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Free NCCI State Advisory Forums – Are They Worth Your Time?


Free NCCI State Advisory Forums Provide Great Workers’ Comp State Statistics

The Free NCCI State Advisory Forums have provided great state and national data for years.   Some of the Forums provide an Open House to see all of NCCI’s products.   See below for the upcoming schedule.

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NCCI stands for National Council on Compensation Insurance.  They perform huge studies on Workers’ Comp statistics.  NCCI provides the largest portion of rating data in the nation.

I usually try to attend two or three per year.   The price remains unbeatable.   NCCI requires a signup page completion to attend these informative sessions.

The national data remains my favorite area.  Due to NCCI’s size, the national statistics, charts, and graphs cover most of the state data except for the Independent Rating Bureau states.

Yes, the free State Advisory Forums are worth your time even if you have to travel some distance.

From the NCCI:

NCCI is embarking on its 2019 State Advisory Forum presentations. These forums are designed to promote education and provide a greater understanding of both national and state workers compensation issues. Most of the forums will take place after NCCI’s May Annual Issues Symposium in order to provide you with the most relevant and up-to-date information.

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The content of each forum will be tailored to the state where the meeting is held. There is no charge to attend these forums, but reservations are required. You are welcome to attend the forum for every state where you are writing or involved in workers compensation insurance.

This year, we plan on holding forums in 36 states. We will continue to focus on state-specific information and speak in greater detail on:

  • Proposed/enacted state and federal legislation
  • State system cost drivers
  • NCCI studies and economic information
  • The residual market

At these forums, we encourage participation from the broadest cross section of the workers compensation community, such as:

  • NCCI affiliates
  • Departments of Insurance
  • Workers Compensation Commissions
  • Insurance trade associations
  • Legislators
  • Self-insureds
  • Employer trade associations

Below the schedule is a link to sign up for any of the free NCCI State Advisory Forums for the rest of 2019.


8/14/2019 South Dakota
Hilton Garden Inn Sioux Falls Downtown
201 East Eighth Street
Sioux Falls, SD 57103
2:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
8/21/2019West Virginia
Charleston Marriott Town Center
200 Lee Street East
Charleston, WV 25301
Chicago Marriott Oak Brook Hotel
1401 West 22nd Street
Oak Brook, IL 60523
8/29/2019 Iowa
Des Moines Marriott Downtown
700 Grand Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50309
8/29/2019 Virginia
The Westin Richmond
6631 West Broad Street
Richmond, VA 23230
9/04/2019 Washington, DC
Grand Hyatt
1000 H Street Northwest
Washington, DC, 20001
Embassy Suites by Hilton Louisville Downtown
501 South Fourth Street
Louisville, KY 40202
Hyatt Regency Baltimore Inner Harbor
300 Light Street
Baltimore, MD 21202
9/18/2019 Alabama
Renaissance Montgomery Hotel and Spa
201 Tallapoosa Street
Montgomery, AL 36104
Courtyard Columbia Marriott
3301 Lemone Industrial Boulevard
Columbia, MO 65201
9/25/2019New Hampshire
Doubletree by Hilton Manchester Downtown
700 Elm Street
Manchester, NH 03101
9/26/2019Hawaii SAF & Open House
Neal S. Blaisdell Center
777 Ward Avenue
Honolulu, HI 96814
8:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
10/1/2019Idaho State Advisory Forum
Jack’s Urban Meeting Place (JUMP)
1000 West Myrtle Street
Boise, ID 83702
10/02/2019 New Mexico
Sandia Resort & Casino
30 Rainbow Road Northeast
Albuquerque, NM 87113
10/04/2019 Arizona
Phoenix Airport Marriott
1101 North 44th Street
Phoenix, AZ 85008
Hartford Marriott Downtown
200 Columbus Boulevard
Hartford, CT 06103
Nashville Airport Marriott
600 Marriott Drive
Nashville, TN 37214
Embassy Suites by Hilton Portland Washington Square
9000 Southwest Washington Square Road
Tigard, OR 97223
Embassy Suites by Hilton Oklahoma City Downtown Medical Center
741 North Phillips Avenue
Oklahoma City, OK 73104
Anchorage Marriott Downtown
820 West Seventh Avenue
Anchorage, AK 99501
Double Tree by Hilton Hotel Lawrence
200 McDonald Drive
Lawrence, KS 66044
10/23/2019Nebraska SAF & Open House
Hilton Omaha
1001 Cass Street
Omaha, NE 68102
10/24/2019 Mississippi
Embassy Suites by Hilton Jackson North Ridgeland
200 Township Place
Ridgeland, MS 39157
Hyatt Regency Denver Tech Center
7800 East Tufts Avenue
Denver, CO 80237
10/29/2019South Carolina
Columbia Marriott
1200 Hampton Street
Columbia, SC 29201
Crowne Plaza Executive Center Baton Rouge
4728 Constitution Avenue
Baton Rouge, LA 70808
11/22/2019Georgia SAF & Open House
Sheraton Suites Galleria–Atlanta
2844 Cobb Parkway Southeast
Atlanta, GA 30339
9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
12/03/2019 Utah
Salt Lake City Marriott City Center
220 South State Street
Salt Lake City, UT 84111
Hyatt Regency Orlando International Airport
9300 Jeff Fuqua Boulevard
Orlando, FL 32827
12/04/2019 Texas
Hilton Austin
500 East Fourth Street
Austin, TX 78701

Sign up here for the free NCCI State Advisory Forums.


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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:

  • 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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