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Rising Medical Solutions Invited James Moore To Think Tank

A very forward-thinking company – Rising Medical Solutions- and Peter Rousmaniere invited me to a think tank type meeting earlier this year in Chicago.

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There is no article on the J&L Risk Management website that covers the meeting as I decided to hold off until the final report was finished earlier this month.   The all-day fly-in meeting was hosted by Rising Medical Solutions out of Chicago.   From what I gather, the meetings had started in 2009 and continued through 2015.

Rising Medical Solutions were great hosts including their Head of Marketing Rachel Fikes.   I very quickly felt at home.  The summary report link is here.    Yes, you do have to provide very little information to receive a copy of the report.  It is worth it.

The report is 36 pages long.  You can request the report here.    Rising Medical Solutions is not a spammy company so your inbox will not be packed with emails from them if you happen to sign up. They have sent me two emails since June- not spammy.

Doctor Rising Medical Solutions With Files

One very important area covered was improving the recruiting, hiring, training, and retention of claims adjusters.  Check this older post by me with my concerns on the brain-drain and lack of a younger crowd in adjusting and Risk Management.

This is an area where there will be a large amount of future discussion.  Claims and Risk Management are not the glamorous smart-phone based positions that appeal to the current crop of college graduates or young workers.

Even though I did “end up with the skunk” by the end of the meeting, it was time well spent.   That is an inside joke.

Denise Zoe Algire – Safeway’s Risk Management guru also deserves a shout-out as she is the lead researcher on this much-needed study.

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James J Moore - Workers Comp Expert

Raleigh, NC, United States

About The Author...

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)
  • 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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