You should know what I believe before reading this article. I believe that carriers and contractors can work well together if their relationship is built on trust and a mutually accepted goal to reduce costs, both be profitable, and to provide exceptional customer service.
I have changed my view on the industry in the past few years. I am not anti-carrier/third party administrators, but I am not pro-carrier/third party administrators either. I tend to lean to be pro-contractor, but only because the value of a good contractor can help a carrier be more profitable. That also doesn’t mean I will stand behind all contractors, because there are enough out there to warrant a carrier to question their quality, billing, and business practices. I don’t share the premise that if you write a number on a paper you are entitled to the compensation unless the work you did warrants payment.