Monthly Archives: February 2015

In industry news:

NAIC has announced plans to issue a white paper on the insurance complications inherent in “Transportation Network Companies” (TNCs) like Uber and Lyft.

Women in Comp: Stephanie Ragsdale

Louisiana Comp Blog’s new “Women in Comp” series highlights the role of women in the workers’ comp industry in Louisiana. These exceptional business leaders will discuss their careers and backgrounds, plus explore what it means to be female in the insurance world. This month we spoke with Stephanie Ragsdale, Director of Workers’ Compensation and Risk at HSLI, based in Baton Rouge.

In local business news:

The four announced candidates in this year’s governor’s race will go to Baton Rouge next month for a forum focusing on small business issues.

In statewide news:

BP appealed a federal judge’s finding of the size of the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill, which leaves the company potentially liable to pay $13.7 billion in fines.

In industry news:

Peter Rousmaniere, a journalist and consultant focusing on workers’ comp, penned a commentary about the changes coming to the industry.

In safety news:

OSHA cracked down on neighboring states last week, slapping major fines on Texas, Florida, and Alabama violators.

In national news:

HHS is distributing funds to hospitals across all fifty states for Ebola preparedness and the protection of patients and medical workers.