Troy Prevot on LCTA’s Expansion and the Company’s Plan for the Future

LCTA Workers’ Comp recently announced its expansion into Mississippi and Arkansas – the move follows the company’s conversion to a casualty insurance company after 25 years as a group self-insurance fund. Louisiana Comp Blog talked to Troy Prevot, Executive Vice President of LCTA, who also guided the company through the transition at the beginning of the year, about the insurer’s new markets and growth strategy.

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Essential Updates: Comp Medical News for October

Welcome to this month’s Comp Medical News update. Dismal physical activity numbers, a breathalyzer for marijuana, and big pharma’s pushback are your headlines for October 2016.

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MASI’s Dan Gibson on Membership Growth Since Expansion, Conference

The Mississippi Association of Self-Insurers (MASI) recently hosted its 19th Annual Fall Conference at the Beau Rivage in Biloxi, Mississippi. We spoke to MASI Executive Director Dan Gibson about this year’s conference, next year’s conference, and how MASI has grown since expanding beyond workers’ comp.

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Governor’s Safety & Health Conference Provides Expert Guidance on Wide Range of Issues

The Louisiana Governor’s Safety & Health Conference was held this week in Baton Rouge. The event, which attracts safety and wellness professionals from around the state, emphasizes technical methodology and the design of safety programs. Two presentations in particular – one on “safety myths” and another on OSHA audit compliance, drew crowds and offered novel practical advice for the industry.

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Louisiana Commission on Preventing Opioid Abuse Gets to Work in Baton Rouge with 2/17 Deadline

The inaugural meeting of the Louisiana Commission on Preventing Opioid Abuse was held yesterday at the Department of Health in Baton Rouge. The Commission is the result of HCR 113, a resolution passed in the last regular legislative session and is co-chaired by Malcolm Broussard of the Louisiana Board of Pharmacy and Eric D. Torres of the Louisiana State Board of Medical Examiners.

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LABI 2016 Workers’ Comp Seminar Turns Up the Heat on Opioids, Claim Management Issues

Last week, the Louisiana Association of Business and Industry (LABI) held its annual workers’ comp seminar at L’Auberge Casino in Baton Rouge. Presenters addressed a wide variety of industry issues, including deposition strategies, functional capacity evaluations and physical therapy. However, opioids and policy controls surrounding them remained a major focus of the event, with a stirring speech from state Representative Chris Broadwater (R – Hammond).

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