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.
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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
- 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.