NWCDC Conference 2018 – Looking For True Technology

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NWCDC Conference 2018 – My Unending Technology Quest 

The NWCDC Conference 2018 is tomorrow.

I plan to attend and go through the vendor area to see if there are any new technologies.   The last few years have been a little disappointing as Workers Comp has been overall.    

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I thought I was not going to make it this year. Unfortunately, I had to miss the 2017 conference.  Some of the more advanced we’re Proov Pharmaceutical testing and the beginning of Telemedicine 

At the New Orleans Conference, a simple one crutch was a great low tech but yet highly useful Durable Medical equipment.  Some things do not need a chip in them to be a cutting-edge tool.  

Quite a few NWCDC conferences really had nothing to offer in the tech area.  No blame can be placed on the conference.  Most conferences trail health insurance greatly. 

My annual searches for apps in Workers Compensation have not been that fruitful either.   I am in the air typing this on my phone so this may be an unclean version.    

If you see this article and want me to check out any vendor or class at the conference let me know.  Text me at 919 495-1917 or comment below.  

The conference features a robotics area.  This should be in the vendor area.  I am going into the conference “cold”.  I have researched nothing.   

I usually spend a few hours researching the vendors and the sessions.  Due to a packed schedule that will not happen this year.  

Claims based sessions usually provide a few good ideas.  If anyone reading this would like to meet up please text me on my above phone number. 

Now that I think about it, going in cold may be an advantage.  Winging it sometimes proves fruitful.  

I have not even signed up yet.  Nothing like doing a walk-in.  I will be in the vendor area Thursday.  See you there at the NWCDC 2018 Conference.

 

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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.

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