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Aug 08

AMCOMP Publishes Comprehensive Workers Compensation Text Book Authored by Donald T. DeCarlo and Roger Thompson “Workers Compensation: The First 100 Years”

NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Donald T. DeCarlo announced the publication of AMCOMP’s new comprehensive text book Workers Compensation: The First 100 Years. The book is authored by Donald T. DeCarlo, AMCOMP’s Founder and Chairman and Roger Thompson. DeCarlo was previously a Partner at Lord Bissell & Brook, LLP and former Senior Vice President and General Counsel of The Travelers Insurance. Prior to retiring, Thompson was also a former Travelers executive.

“Since its inception, AMCOMP has embarked upon a designation program, Certified Workers Comp Professional (WCP), where members can maintain and enhance their knowledge base in this very specific industry.”

According to DeCarlo, “Since its inception, AMCOMP has embarked upon a designation program, Certified Workers Comp Professional (WCP), where members can maintain and enhance their knowledge base in this very specific industry.” DeCarlo continued “Previously, various reference materials were used in our designation program to capture the most important issues in the industry that require a trained and educated professional to navigate their way through the system. I am happy to say that AMCOMP has now authored its own text book, Workers Compensation: The First 100 Year, which incorporates all of the relevant information needed to further the workers comp professional. The book will be used as the new course of study for our WCP designation. Moreover, this text will also be used for a Workers Comp Certificate Program offered by The Center For Professional Education at St. John’s School of Risk Management, Insurance and Actuarial Science beginning with the Fall Semester.” The Course at The Center will be taught by DeCarlo and Thomas A. Nowak, Senior Vice President of Chartis Insurance.

AMCOMP’s designation was tailored to develop a foundation of knowledge of the various aspects of workers compensation so that those who complete the course are expected to have a more enhanced understanding of how all the various pieces including law, claims handling, reinsurance, and risk management, underwriting and pricing of work together.

DeCarlo concluded, “AMCOMP is committed to maintaining an up-to-date understanding of the latest issues that relate to the workplace. Such an understanding is shared with field professionals through newsletters, annual meetings and seminars. To date, there are more than 150 individuals enrolled in AMCOMP’s education program, many of whom have already received their WCP designation.”

For more information or to apply for membership, call Maria Sclafani, AMCOMP’s Executive Director, at 718-892-0228.

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