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 Your Favorite Workers Comp App? – My Favorite Revealed

Over a decade ago, I started writing on my favorite workers comp apps – specifically Android apps that one could use on their phone.

Then, a newsletter reader informed me that the reason Android and iPhone apps were dwindling is that most smartphones can handle the websites and do not need a separate workers comp app.  That made sense, so I have not written on them in a few years.

Apps used to be called software pre-2010.   I am thinking along the lines of desktop or laptop apps, not for phones.

pic of favorite workers comp app on computer screen
(c) Creative Commons – Markus Spiske

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As I say in the weekly newsletter – no one has ever paid a penny to appear in the 2000+ articles on this website or in the newsletter.  Many insurance blogs have so many ads that I find them hard to read beyond the title – not here – only content.

Many software/app vendors always show for the National Workers Comp and Disability Conference (NWCDC). Check out the 2022 list of vendor booths to see if your favorite workers comp app vendor had a booth in Vegas.  (Click here and then click  List of Exhibitors).

Evey year I am astounded at the number of software vendor booths at the NWCDC.   If you search for software at the previous NWCDC link, 39 out of the 190 vendor booths offer some type of software.  That is over 20%.

Workers Comp Apps I Have Used

The apps that I have used or tried over the years are: (all companies mentioned reserve their copyrights).  I am not making recommendations – only that I have used or tried  the apps.

  • ModMaster by Zywave
  • Mynd Claims Management – formerly Claims Master
  • KlearAI
  • Risk66 – formerly known as SIGMA Software
  • Guidewire Software
  • JW Software
  • Microsoft Office – what???

In my consulting practice, I have used many of our clients’ software packages that they were using at the time.  If I included those – the list would be long yet boring.

Why Did I List Microsoft Office?

I contacted five workers comp consultants to see what was their favorite workers comp app.   Which one did they use every day and which one was my favorite?  They are both the same.

One can run a full workers comp system using Microsoft Office – do not forget the hidden Microsoft Access app for databases.  The consultants I contacted all agreed that Microsoft Excel was an app they used all the time, as I do at least three times per workday.   It is my favorite workers comp app.

I can do simple lists or actuarial analysis using Excel.  I have written articles on how to install the Excel statistics package.  The statistics package contains great explanations on all the statistical test included in the package.

Please email me or comment below on your favorite workers comp app.  



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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