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Workers Comp Writers Block – Writing Into Funnel

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Workers Comp Writers Block Not A Fun Time

Having Workers Comp writers block for the first time in 11 years ended with this article.   The last three weeks contained the longest workers comp writers block for me.

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The comment on writing into a funnel means that if I covered a subject in 2008 and now write about it again, the Google search algorithm  penalizes duplication.

Matt Cutts, the Google spam guru rep says Google does not penalize duplication.   However, if you write two articles on the same subject, each are partially devalued as Google makes a choice on which article gets the juice and ranking.

Of course Google is trying to remove spammers from their rankings.   No blame goes to Google.

The last article on the .85 Combined Ratio announced at the NCCI Virginia Conference created quite a bit of buzz.   In a roundabout way, Workers Comp carriers consider the market to be potentially profitable.

I began the blog to publish articles on workers comp premium audit and reserves.  The writing funnel discourages me from continuing to write on those two subjects.

Many workers comp authors began damning the system a few years ago to get attention.  It seems they are still at it today.   We decided a few years ago to stop publishing articles that bash one facet or group of people in the Workers Comp business.  I just finished reading an article of that sort.

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Is it me or has there been way too many articles on opioids (not counting research WCRI, NCCI, etc.)?

One very positive note entails the updating and improvement of all 1,672 articles.   Our web consultant contractor works tirelessly to improve the look (graphics, text spacing, and Google ranking) of the blog and website.   I have spent 30 – 40 hours in the last two months reviewing and upgrading some of the text.

I begrudgingly removed 30 -40 articles which provided no knowledge advancement in the area of Workers Compensation.

1,672 articles now exist in this blog.  Feel free to search them at the box on the top right of the screen.

PS  I cannot call it writer’s or writers’ block as the apostrophes in Titles make the HTML go crazy.

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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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  • Insurance Journal
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