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HVAC Classification Code Retired – NCCI Closes Out Popular Code


NCCI Retired HVAC Classification Code 5536

NCCI Retired HVAC Classification Code – where does that put your company?

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Quite a few of our clients that have been overcharged on Workers Compensation are HVAC employers. Now, to complicate matters even more, the HVAC Classification Code 5536 has been eliminated due to problems with code enforcement. The Code was moved to other Classification Codes, all being at a higher rate than Classification Code 5536. We are starting to see this more often when the NCCI shifts or closes out a Class Code.

If you have had this Class Code in the last five years in your Workers Comp program, you may need to have an underwriting expert check this situation for your company. There are only a few states where the 5536 Classification Code is still allowed.

The NCCI has always been a very professional and fair organization to deal with over the years. We are not questioning their integrity whatsoever. We just do not want any employer to be overcharged in their WC policies or at the time of the year-end premium or payroll audit.

The “look-back” period to recover Workers Comp Premiums is four and one half years maximum.

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Raleigh, NC, United States

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James founded a Workers’ Compensation consulting firm, J&L Risk Management 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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  • Insurance Journal
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