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NCCI Annual Insights Symposium 2024 – Data Wonk Conference II


NCCI Annual Insights Symposium (AIS) 2024 – Data Wonk Oasis Part II

One of the premier Workers Comp Conferences will be held from May 13 – May 15, 2024.   The NCCI Annual Insights Symposium provides at ton of information on the current state of the Workers Comp system in over 4o states.

Some readers have asked for my definition of data wonk – From the Google Dictionary – a person who takes an enthusiastic or excessive interest in the specialized details of a particular subject or field…..Workers Comp data interest.

pic NCCI Annual Issues Symposium 2024 Orlando FlL Skyline night
Wikimedia Commons – Kelly Daacon from Orlando,

The other data wonk oasis is the WCRI Conference next week in Boston.  I always feel a little smarter after each one of these conferences.

I covered quite a bit of the 2023 NCCI AIS last year.  Check out the articles here. 

Click on the following link for all of the pertinent info for the NCCI Annual Insights Symposium. If you want to hear from the actuaries who are part of the NCCI brain trust, check out the list below. I added a few comments to the agenda.  Each speaker has a bio link.

Note: All session times are ET unless otherwise noted.

Attendee Registration
Monday, May 13—10:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.

Annual Golf Tournament—Supporting Kids’ Chance of America
Monday, May 13—1:00 p.m.–6:00 p.m.The Ritz-Carlton Golf Club

Welcome Reception
Monday, May 13—6:00 p.m.–7:30 p.m. = A great networking reception

Attendee Registration
Tuesday, May 14—7:00 a.m.–4:30 p.m.

Networking Breakfast
Tuesday, May 14—7:00 a.m.–9:00 a.m. = Another great networking event 

The Source You Trust
Tuesday, May 14—9:00 a.m.–9:15 a.m.

Bill Donnell, CPCU
President and CEO, NCCI
Bill will kick off AIS 2024 with an overview of industry results and a perspective on the future of workers compensation.  It is his last Annual Insights Symposium as President.

State of the Line Report
Tuesday, May 14—9:15 a.m.–10:15 a.m.

Donna Glenn, FCAS, MAAA
Chief Actuary, NCCI
NCCI’s State of the Line provides an exclusive review of the workers compensation system. Donna will deliver our latest analysis of financial indicators, trends, and broad economic markers. This highly anticipated session is unmatched in its detailed analysis of market conditions.  – Donna always has great workers comp statistics – not to be missed. 

NCCI’s State of the Line Guide will be available as a companion to this session on the AIS app and ncci.com.

Networking Break
Tuesday, May 14—10:15 a.m.–10:45 a.m.

State of the Line Dialogue With NCCI’s Experts
Tuesday, May 14—10:45 a.m.–11:15 a.m.

Donna Glenn, FCAS, MAAA
Chief Actuary, NCCI
Nadege Bernard, FCAS
Practice Leader and Senior Actuary, NCCI
Join Donna and Nadege for a deeper dive into the State of the Line. This session will offer keen insights and key takeaways that you won’t hear anywhere else.

Lunch & Networking
Tuesday, May 14—11:15 a.m.–1:00 p.m.

Not Just Another AI Presentation
Tuesday, May 14—1:00 p.m.–1:30 p.m.

Speaker to be announced
Faster, smarter, and more efficient – are these just words or actualities of the future of insurance powered by AI? Join us as we provide a blueprint for how the insurance industry can effectively evolve amidst the constant state of challenge and change.

Medical Cost Trends—What’s in the Mix?
Tuesday, May 14—1:30 p.m.–2:00 p.m.

Raji H. Chadarevian
Executive Director—Actuarial Research, NCCI
Jon Sinclair, FCAS, MAAA
Director and Actuary, NCCI
Medical cost trends continue to be a top concern for the industry. Less dependence on opioids, more pain management injections, or fewer surgeries may all be pieces to the bigger puzzle. NCCI experts will reveal the components that drive utilization of hospital stays and ever-changing prescribing trends.  This was a great session last year.

The Future of Workplace Safety Technology
Tuesday, May 14—2:00 p.m.–2:30 p.m.

Moderated by:
Damian D. England, ARM
Executive Director—Affiliate Services, NCCI
Panelists Include:
Haytham Elhawary, PhD
Cofounder and Chief Strategy Officer, Kinetic
Aidan Madigan-Curtis, MBA
Board Member, Voxel
Our panel of experts will explore the cutting-edge world of wearable technology, computer vision software, and data analytics. Get ready for a firsthand look at the impact these game-changing technologies will have on worker health, safety, and productivity and how they’re reshaping the workers compensation landscape.

Networking Break
Tuesday, May 14—2:30 p.m.–3:00 p.m.

Keynote: The Science of Happiness and How You Can Use It
Tuesday, May 14—3:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m.

Arthur C. Brooks
Harvard Professor and Best-Selling Author
Happiness is a direction, not a destination. Through qualitative and quantitative research, Arthur identifies science-based evidence on how to transform relationships, increase productivity, and ultimately drive toward happiness.

Networking and Dinner Event: An Evening at the Ranch – Another NCCI Annual Insights Symposium Networking Event
Tuesday, May 14—7:00 p.m.–10:00 p.m.

Join us for an evening of networking and entertainment as we celebrate the spirit of the West in grand style at the exclusive AIS Ranch. This event promises a unique opportunity to connect with attendees and enjoy the rustic charm of a Western experience.

Networking Breakfast
Wednesday, May 15—7:00 a.m.–9:00 a.m.

NCCI Annual Meeting (Members and NCCI Employees Only)
Wednesday, May 15—8:00 a.m.–8:30 a.m.

Networking Break
Wednesday, May 15—8:30 a.m.–9:00 a.m.

State of the Economy and Impact on Workers Compensation
Wednesday, May 15—9:00 a.m.–10:00 a.m.

Stephen Cooper
Executive Director and Senior Economist, NCCI
The dynamically changing workforce and evolving economy are top of mind for workers compensation executives. Stephen will provide an in-depth perspective on recent economic developments and their impact on workers comp, including a look into how these unfolding trends are influencing premium, frequency, and severity.

Networking Break
Wednesday, May 15—10:00 a.m.–10:15 a.m.

Challenges for Today’s Worker—The Big Three
Physical Space | Mental Health | Environmental Impact

Wednesday, May 15—10:15 a.m.–10:45 a.m.

Patrick Coate, PhD
Economist II, NCCI
Anae Myers, ACAS, MAAA
Associate Actuary, NCCI
Increasingly safer workspaces and new safety technologies, behavioral and mental health issues, and our operating environments are all poised to play a bigger role in what drives injuries and in bringing injured workers back to work. Join Patrick and Anae as they assess the holistic impact of the changing workplace on workers and its implications for workers compensation.

Industry Drill Down—The Next Level
Wednesday, May 15—10:45 a.m.–11:15 a.m.

Sandra Kipust, FCAS, MAAA
Senior Practice Leader and Actuary, NCCI
Amanda Glish, FCAS, MAAA
Director and Actuary, NCCI
Join Sandra and Amanda as they take a deeper look at the indicators and trends of key industry groups and provide new insights on these important industries.  Last but not least- stick around for this one. 

Grab and Go Lunch
Wednesday, May 15—11:15 a.m.

End of  The NCCI Annual Insights Symposium for 2024.

Note: The program schedule is subject to change.



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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