November 2020

ARM Designation – Claims Staff Make Your CV Resume’ Shine

Venerable ARM Designation – Beyond the AIC For Claims Staff The ARM Designation may be a good fit and advance your claims career at light speed. One of the questions I often receive from  Workers Comp claim staff is – What can I or we do to advance our claims

Workers Comp Medical Treatment Networks – What Studies Are Missing

Workers Comp Medical Treatment Networks – Claims Adjuster’s Different Paradigms After reading a few studies on workers comp medical treatment networks, one glaring aspect becomes apparent very quickly.  As I often have commented on claims studies – “Did they interview any adjusters for input?”  The answer remains “no” on most

Workers Comp Adjuster Goals Conflict With Management Expectations?

Advocacy Model vs. Workers Comp Adjuster Goals – A Point Missed? Did I miss The Point  – Maybe?  I recently attended a webinar provided by the National Workers Comp and Disability Conference where some of the Workers Adjuster goals were compared to the expectations of claims management. Two of my

Workers Comp Premium Audit Dispute Delay Can Be Very Costly

Premium Audit Dispute Delay Costs Company $500,000 – Ouch! Over the last 13 years that I have been writing articles for the J&L website, I have warned very heavily against any type of premium audit dispute delay.   Delaying a dispute of or ignoring a bill from your current or prior

California Prop 22 – Nationwide Effect on Workers Comp Debate

California Prop 22 – Not Just A One State Issue California Prop 22 was overwhelmingly given a thumbs up by the Golden State’s Voters. If you are saying, yes, but I do not live in California, check out the last heading in this article  – worth your time.  For many

WCIRB Delayed Medical Treatment Study Backs Up Six Keys Study

WCIRB Delayed Medical Treatment Study Proves What We Knew All Along The WCIRB Delayed Medical Treatment Study can be found here.  The WCIRB (California Workers Comp Rating Bureau) recently published a study on delayed medical treatment due to the recent COVID-19 pandemic. I was hoping the study replicated or at

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