Monthly Archives: September 2015

In local news:

The Louisiana Workforce Commission issued a bulletin yesterday addressing errors in the ICD-10 emergency rule published in the September Louisiana Register.

Governor’s Safety and Health Conference in Baton Rouge Emphasized Outreach, Resources, and What Remains to Be Done to Protect Louisiana’s Workers

The Louisiana Governor’s Safety and Health Conference and Expo, held at the Crowne Plaza in Baton Rouge, offered a variety of opportunities to see the world of health, safety, enforcement and workers’ comp through a multitude of lenses. The conference, which ends today, featured a packed exhibit hall and an array of breakout sessions, allowing participants to customize their experience and continuing education needs. Read on for more details about the sessions, plus photos of the event!

In local news:

Metairie-based Eustis Insurance & Benefits Inc. is opening a new branch office in Dallas on October 1st.

In national news:

The California Division of Occupational Safety and Health’s investigation of a carpenter’s fatal fall has resulted in manslaughter charges against his employer and foreman.

In corporate news:

Catholic Mutual and CMIC have joined to become the preferred underwriter for auto and workers’ comp for all Catholic dioceses and organizations in the U.S. currently served by Catholic Mutual.

In local news:

The Louisiana Property & Casualty Insurance Commission noted that the workers’ compensation market in the state “remains competitive” in its annual report to the Legislature for 2014-2015.

In research news:

A new survey from benefits, compensation and human resources consulting firm The Segal Group Inc. predicts that prescription drug cost trends, driven largely by price inflation and expensive specialty drugs, are expected to reach their highest point since 2004 next year.

In industry news:

Demotech’s review of second quarter 2015 data as reported to the NAIC reveals a 5.3 percent increase in direct written premiums in the workers’ compensation line during the first six months of 2015 versus the same period in 2014.