Monthly Archives: October 2014

In national news:

Governor Tom Corbett of Pa. recently signed into law SB 1180 and HB 1846, both of which aim to curb opioid abuse and physician dispensing in the state.

In corporate news:

The Hartford reported net income of $388 million for the three months ended Sept. 30, 2014, up 32 percent from $293 million in third quarter 2013.

In legal news:

A recent trend in decisions by the 3rd Circuit to limit pharmacy benefits, brought especially to light by Bordelon v. Lafayette, could be a signal that Louisiana is catching up with a national trend to curb over-priced meds and physician dispensing.

In neighboring news:

Florida’s 3rd District Court of Appeal has decided to rule on whether or not the state’s workers’ compensation system is unconstitutional, as the Florida Workers’ Advocates have contended.

In national news:

A small Appalachian town in Kentucky is suing Purdue Pharma, the makers of blockbuster opioid OxyContin, for effectively destroying their part of the state and wiping out a generation.

In research news:

WCRI has released a new study analyzing the effects of California’s comp reform bill SB 863 and the associated fee schedule changes.

In Memoriam: Comp CEOs Discuss Aubrey Temple’s Legacy

The sudden passing of Aubrey Temple following an accident at home has shocked the workers’ compensation community this week. Louisiana Comp Blog spoke to two top workers’ comp executives – David J. Bondy Jr., CEO of LUBA Workers’ Comp and Allen Bradley, CEO of AMERISAFE – to get their thoughts on Temple’s life and legacy.

In local news:

The 4th Circuit Court of Appeal has ruled against former New Orleans Saints safety Darren Sharper in his bid to receive workers’ compensation.