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WCRI 2022 Conference Session – Workers Comp Since Nixon Report


WCRI 2022 Conference Session – How Has Workers Comp Performed Since 1972 Nixon Report?

One of the more interesting WCRI 2022 Conference sessions should be how have the Workers Comp industry performed since the 1972 report.  The article that I wrote on the 1972 Nixon Administration report last month went viral – well, at least for a niche website like this one.  The Elvis meets President Nixon photo is one of the strangest yet iconic pics on this website.

WCRI 2022 Conference Session Nixon Kissinger
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I decided to write an article this week on what would have happened if Workers Comp went through federalization by the Nixon Administration and subsequent Presidents. By the way, many bloggers that read my articles and the J&L Weekly Workers Comp Technical Newsletter started using the term Workers Comp federalization in their blog articles after I first used the term during the Obama Administration.

Check out this search for federalization in the J&L website and articles.  I count 12 articles total on the subject.   I had thought the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) could have been expanded to 24-hour healthcare coverage including industrial accidents, it never happened as I had thought.

This is the WCRI 2022 Conference Session info on the Nixon Report

State of the Workers’ Compensation System

WCRI 2022 Conference Session Info

This year marks the 50th Anniversary of the report by the National Commission on State Workmen’s Compensation Laws.

Join our distinguished panel (Judge David Langham, attorney Alan Pierce, and Bruce Wood) as they discuss where we are today, 50 years later, at our 38th Annual WCRI Issues & Research Conference happening next week, March 16-17, in Boston, MA.

Questions Addressed:

  • To what extent were the recommendations in the report addressed, particularly the ones deemed essential? Has the landscape changed since 1972 to make some of those recommendations impractical or obsolete?
  •  Speaking in terms of the “grand bargain,” how is today’s system both succeeding (providing for) and failing employees and employers?
  • One measure of how well a system is functioning is how well it handles a major disruption. How has the system handled the COVID-19 pandemic so far?
  • The two main components of the delivery of benefits to workers in the workers’ compensation system are the provision of wage replacement benefits and the delivery of medical care. If a commission were convened today, what would be deemed an essential recommendation in each of those categories?

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This should be a great WCRI 2022 Conference session.  See you there.-Register.



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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