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North Dakota WSI Ex-employee Sues His Former Employer


North Dakota WSI Employee Brings Lawsuit

A North Dakota WSI ex-employee sues his former employer.

3d of North Dakota WSI Employee Sues small contractor around globe

When reading the articles months ago about the WSI’s wholesale firing of some of their employees, one knew there would soon be lawsuits. Todd Flanagan, a former fraud investigator, filed his lawsuit in Bismarck asking for reinstatement and back pay.

There will be more lawsuits in the future, especially from the whistleblowers who pointed out many inequities in WSI’s way of doing business.

I will have another post tomorrow on North Dakota trying to figure out why they were in a crisis in Workers Comp ten years ago and now have a huge surplus. The answer is simple, but they are going to pay an auditor many thousands of dollars for the obvious answer.

North Dakota is one of the few states where a monopolistic State Fund runs the Workers Comp system. These monopolistic funds have run into great problems with some of the states such as West Virginia and Nevada privatizing their Workers Comp programs.

I do not see North Dakota converting to an NCCI state any time soon.

Up Next – Why Does North Dakota Have Such a Large Surplus in Their Workers Comp Fund?

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James J Moore - Workers Comp Expert

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:

  • Risk and Insurance Management Society (RIMS)
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  • Claims Magazine
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  • Insurance Journal
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