November 12, 2008

BRENTWOOD, TN – Maureen Gallagher has joined as a regular contributor to the site’s award-winning blog and other content on workers compensation topics. Michigan-based commercial insurance broker and consultant Maureen Gallagher has joined WorkCompEdge as a contributor, announced Kory Wells, WorkCompEdge blog editor and director of product development for Specific Software Solutions. In this role, Gallagher will provide commentary and in-depth analysis on current workers compensation affairs through the WorkCompEdge blog, which was selected as a 2008 honoree for the LexisNexis Top 25 Blogs for Workers’ Compensation, and through other content on the site.

In addition to her contributor position with WorkCompEdge, Gallagher continues to serve as a partner with Neace Lukens, the 30th largest US agency, and to provide nationwide training and consulting through Insurance Partners Academy, an educational company for insurance professionals which she founded.

“We are honored and delighted for Maureen to join us,” said Specific Software CEO Tim Coomer. “She has a long reputation for her innovative and aggressive approaches to insurance. Because of the depth and breadth of her experience with agents and employers, we expect she’ll bring both a unique perspective and an impressive level of detail to the content on WorkCompEdge.”

Gallagher said, “I am delighted to join this prestigious group of bloggers, including an old friend, Frank Pennachio, at WorkCompEdge. I am interested in what other work comp geeks are up to and look forward to interacting with others trying to make sense of this wacky work comp world.”

A frequent lecturer and presenter, Gallagher is also on the teaching faculty for the National Alliance for Insurance Education and Research, the largest insurance educator in the country.

Launched in 2008, is a web site to help employers reduce workers compensation costs and improve productivity. The WorkCompEdge blog explores topics including safety, premium audits, hiring practices, return-to-work, wellness, total cost of risk, and many other aspects involved in managing a complete view of a company’s workers compensation picture.

About Specific Software Solutions

Specific Software Solutions serves risk management and insurance professionals in companies of all sizes with software products that facilitate complex calculations and insightful analyses. Founded in 1990, the privately held Brentwood, TN organization and its affiliate, SIGMA Actuarial Consulting Group, are best known for their flagship product ModMaster which computes and analyzes the workers compensation experience rating modification factor. For more information visit