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Brickstreet Class Action Pursued By West Virginia Manufacturer

This article on Brickstreet appeared in many newspapers and Workers Comp publications last week.

My Apologies – due to traveling and being in an area with sketchy WiFi and very slow dial-up service, the blogs have not been tended to for about 10 days. Our main website is at https://cutcompcosts.com/

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Brickstreet has a class action suit filed against them – a manufacturer is asking for class action status. The only Workers Comp carrier since 1/1/06 in West Virginia has been Brickstreet. It seems that the carrier has allegedly been charging an agent’s fee on all of their Workers Compensation policies even though they have not had any agents providing their services. If this is the case, this is a very serious allegation.Add Gallery

If you are from West Virginia, please click on our above homepage link as there is a message there for West Virginia employers.

We have found additional errors in the Workers Comp policies on over 2/3 of the ones we have examined for WV employers. One of Brickstreet’s underwriters was quoted as saying there are errors on over 80% of their policies. You owe it to your company to have your policies reviewed by an expert to make sure you were charged properly. 

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Update – please note that due to the age of this article we do not have the West Virginia employers notice on our homepage.   It was there for many years.   When the website was updated in 2014, the link was removed as, in our opinion, it no longer applied to the situation. 

The agent or non-agent fee situation has been resolved in the recent past.  If you have any questions on this situation, please free to to contact us.  

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James founded a Workers’ Compensation consulting firm, J&L Risk Mgmt Consultants, Inc. in 1996. J&L’s mission is to reduce our clients’ Workers Compensation premiums by using time-tested techniques. J&L’s claims, premium, reserve and Experience Mod reviews have saved employers over $9.8 million in earned premiums over the last three years. J&L has saved numerous companies from bankruptcy proceedings as a result of insurance overpayments.

James has over 27 years of experience in insurance claims, audit, and underwriting, specializing in Workers’ Compensation. He has supervised, and managed the administration of Workers’ Compensation claims, and underwriting in over 45 states. His professional experience includes being the Director of Risk Management for the North Carolina School Boards Association. He created a very successful Workers’ Compensation Injury Rehabilitation Unit for school personnel.

James’s educational background, which centered on computer technology, culminated in earning a Masters of Business Administration (MBA); an Associate in Claims designation (AIC); and an Associate in Risk Management designation (ARM). He is a Chartered Financial Consultant (ChFC) and a licensed financial advisor. The NC Department of Insurance has certified him as an insurance instructor. He also possesses a Bachelors’ Degree in Actuarial Science.

LexisNexis has twice recognized his blog as one of the Top 25 Blogs on Workers’ Compensation. J&L has been listed in AM Best’s Preferred Providers Directory for Insurance Experts – Workers Compensation for over eight years. He recently won the prestigious Baucom Shine Lifetime Achievement Award for his volunteer contributions to the area of risk management and safety. James was recently named as an instructor for the prestigious Insurance Academy.

James is on the Board of Directors and Treasurer of the North Carolina Mid-State Safety Council. He has published two manuals on Workers’ Compensation and three different claims processing manuals. He has also written and has been quoted in numerous articles on reducing Workers’ Compensation costs for public and private employers. James publishes a weekly newsletter with 7,000 readers.

He currently possess press credentials and am invited to various national Workers Compensation conferences as a reporter.

James’s articles or interviews on Workers’ Compensation have appeared in the following publications or websites:

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