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Workers Comp Articles – Outside of US


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The 1,530+ workers comp articles on Cutcompcosts cover some of the topics outside the US.  I will try to cover more of those in the upcoming weeks.

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The last workers comp questions and answers were very popular.  Below are questions that pertain to WC outside of the US, so to speak.   The links are provided to links in the blog and to external sources.

  1. Does China have a WC system?   Are the benefits similar to the US? Would it be considered a monopolistic system?
  2. What is the WC coverage called if you are on navigable waters outside of or in the US?  Is there a different set of rules for this coverage?   Does each state have its own rules for this type of coverage?
  3. What is the Jones Act?  What type of injuries/locations does it cover? Why is it so important for adjusters and agents to understand this Act?
  4. Is there a set of WC laws/rules for men/women in the Armed Forces while on base? What is it called?  What is the main difference between regular WC and this coverage?
  5. If you have employees who travel internationally, do you have to buy an international WC?
  6. Did WC actually start in the US? If not, then where and when?

    Woman Using Laptop Workers Comp Articles On Table
    Wikimedia Commons – Brian Kerrigan
  7. Do NCCI, WCIRB, and the other rate bureaus have special rates for foreign workers or countries?
  8. Do any countries provide 24-hour healthcare including WC for their citizens?

The answers are going to be entered into the next article on Monday or Tuesday of next week.   Most of the answers are in the Workers comp articles on this blog. The last two will be more difficult as there are no links supplied to the answers.

Please think of the test as having 16 questions instead of eight.   Good luck and remember to use Google searches if you cannot find the answers on this blog.

Hint:   Question #6  was answered in the Q&A from earlier this week.

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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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