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This is the largest LinkedIn Workers Comp Group to date.  Please see the press release for the Workers Compensation based group on LinkedIn. This is one of the discussion groups that I mainly participate in overall.

Work Comp Analysis Group Reaches 10,000-member Milestone

St. Louis (July 20, 2011)—The Work Comp Analysis Group (WCAG) announced today that it has reached the milestone of 10,000 members. The free resource, which was founded in late 2008, is the largest online discussion group dedicated exclusively to workers’ compensation issues on LinkedIn.

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WCAG is widely recognized in the industry for the quality and variety of the content on its discussion board. Members in the group reflect a wide range of professions including risk managers, adjusters, attorneys, regulators, medical case managers, physicians, and other professionals who serve the industry.

WCAG now has subgroups for Canada, Australia, and the National Workers’ Compensation and Disability Conference®. The group also has an industry jobs board, Twitter feed (@wcanalysisgroup) and a resource center that features over 30 industry blog feeds and links to the rules and statutes for all 50 states.

Mark Walls, Assistant Vice President – Claims for Safety National and the founder of the group, credited the members for making it such a success. “The strength of this group is the knowledge of our members and their willingness to share information with others. It is also an outstanding way to network with people from around the nation and outside the United States who are dealing with workers’ compensation issues.”

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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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