Monthly Archives: December 2014

In local news:

Entergy has stated that it will need to generate considerably more power before the end of 2016, and then find even more by the end of 2019 to meet the demands of Louisiana’s ongoing industrial boom.

In neighboring news:

The Texas Department of Insurance (TDI) has struggled to keep investigators in its fraud unit, generating only one workers’ comp fraud prosecution in fiscal year 2014.

Uneasy Neighbors: The “Option” and Why It Matters

With our Texas neighbors’ unique system forming a constant basis of comparison for our state’s workers’ compensation industry, Louisiana Comp Blog reached out to the leadership of the Association for Responsible Alternatives to Workers’ Compensation (ARAWC) – the national, Austin-based organization that advocates for expanding opt-out provisions to other states – to get their take on the movement and why it matters for the region.

In local news:

OSHA has cited West Monroe-based Graphic Packaging International Inc. for 28 safety violations, $129,000 in penalties.

In national news:

California is taking new provider-oriented steps in the fight against unnecessary opioids with a free online training program via the State Compensation Insurance Fund.

In neighboring news:

The Florida 1st District Court of Appeal has ruled that a truck driver who concealed his medical history from his employer and treating physicians is barred from collecting comp for any further injuries.

In national news:

Lobbyists for insurers, real estate financiers and businesses launched into action last week to urge quick renewal of TRIA.

In local news:

Top Echelon Investigation LLC will be expanding its investigative services to cover the entire state of Louisiana.