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Experience Mod or E-Mod Compared to Credit Report

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The Experience Mod Is Like A Credit Score But Worse

The Experience Mod or E-Mod  X-Mod can be compared to a credit report with nightmarish results in some cases.   How does a credit report compare to the E-Mod or X-Mod?

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The main difference between a credit report and a Workers Comp E-Mod is how fast each can be corrected. Let’s say that you have your business’s E-Mod and your credit report sitting in front of you. If you find a way to correct something in the credit report, the results are immediate.

If you want to try to improve your E-Mod and take steps to improve it, the results will take many months or years to show for your efforts.

Another major difference is that if you find an old error on your credit report, you can fix the old error immediately.

For instance, if you find an error from 2000 on your credit report, you can fix the error and improve your credit score. You cannot usually correct a Workers Comp reserving error from the year 2000. It just does not usually work that way.

I have presented often on this very topic.  One of the major concerns involves safety employees and consultants not being given enough time to turn around an Experience Mod to a level desired by an employer.

Experience Mod Operates Over Time

One has to remember the Workers Comp E-Mod system operates on a delayed basis.  It is not the place for immediate results.  Often, the results of a good safety program may take up to five years to show its full effect.

Check out my next blog to see why correcting an error on your loss run from the year 2000 will rarely help your E-Mod.

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James Moore

Raleigh, NC, United States

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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:

  • Risk and Insurance Management Society (RIMS)
  • Entrepreneur Magazine
  • Bloomberg Business News
  • WorkCompCentral.com
  • Claims Magazine
  • Risk & Insurance Magazine
  • Insurance Journal
  • Workers Compensation.com
  • LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook and other social media sites
  • Various trade publications

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