Comp in the Capitol: Adjuster Licensing Bill Signed by the Governor, Fund Regulation Bill Moves

The measure requiring workers’ comp adjusters to be licensed has been signed into law by Governor Edwards, and the bill granting further regulatory authority to the Insurance Commissioner to take control of group self-insurance funds in poor financial shape is close to final passage. The remaining relevant legislation is unlikely to move this Session, as Senator Neil Riser, Chairman of the Senate Labor and Industrial Relations Committee, stated that he would not call any further meetings.

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Coverage B: Essential Facts and Why It Could Be a Growing Trend, with Local Attorney Stephen Miles

Coverage B, the secondary part of most workers’ comp policies, does not arise as often as the typical workers’ compensation claim, but when it does the stakes are high. Louisiana Comp Blog sat down with local attorney Stephen Miles of Barrasso Usdin Kupperman Freeman & Sarver in New Orleans to discuss the details of coverage B, the circumstances under which it becomes relevant, and why these cases could occupy a larger segment of the labor litigation space.

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Cesar Gomez (lft) and Jay Jodah (rt) of LCI Workers' Comp

Biz P.O.W.E.R. Conference Homes in on Employee Wellness

Biz New Orleans magazine held its first Biz P.O.W.E.R. conference yesterday at the Metairie Country Club. The half day event featured two keynote speakers discussing employee wellness and how it can reap benefits for organizations willing to make the commitment.

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Comp in the Capitol: State Opioid Commission Approved on the Floor, Subro Bill Moves out of House Labor without Debate

The comp bills that are moving this Session took their next steps, including Senator Gatti’s subrogation bill, which moved favorably out House Labor, and HCR113 to create the Louisiana Commission on Preventing Opioid Abuse. Meanwhile, the adjuster licensure bill is awaiting Governor Edwards’ signature and the measure seeking to expand access to physical therapy without a prescription is set for floor debate next week.

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Essential Updates: Comp Medical News for May

Welcome to this month’s Comp Medical News recap. Antibiotics, Silicon Valley investment in telemedicine and medical errors are your headlines for May 2016.

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Ross Campesi, Founder of LCTA and Local Comp Industry Giant, Dies at 90

Ross Campesi, Sr., founder of LCTA Workers’ Comp, died May 7th, 2016 in his home. He was 90 years old. Campesi established Louisiana Commerce & Trade Association (LCTA) in 1990. Read on for thoughts and memories from the comp community.

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