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Workers Comp Insider Named "Best of the Web"
Lynch Ryan»s Weblog on Workers Compensation Earns Industry Distinction

WELLESLEY, Mass., December 10, 2004 § Workers Comp Insider (www.workerscompinsider.com), a weblog produced by Lynch, Ryan & Associates, has earned a "Best of the Web" designation in the 4th annual Best of the Web report issued by Business Insurance. The site was named in the category of "safety and loss control" services. To be eligible for this designation, Web sites must be public sites that provide relevant information or services to commercial risk management and benefits management professionals.

In naming Workers Comp Insider, Business Insurance noted that the site is updated several times a week by Lynch Ryan employees with news stories, links to recent court decisions, advice on managing cost drivers and a variety of safety and loss prevention tools and discussions. In the notice of the award, Business Insurance stated: "True to the blog format, each story or item posted on Lynch Ryan's site contains links to other related blogs or Web sites where more information is available, such as government agency Web sites, additional media stories, reports by industry associations and university research findings."

Workers Comp Insider was launched in September 2003 as a service to employers, industry professionals, and injured workers. Thomas Lynch, founder and CEO of Lynch Ryan, states that a weblog offered a unique forum in which Lynch Ryan employees could discuss issues related to workers compensation, workplace safety, risk management, and employer-employee communications. "A weblog is a vehicle that offers a potential for a more authentic dialogue among the various constituencies we serve," states Lynch. "We have always been industry pioneers, so we thought it fitting that we should be the first company in our industry and among the first in corporate America, itself, to launch a weblog in our area of expertise." He adds that by offering commentary on recent news and events, and by providing links to various Web resources, Lynch Ryan staff stays current with issues and trends, and can keep clients informed on a real time basis as well.

Workers Comp Insider (www.workerscompinsider.com) is the weblog of Lynch, Ryan & Associates. a Massachusetts-based consulting firm specializing in workers» compensation cost controls. A pioneer in worksite-based post-injury management and return-to-work programs, Lynch Ryan has helped thousand of employers ranging from small businesses to Fortune 500 employers to reduce costs while providing superior care to injured employees.