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Quiet Conversations and Session Surfing NWCDC 2022


Quiet Conversations and Session Surfing – NWCDC 2022

Hanging Out and Quiet Conversations with the Workers Comp brain trust plus session surfing with Denise Algire – Six In Under an Hour.

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A Nice After-Hours Conversation with an Incredibly Wise Individual

A great quiet conversation with Dr. John Ruser – CEO of WCRI.  I found him sitting in the dining area by himself.   As you may already know, The 2023 WCRI Conference is in Phoenix.  The last time I attended the conference in Phoenix, I was able to squeeze in a spring training game at the training facility for the Milwaukee Brewers. Wisconsin fans were as nice as a group has been to me in years.  They even gave me a free ticket.

Info on the 2023 WCRI conference can be found here.

The two areas that sparked an interest in me were the Chiropractic study that showed in some circumstances, Chiropractic care may actually be a cost-savings technique.  The other was an update on Dr. Savych’s groundbreaking study on  what happens to an injured worker post-claim when everyone turns their attention to open files

Dr. Ruser is an economicist.  We talked about economic situations for a few minutes.  Who better to discuss the current inflationary cycles than with an economist?

Session Surfing with Denise Algire

Denise and I have known each other for a number of years. I always try to sit in on her presentations.  I missed her original session.  I was searching for a former client that had invited me to their booth.

Sadly, the company no-showed the conference. (Ouch!)

Denise asked if I would accompany her session-surfing (Six Conferences in One Hour).  Denise is the Director- Risk Initiatives and National Medical Director at Albertsons.

We covered the following sessions: – 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM Thursday, October 2, 2022.

  1. Understanding Your Actuarial Reports – a favorite of number geeks like me.
  2. Yes, Claims Management Is Part of Your Brand – companies are starting to wake up to this fact on reputation,
  3. Winning with Data
  4. Back Safety Intervention
  5. Cannabis and Behavioral Care
  6. Incentivizing Best Practices

Sedgwick After Party +OneCall After Party

After a few quiet conversations, session surfing, and the NWCDC happy hour, I decided to check out the Sedwick and OneCall after-parties.  Thanks to Sedgwick for the flashing glasses in the pic.


glasses pic quiet conversations and session surfing

When I arrived at the OneCall after-party, they requested that I wear the glasses.  I complied.




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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