Monthly Archives: April 2015

Comp in the Capitol: Filing Deadline Passed, Waiting Game for Comp Bills in Committee

The 2015 Legislative Session is entering its third week, and the filing deadline came and went last Wednesday with no bombshell filings in the comp department. Last Thursday, the Governor’s Workers’ Compensation Advisory Council (WCAC) considered four of the key measures on our tracking list. Every Monday throughout the session, which is slated to end on June 11th, Louisiana Comp Blog will keep you up to date on the complete list of bills we are tracking, and the latest developments.

Workers’ Compensation Advisory Council Addresses Formulary Bill, Other Pending Legislation at April Meeting

The Governor’s Workers’ Compensation Advisory Council (WCAC) meeting yesterday included a preliminary vote on the current crop of workers’ comp-related bills that have been filed for this Legislative Session. SB256, the bill that would institute a closed formulary for drugs prescribed in the workers’ compensation system across the state, dominated most of the conversation, but three other major bills were also considered.

In self-insurance news:

SIIA announced a multi-media presentation focused on helping SIG trustees better understand self-insured workers’ compensation programs and their specific governance role.