are collected, a dedicated voting link is provided, allowing industry professionals to cast their votes for their preferred nominees. After the voting period concludes, the votes are collected and weighed by region. Subsequently, the results undergo review by our advisory board. It's essential to note that Bloom does not select the winners of the Awards; they are determined solely by votes from individuals within the workers' compensation industry.
  • Who can nominate for the Bloom Awards?
    Anyone who is part of the workers' compensation community can nominate a colleague, company, or client.
  • Excellence Award (Risk Manager/Employer/Safety/Human Resources)
    Excellence Award for Risk Managers, Safety & Human Resources: Recognizing outstanding leadership in the claims process for injured workers. Presented to individuals who positively impact outcomes and ensure injured employees receive the best care and treatment.
  • Leader of the Year Award
    The Leader of the Year Award is a prestigious honor that recognizes individuals and organizations that are making a significant positive impact on the workers' compensation industry. This award recognizes the outstanding efforts of those who lead by example and inspire others to strive for excellence. The honorees are acknowledged for their commitment to improving the lives of injured workers, fostering a positive work culture, and promoting best practices in the field of workers' compensation. They are truly making a difference in the industry and set the standard for others to follow.
  • Service Provider Of The Year Award
    The Service Provider of the Year Award is an accolade that celebrates the excellence and outstanding contributions of organizations that provide products and/or services that assist injured employees through various stages of recovery. The award is bestowed upon those organizations and individuals who are positively influencing the industry and making a lasting impact on the lives of injured workers. The honorees are recognized for their dedication to advancing the field, providing seamless utilization of their products and services and setting a benchmark in customer service. Their efforts are making a tangible difference in the industry, making them truly deserving of this award.
  • Woman Of The Year Award
    The Woman of the Year award honors a woman who demonstrate a passion for other women's success and who go above and beyond to celebrate other women. She goes above and beyond to celebrate the achievements of her peers, co-workers, and women within her network. She is an advocate for women's empowerment and leads by example to make an impact in others' lives.
  • Extraordinary Workers’ Compensation Claims Assistant Award
    The "Extraordinary Workers' Compensation Claims Assistant Award" is a prestigious honor that recognizes individuals who have demonstrated exceptional organizational abilities and an ongoing commitment to excellence. This award is presented to those who play an essential role in the workers' compensation industry and have gone above and beyond in their duties as a coordinator or claims assistant. Recipients of this award are known for their attention to detail, ability to manage multiple tasks and claims efficiently, and a high level of customer service.
  • Beverly Boesch Legacy Award
    Honoring Nurse Case Managers who make a positive impact on the life of injured workers. The Beverly Boesch Legacy Award recognizes exceptional Registered Nurses in Workers' Compensation. Presented to those who coordinate care & treatment, demand the best, and go above and beyond.
  • Superior Urgent Care and Occupational Medicine Award
    The Superior Urgent Care/Occupational Medicine Award is a recognition given to a team of physicians and support staff who have demonstrated excellence in the field of urgent care and occupational medicine. The award honors the efforts of the entire group, recognizing the contributions of each individual and their collective efforts as a team.
  • Adjuster Of The Year Award
    The Adjuster of the Year Award is a distinction that sets apart the very best in the field of adjusting claims for injured workers. This award is given to those individuals who have positively influenced the industry and made a lasting impact on the lives of injured workers. The award honors the forward-thinking leaders who lead their team effectively, ensuring injured employees receive the best possible care and treatment for their injuries and displaying exceptional leadership skills. They are truly the standard-bearers in the industry and deserve recognition for their contributions.
  • Game Changer Of The Year Award
    The Game Changer of the Year Award is a recognition for those who have set a benchmark in reshaping their industries. The award is given to those visionary leaders whose innovative approaches to business have changed the game in their field or industry. The honorees are acknowledged for their forward-thinking ideas and ability to challenge the status quo, driving positive change and growth in their respective industries. Such leaders are not only deserving of recognition but also appreciation for their contributions in shaping the industry for the better.
  • Women Leading the Way in Workers’ Compensation Award
    The Women Leading the Way in Workers’ Compensation Award recognizes and celebrates the achievements of women who are empowering and paving the way for other women in their industry. These leaders are role models who lead with purpose, empathy, authenticity, courage, and kindness. They are true trailblazers who have broken barriers and shattered glass ceilings, and through their hard work, dedication and leadership, have opened doors for others to follow.
  • Person Of The Year Award
    The Person of the Year Award is an accolade that recognizes an individual who has gone above and beyond in their responsibilities, taking pride in their work and being an example of a team player. The honoree is acknowledged for their remarkable contributions to their field, for their outstanding work ethic, positive attitude, and for being a part of something bigger than themselves. This award is a tribute to this person's excellence and commitment, who has made a difference in the lives of others and is a role model for others.
  • TPA Of The Year Award
    The TPA of the Year Award is a highly esteemed recognition that honors organizations that handle and process workers' compensation claims with exceptional care and efficiency. These organizations are recognized for their positive impact on the industry, going above and beyond to assist professionals in the field with insurance claims in accordance with state laws. The award recognizes the outstanding efforts of these organizations in ensuring that injured workers receive the support they need and that claims are handled in a timely and effective manner. The honorees are truly setting the standard for excellence in the industry.
  • Extraordinary Workers’ Compensation Coordinator Award
    The "Extraordinary Workers' Compensation Coordinator Award" is a prestigious honor that recognizes individuals who have demonstrated exceptional organizational abilities and an ongoing commitment to excellence. This award is presented to those who play an essential role in the workers' compensation industry and have gone above and beyond in their duties as a coordinator or claims assistant. Recipients of this award are known for their attention to detail, ability to manage multiple tasks and claims efficiently, and a high level of customer service.
  • Excellence Award (Adjusters/Claims Managers/Supervisors)
    Excellence Award for Adjusters, Claims Managers, & Supervisors: Recognizing outstanding leadership in the claims process for injured workers. They are presented to individuals who positively impact outcomes and ensure injured employees receive the best care and treatment.
  • Exceptional Defense Attorney Award
    The Exceptional Defense Attorney Award is a honor that highlights the exceptional talent and skill of those professionals in the field of claim defense. These individuals are recognized for their superior proficiency in all areas of claim defense, including, but not limited to, the review of claims, expertly providing advice, developing and implementing strategies, and seamlessly guiding each claim to resolution while maintaining cost containment. This award is a tribute to the outstanding work and achievements of these attorneys, who are considered to be the elite in their profession.
  • Men Leading the Way in Workers’ Compensation Award
    The Men Leading the Way in Workers' Compensation Award is a recognition that honors men who are making a positive impact in the field of workers' compensation. The award is intended to celebrate and recognize men who are leading by example, and who are inspiring and empowering other men to do the same.These leaders are recognized for their ability to lead with purpose, empathy, authenticity, courage, and kindness.
  • Most Influential Award
    The "Most Influential Award" is a highly esteemed honor that recognizes individuals who are making a significant impact and driving change in the workers' compensation industry. The award is presented to individuals who are true game-changers, leading with purpose and making a positive difference in the lives of others. The recipients of this award are considered trailblazers and thought leaders who are shaping the future of the workers' compensation industry. They are recognized for their innovation, leadership, and commitment to excellence.
  • Emerging Leader Award
    The Emerging Leader Award recognizes professionals who are making a significant positive impact on the outcomes of injured workers. This award honors individuals who have demonstrated exceptional leadership skills, dedication, and a passion for their work.
  • Rehabilitation Specialty Provider Award
    The Rehabilitation Specialty Provider Award is a prestigious honor that recognizes the efforts of physicians and support staff who have made significant contributions to the recovery and return-to-work of injured employees. The award encompasses the entire group of individuals, honoring each separately and as a team for their commitment to following best practices and providing the most effective rehabilitation services possible. The honorees are acknowledged for their dedication to improving the lives of injured workers and fostering a positive work culture through the rehabilitation process. They are truly making a difference in the industry and set the standard for others to follow.
  • Podcast Of The Year Award
    The Podcast of the Year Award recognizes the outstanding contributions and excellence in podcasting within the workers' compensation and insurance industry. The award honors individuals or companies who have produced podcasts that have gained popularity, engagement, and have influenced their listeners.
  • Making A Difference Award
    The "Making A Difference" Award is a recognition program that acknowledges the efforts of individuals and teams who have made a significant impact in the lives of injured employees. These awards celebrate the people and teams who have gone above and beyond to make a real difference in the lives of the workers they serve.
  • Is a deposit required?
    No deposit required! Your first payment goes towards the total cost.
  • Will there be tour guides?
    Yes, there will be tour guides available.
  • Who will be attending the retreat?
    Women and men from all sectors of the workers' compensation field, including risk managers, adjusters, and nurses, will be in attendance.
  • Are flights included in the price per person?
    No, it's not included. You can coordinate with our travel agent or book independently.
  • What is the cost per person?
    $1,945.00 (double occupancy).
  • Is transportation included in the price?
    Yes, transportation is included.
  • Will there be single rooms available?
    Our travel agent Valerie is currently looking into this, and once we have more information, we will send a message to everyone.
  • What are the dates of the retreat?
    Departure from the US is scheduled for April 10th, with arrival in Italy on April 11th.
  • How can I start to pay?
    You can start by emailing mari@ommktg.com, and Valerie will send you a payment link that will set you up with a private portal.
  • Can I invite a guest?
    Yes, you can invite a guest. The more our group grows, the lower our group rate goes.
  • Do I need a passport?
    Yes, a passport is required for this retreat. Please make sure that your passport is up to date.
  • Will there be a payment plan?
    Yes! Please make monthly payments until November 2024 for added flexibility.
  • What is the purpose of the Women in Workers' Compensation International Bloom Retreat (Me, Inc.)
    The retreat is dedicated to empowering participants to prioritize their well-being and achieve a healthy work-life balance. It revolves around the benefits of disconnecting from the demands of work and daily routines. By highlighting the importance of taking time to disconnect and recharge mentally, physically, and emotionally, attendees can experience a renewed sense of vitality and balance.
  • Will I be able to stay longer or arrive earlier?
    Yes, everyone is welcome to plan accordingly according to their schedule.
  • Will there be pre-trip meetings?
    Yes. Monthly Zoom meetings to address all your questions and concerns.
  • What rooms are available?
    We only have double occupancy rooms available at the moment.
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