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Halloween theme image of a crypt - Chiropractical Episode 15

Spine-Tingling Tales From the Claims Crypt

Episode 15: Scary stories are perfect for Halloween, but not so much for DCs. Hear some truly spooky tales on this October episode of Chiropractical.

This month, we'll look at some cases that had our claims team spooked for a variety of reasons — from a patient who went to a shocking extreme in an attempt to win her case to a DC with a stunningly inappropriate staffing solution.

Settle in as our guests Mike Whitmer and David Siebert tell three scary claims tales and discuss what can be learned from each.

Our Guests

David Siebert

David Siebert, President, NCMIC Insurance Company, joined NCMIC in 1995 as a claims representative and was promoted to litigation consultant in 2000 and to senior litigation consultant in 2003. He became director in 2008 and assistant vice president in 2011. In 2018, Siebert was promoted to senior vice president of NCMIC Insurance Company. In his role, Siebert is responsible for the development of strategic and tactical goals for the chiropractic, physician, dental, attorney and naturopathic professional liability insurance programs.

Mike Whitmer

Mike Whitmer, Vice President of NCMIC's Chiropractic Insurance Programs, has more than 25 years' experience in the business world to share with DCs who are starting their chiropractic careers. By day, Mike leads the corporate relations team at NCMIC Group, Inc., teaching at chiropractic colleges about business practices and risk management, and attending trade shows and homecoming events. Mike is also the cofounder of a property management company and a restoration firm that have provided his "real world" experience on writing business plans and dealing with small business finance and operations. He is the board president of Children’s Cancer Connection, and on the board and executive committee of the National MS Society, Upper Midwest Chapter.

Our Hosts

Chick Herbert

Chick is Sr. Vice President of Enterprise Organizational Development. Chick has nearly 30 years of experience as an executive business leader, independent consultant, speaker and executive coach. He is the co-author of “It Begs the Question – Learn How the Best Managers Drive Performance Through Question-Centric Coaching.” Chick is a past board chair for Special Olympics Iowa and was recognized as the 2013 statewide volunteer of the year. He recently accepted a leadership role with Iowa Women Lead Change. Chick and his wife have three adult sons.

Melissa Knutson

Melissa is Sr. Vice President – Insurance Operations. She’s been with NCMIC since January 2004. As an active part of the Greater Des Moines community, Melissa volunteers with Big Brothers Big Sisters, Habitat for Humanity, United Way’s Grad Walk, and Meals from the Heartland, as well as serving on the Board of Trustees for EveryStep. She is the founder of Give Grace Give Hope, Inc., a nonprofit dedicated to addressing period poverty in Central Iowa by providing menstrual products to local schools and nonprofits. Melissa and her husband have three daughters.

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