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North Carolina Industrial Commission To Hold Public Hearing


North Carolina Industrial Commission Holds Upcoming Public Hearing

The North Carolina Industrial Commission will hold a public hearing on on all the upcoming recommended changes.  Workers Compensation rules changes are coming to North Carolina in a big way. If you follow the link in the last paragraph, you can see all of the proposed upcoming changes to the North Carolina Workers Compensation rules. There are many upcoming changes.

Public North Carolina Industrial Commission hearing
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The changes will affect:

There are many types of stakeholders in Workers Compensation for North Carolina that may be heavily affected such as:

  • Adjusters
  • Underwriters
  • Rehabilitation nurses
  • Bill processors
  • Attorneys
  • Medical providers
  • Consultants
  • Agents.
  • Medical network providers

If you are unsure whether this affects you directly or not, follow the link and read through the sections or print them out and read them closely. These are sweeping changes on how Workers Comp is handled in North Carolina. I wish I could have included this in the blog earlier. I just received the information last night.

In compliance with the Administrative Procedure Act, the North Carolina Industrial Commission has published proposed changes to its rules. The Notice of Rulemaking, the text of the proposed rules, and the fiscal impact analysis can be found here.

A public hearing on the rules changes will be held on August 6, 2012, beginning at 9:00 am in Room 2173 of the Dobbs Building located at 430 North Salisbury Street, Raleigh, North Carolina 27603.

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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:

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