National Underwriter is seeking entries for its second annual “Award For Excellence In Workers’ Compensation Risk Management,” sponsored by the National Council on Compensation Insurance.

The finalists will receive national recognition for their programs and organizations, while also serving as role models for their risk management peers.

All three winners will receive:

o A free trip to Orlando!

A representative from the risk management departments of three company finalists will be flown to Orlando to attend the Workers’ Compensation Educational Conference from Aug. 17-20, where the 2008 Champion will receive a trophy, while the other two finalists are given plaques for an Honorable Mention.

o Profiles in NU!

The risk management programs of all three finalists will be individually profiled in the Aug. 18 edition of NU.

o Additional exposure!

The finalists will also discuss the risk management challenges facing buyers at a special “NU Roundtable” during the WCEC on Aug. 19, with highlights printed in our Oct. 6 edition.

Risk managers are invited to submit their own programs for consideration by May 9. In addition, agents and brokers, as well as insurance carriers, third-party administrators and other service providers are welcome to nominate worthy candidates for the award, with outside nominations due by April 7.

The NU award program, sponsored by NCCI, is run in cooperation with the WCEC (at which NU presents a series of National Trends panels) and the Florida Workers’ Compensation Institute (which manages the annual WCEC event).

For more details and to access the entry form, go to www.propertyandcasualtyinsurancenews.com and click on the accompanying icon at the bottom of the NU home page. The entry form appears with this story as an “associated image.”

If you have any questions, e-mail sfriedman@nuco.com.