About StraightTalkOnInsurance.com

Developed to inform and engage insurance professionals about significant issues and trends shaping the industry, StraightTalkOnInsurance.com publishes news, perspectives and announcements from associations, thought leaders, companies and experts. Edited by Karen Yotis, the site provides valuable resources such as a professional directory, case studies, events calendar and newsletter.

Karen YotisAbout Karen Yotis

For the past 25 years Karen Yotis has specialized in insurance regulatory compliance, first as a practicing attorney and later as a legal editor for LexisNexis. In the last decade, she added content strategy and social media to her areas of expertise, particularly related to workplace issues and the insurance markets. She is a recognized industry expert on the intersection of insurance and social media, conducts social media training seminars for corporate executives and insurance personnel, and speaks at industry events on social media and insurance topics.

Ms. Yotis helped to launch and directed the content for the LexisNexis Insurance Law Community (which became the prototype for 17 subsequent legal practice area communities) and assisted in the management and development of the LexisNexis Workers’ Compensation, Environmental Law & Climate Change, and Torts/Personal Injury Communities. She was the managing editor of the Mealey’s Insurance Regulatory Compliance Report and participated as a member of the LexisNexis Insurance Advisory Board and the LexisNexis Workers’ Compensation Advisory Board. Ms. Yotis also helped to develop and enhance the LexisNexis Insurance Compliance customer product.

Ms. Yotis writes and blogs on insurance and workers compensation issues. She is also the Feature Resident Columnist for the LexisNexis Workers’ Compensation National and California Newsletters, where she provides insights into workplace issues and the nuts and bolts of the workers’ comp world. She is contributes news and feature articles to the AICP’s Journal, and her commentary has appeared in Viewpoint, the New Appleman Current Critical Issues on Insurance quarterly, and in other insurance industry publications. Ms. Yotis is also one of the author members of the Midwest Writers Association in Chicago, Illinois.

Recognized by her peers for her outstanding leadership ability, Karen is the current president of Great Lakes Chapter of the Association of Insurance Compliance Professionals, former national chair of the AICP Publications Committee, which publishes the AICP’s Journal.

Ms. Yotis is a graduate of the Northwestern University School of Law and received her undergraduate degree in literature from the University of Illinois.

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A Note from the Author

Karen Yotis

Welcome to Straight Talk! I trust that you'll find the content that I post for you to be helpful and thought provoking.

This has been a remarkable year for insurance compliance and workers' compensation and I anticipate equally incredible developments in both areas during 2015. You'll be able to share your thoughts about top trends and issues in Straight Talk's December Survey, coming soon! The best responses will be quoted in future blogs and newsletter articles.

Thanks for visiting,

Karen C. Yotis, J.D.
Author and Content Strategist