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The Institutes Offers Free AIC Micro-course Deal

I usually check out The Institutes’ website at least every six months.  Why?  I like to see what designations are being offered presently.  I came across its free AIC Micro-course deal to let potential designation acquirers have a chance to sample The Insitutes’  AIC (Associate in Claims) test without having to initially go out of pocket to try the courses.

Go here to sign up for the sample Free AIC Micro-course and test. The courses are all online unlike the picture.  Many insurance carriers fully reimburse course costs for the AIC once you pass the exam.

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Loss Run Reviews  Show Lack of Liability Adjusting Backgrounds

When we do loss run reviews, one of the big issues we usually discover is that workers’ comp subrogation was not pursued in some of the claims where a potential recovery exists in the file.  I found the ARM (Associates in Risk Management) and AIC both cover this subject very well.

Workers’ Comp adjusters became specialists, which was an understandable switch from all lines (Auto, Property, Liability, Workers Comp) to one line of insurance.   There is no negative effect on a Workers’ Comp claim file if an adjuster does not have an all-lines background except for one – subrogation.

J&L often sees a referral to an organization that specializes in subrogation.  No follow-up occurs and the file closes out with the subrogation still pending.

Sometimes, all an adjuster needs to do is send a subrogation letter to the responsible third party’s insurance carrier.

One of The Institutes’ – what you will learn – points is:

  • How to effectively evaluate auto, liability, property, or workers’ compensation claims based on your focus

What Does Subrogation Have to Do With The Free AIC Micro-course?

Not one of the courses is named “subrogation”.  If you cover auto and liability (see above red highlighting), then subro will be much easier to pursue as you will have training in those areas.   The two courses in the AIC program that cover this are:

301 Expanding Your Claims Perspective

AIC 301 will give you the skills you need to negotiate fair settlements for customers while ensuring good faith claims handling. From learning how to apply the insurance contract to resolving claims disputes, this course will help you get better at your job and give you the skills you need to be ready for your next opportunity.

303 Successfully Evaluating Liability Claims 

AIC 303 will help you learn how to successfully obtain evidence, interview experts, and interact with claimants. From better understanding the liability claims environment to evaluating bodily injury claims, this course will help you get better at your job and give you the skills you need to be ready for your next opportunity.

Other Articles on AIC and Subrogation

Many articles were written on this website that covers the AIC designation and subrogation.  Follow these links for the searches as there are too many articles beyond this article on the Free AIC Micro-course deal.

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Subrogation Articles


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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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