January 2021

8871 Standard Exception Classification Code Question

Reader Question on 8871 Standard Exception Classification Code Article Last week, I wrote an article on the   2021 USRP Manual Update by the California Rating Bureau (WCIRB).   The webinar was great.   One area that was covered well was the 8871 Standard Exception Code. A devour reader reminded me that 8871

J&L Founder James J Moore to Teach Insurance Academy Course Feb 4th

J&L Founder James J Moore Instructor For Academy of Insurance Course 02/04/21 J&L founder James J Moore will teach a one-hour course on February 4th.  The one-hour course will cover occupational disease rules in the age of COVID-19. According to James -” COVID-19 remains a terrible disease that affects many

Workers Comp Claims Adjusting ASAP – It’s Over in 48 Hours

Workers Comp Claims Adjusting – Do It Now on New Claims The Workers Comp claims adjusting for new claims is over in 48 hours.  I know – sounds like a bold statement.  The old paradigm used to be 24 hours.   I am giving the adjusters a break. Many of my

WCIRB USRP Manual Update Webinar – Yes, It Matters To You

California’s WCIRB USRP Manual Update – From The Webinar The workers’ compensation rating bureau for California hosted a very thorough webinar on the WCIRB USRP Manual update yesterday.   Wow, sounds boring?  Then your company must have extra money to spend even if you are not located in California.  Last year,

Workers Comp COVID-19 Vaccination Claims – Adjusters Confused

Workers Comp COVID-19 Vaccination Claims – Who’s on First? Today, I decided to check on how Workers Comp COVID-19 vaccination claims are being handled by claims adjusters. Most of the adjusters had some sort of handle on how to investigate and adjust claims that involved COIVI-19. The states have now

Workers Comp Premium Auditor’s Job Now More Difficult

Workers Comp Premium Auditor’s Job Now Much More Complex One of the results of the COVID-19 pandemic is the effect on the workers comp premium auditor’s job.  The complexities of auditing workers comp policies become more pronounced with multi-state employers. I first realized the results with an article published by

2021 Self Insured Workers Comp Resolutions – The COVID Effect

2021 Self Insured Workers Comp Resolutions COVID Caused A Few Changes Most New Year’s Resolutions come from altering the resolutions from last year.   The 2021 Self Insured Workers Comp resolutions will be no different.   Keeping the resolutions from last year and adding a few changes for COVID should suffice for

2021 Workers Comp Resolutions – Few COVID-19 Changes

2021 Workers Comp Resolutions – Huge Change From 2020? The 2021 Workers Comp resolutions began with waiting until all the election cycles had been completed from 2020.  I usually crank out the resolutions in December of the prior year.  With so much occurring in forgettable 2020, these resolutions were the

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