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Your E-Mod Is 10 Times More Difficult to Correct Than Your Credit Score

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Correction To Your E-Mod Can Be Difficult and Delayed

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Your E-Mod can be corrected.  The deck is stacked against you when you want to correct your company’s Workers Compensation Experience Mod.

The reasons:

  • You can correct what has happened with your credit experience far into the past. You cannot, and this is an important point, correct your Workers Comp reserves except for the current year. No insurance carrier will allow a correction of the reserves into prior policy periods.
  • If you decide to correct your credit score, what you do today counts for today. In Workers Compensation, your current efforts will not show up for approximately three years. Patience is an important virtue with Workers Comp.
  • You have a credit bureau that will assist you if you have a problem, even if the creditor is not cooperating. You must deal with your carrier to report the proper information to your State Rating Bureau or NCCI. Do not expect your State Rating Bureau or the NCCI to correct your information. They will only report what the insurance carrier reports.
  • Due to federal regulations, your credit report is easier to read than in the past. Your Experience Mod rating sheets can be very confusing when trying to decipher them.  2018 update – The WCIRB California Rating Bureau has allegedly simplified the Experience Rating Sheets.   Check out their new simplified EMR rating sheets. 
  • 2018 Update – there have been a few times where the reserves on prior loss runs or policies were adjusted by the carrier and reported to the rating bureau with corrections.   Many of them involved some type of litigation status.   

There are others, but these are the major concerns/complaints that we receive from employers. I may add in more examples over the next few days.

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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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