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Term Of The Day – Associate In Claims

The Associate In Claims designation (that I possess) is sponsored by the Insurance Institute of America (IIA). The AIC aids in overall claims handling proficiency. I do recommended it if you have chosen insurance claims as a career path.

 A professional designation designed to provide claims professionals with enhanced skill training to handle different types of claims. Areas of study in the Associate in Claims (AIC) program include: claim handling principles, managing bodily injury claims, property loss adjusting and liability claim practices. The program is typically geared towards professional working in the insurance industry

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The most difficult one for me was AIC 33 as it covered such a vast amount of material.
AIC 33: Activities in the Claim Process, Basic Investigation, Fraud Detection, Good Faith Claim Handling, Ethics, Negotiation Skills, and Litigation Management.
AIC 34: Workers’ Compensation System, Compensability, Statutory Benefits, Bodily Injury Claim Management, Injury and Treatment Evaluation, Impairment and Disability, Rehabilitation, Low Back Injury Claims, Medical Investigation, and Assessing Treatments and Disability.
AIC 35: Persons/Property Insured, Causes of Loss, Loss Adjusting Process and
Procedures, Fraud, Residential Construction, Preparing Estimates, Merchandise/Time Element Loss, Auto Physical Damage, and Contractor’s Equipment.
AIC 36: Liability Investigation, Evaluation of Damages, Litigation Management, Auto/Home/Commercial Liability and Coverage Issues, Settlement and ADR Strategies, and Case Studies.
The IIA will be adding in an ethics course soon.
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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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  • Bloomberg Business News
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