Remembering Memorial Day

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Jaelene May 2017 Memorial Day Message
The following Memorial Day quotes resonated with me because they speak to the underlying purpose of workers’ compensation and NCCI CEO Bill Donnell’s “relevance” message delivered at the recent Annual Issues Symposium:

“My heroes are those who risk their lives every day to protect our world and make it a better place — police, firefighters and members of our armed forces.” -Sidney Sheldon

“In the beginning of a change, the patriot is a scarce man, and brave, and hated and scorned. When his cause succeeds, the timid join him, for then it costs nothing to be a patriot.” -Mark Twain

“A hero is someone who has given his or her life to something bigger than oneself.” -Joseph Campbell.

The last quote by Joseph Campbell about giving your life to something bigger than oneself couldn’t be more fitting for the service members of our armed forces. So for all veterans out there, we at UR Nation want to thank you for your service. We also honor our nation’s fallen veterans. As we say around here, “The price of freedom is never free.” You are all heroes. To that end, we also want to bring to your attention to Fallen Patriots and suggest you check them out. They help provide a college education for the children of a fallen hero.

In the workers’ compensation arena, you might be surprised to learn that there is a civilian equivalent called Kid’s Chance. This organization operates in 36 states and provides scholarships to children affected by a workplace injury by helping them pursue and achieve their educational goals. Like Fallen Patriots, all of us have an opportunity to honor those who are injured on the job by participating in Kid’s Chance. How, you may ask? When interacting with families of workers seriously injured or killed on the job, let them know about Kid’s Chance and encourage them to submit a scholarship application. Find out if you have a Kid’s Chance chapter in your state and explore volunteer and fundraising opportunities —

Happy Memorial Day from UR Nation!

Jaelene Fayhee

Jaelene Fayhee

Jaelene Fayhee, AVP, Client Solutions for UniMed Direct, is a regulatory expert who works hand-in-hand with clients and the technology department to deliver technology and medical solutions to clients. Jaelene is focused on using technology to ensure compliance with current and upcoming regulatory requirements and delivering prompt and appropriate decisions to expedite medical decisions for injured workers.