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OSHA Updates Penalties for 2017

Increased penalties for violations of federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) standards took effect on January 13th, 2017, and are published in the Federal Register today.

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Sonic Corner | David Benedict, State Relations Executive, NCCI

Welcome to “Sonic Corner,” a new Q&A music series highlighting the tunes past and present that inspire the workers’ comp community. First up is David Benedict, State Relations Executive with the National Council on Compensation Insurance (NCCI).

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Essential Updates: Comp Medical News for January

Welcome to this month’s Comp Medical News update. Black lung, gun violence, and the ACA “deathwatch” are your headlines as we begin 2017.

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David Bondy on LASIE’s 25th Anniversary and Founding

The Louisiana Association of Self-Insured Employers (LASIE) celebrated its 25th anniversary this year. After a quarter century of evolving service to the self-insured community across the state – and a recent expansion beyond self-insured workers’ compensation to all lines of self-insurance – the organization is reflecting on itself and the future. Louisiana Comp Blog reached out to founding member David Bondy, President and CEO of LUBA Workers’ Comp, to get his perspective on where LASIE has been and where it’s going now.

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Comp Community Reacts to DOI’s “D” Grade in Recent Report

Louisiana is ranked No. 45 in the nation – with a ‘D’ letter grade – for insurance regulation in the R Street Institute’s fifth-annual Insurance Regulation Report Card. Louisiana Comp Blog reached out to local figures in the workers’ compensation market to get their thoughts.

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Comp Leaders Sound Off on the Year’s Headlines

We’re in the home stretch of 2016. This year saw Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards’ administration installed, the election of a new President, several high profile reports criticizing state workers’ comp systems, and numerous regulatory and rule changes. Louisiana Comp Blog reached out to local and national voices in the comp arena to ask: What was the biggest story of 2016?

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