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The NCCI Virtual Annual Issues Symposium replaces the annual in-person symposium.  The great news – NCCI will not be charging a fee for one of the top  Worker’s Comp Symposiums.

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Dr. Rober Hartwig will present on the effects of the Coronavirus on The 2020 Recession.  I have attended a few sessions where Dr. Hartwig presented an unusual angle on Worker’s Comp.  This session should be no different.

Barry Lipton (NCCI Actuary) always asks great questions at the annual WCRI Conference in Boston every year.

You can find the agenda here. 

Please see Sign up link at the bottom of the article.  Yes, you have to register.

NCCI AIS Symposium Presenters

The speaker bios are below.

Bill Donnell, CPCU, President and CEO, NCCI

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Bill Donnell is president and chief executive officer of NCCI, a trusted source of workers compensation information. Under his leadership, NCCI serves nearly 40 state governments and more than 900 insurers, providing data, insights, tools, and services that foster a healthy workers compensation system. Donnell is an accomplished executive leader with more than three decades of industry experience specializing in property/casualty (P/C) insurance/reinsurance in both global and domestic US leadership roles. Prior to joining NCCI, he was president of Swiss Re’s P/C reinsurance business. He is a noted insurance industry subject-matter expert and speaker.

Donna Glenn, FCAS, MAAA, Chief Actuary, NCCI

Glenn leads the Actuarial & Economic Services Division of NCCI. Her team helps maintain a healthy workers compensation system through the design and delivery of all actuarial and economic work at NCCI. The team produces rate/loss cost filings and conducts legislative analyses, compiles and analyzes insurance industry results, establishes residual market reserves, and creates actuarial tools, analytics, and research. Prior to this, Glenn led casualty product and underwriting for the national insurance business segment at Liberty Mutual, where she oversaw workers compensation strategy for both guaranteed cost and loss sensitive business. She has also held positions at The Hartford, Travelers, and Deloitte, with focus areas ranging across product management and pricing strategy including predictive analytics, business intelligence, and data management. Glenn graduated from Quinnipiac College with a bachelor of science in computer science and mathematics. She is a Fellow of the Casualty Actuarial Society. She previously represented Liberty Mutual on several industry boards including: the New York Compensation Insurance Rating Bureau (NYCIRB), the Pennsylvania Compensation Rating Bureau (PCRB), the Minnesota Workers Compensation Insurers Association (MWCIA), and the Workers Compensation Research Institute (WCRI).

Robert Hartwig, PhD, Clinical Associate Professor of Finance,
Darla Moore School of Business, University of South Carolina

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Robert Hartwig is clinical associate professor of finance and co-director of the Risk and Uncertainty Management Center. His research focuses on insurance markets and structures, risk management, risk-bearing capital market instruments, the financing of technology risks, and venture capital in insurance markets. He makes frequent presentations to insurance industry management, boards of directors, regulators, and legislators. Prior to joining the Darla Moore School of Business, he was president and economist for the Insurance Information Institute. In prior positions, worked for Swiss Re, NCCI, and the US Consumer Product Safety Commission. He has also served as an adjunct professor at Florida Atlantic University. His other professional experience includes expert witness testimony and testimony before numerous congressional and state legislative committees. He holds the Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter (CPCU) credential and speaks frequently in the media on all issues related to insurance markets.

Barry Lipton - 2020 NCCI Virtual Issues Symposium

Barry Lipton, FCAS, MAAA, Practice Leader & Senior Actuary, NCCI

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Barry Lipton leads NCCI’s research and presents regularly before insurance industry groups on critical issues such as medical cost drivers, developments in NCCI’s actuarial methodology, and current workers compensation trends. Before joining NCCI, Lipton worked for the Fireman’s Fund Insurance Company as vice president and as an actuary in the claims division. He has extensive experience as a commercial lines pricing actuary, including workers compensation, liability, and property insurance. Lipton is the author of “The Use of Networks to Care for Injured Workers—What’s Been the Impact?” and “Comparing the Quantity and Prices of Physician Services Between Workers Compensation and Group Health.” He presented “Work Comp vs. Group Health—The Price We Pay” at NCCI’s Annual Issues Symposium 2019.

Raji Chadarevian, Director, Medical Regulation & Informatics, NCCI

Raji Chadarevian leads a team of actuaries responsible for pricing proposed and enacted changes to laws and regulations governing medical benefits in workers compensation in all NCCI states. With more than 20 years in the workers compensation field, he is NCCI’s primary actuarial expert on matters relating to medical data and workers compensation health informatics. Prior to 2012, Chadarevian was responsible for several state rate filings, including Montana, New Mexico, and Oregon. Chadarevian is the principal author of “How Is Medical Inflation Measured? And Why Should I Care?” and “Killer Pain Relief: Opioids in Workers Compensation.” He recently co-authored a presentation on “Game Changers and the New Workplace” at NCCI’s Annual Issues Symposium 2019. Chadarevian received a bachelor of science in mathematics from the University of Southern California in Los Angeles.

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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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