Monthly Archives: October 2015

In local news:

All five Gulf of Mexico states have reached a settlement with the owner of the offshore drilling rig involved in the 2010 BP oil spill, with Louisiana releasing documents on Wednesday indicating it will receive a $4 million share.

In industry news:

A.M. Best announced that the U.S. workers compensation insurance industry experienced improved results for the fourth consecutive year in 2014 thanks to a solid underwriting performance.

In national news:

Private industry employers in the United States reported nearly 54,000 fewer nonfatal injury and illness cases in 2014 compared to a year earlier, resulting in a slight dip in the incidence rate.

In local news:

The Louisiana Workforce Commission announced yesterday that two people, an agent and an employer, were arrested on workers’ compensation fraud charges.

In other local news:

A Slidell man has been sentenced to two years in federal prison and three years of probation for making false claims in the wake of the Deepwater Horizon disaster.

In tech news:

A.M. BestTV reported from the annual conference of the Property Casualty Insurers (PCI) Association of America in Hollywood, Florida, where executives identified new ways to enhance the customer experience as the key to growth in the 21st Century.

In continuing news:

The Texas Tribune/Austin American-Statesman has continued its investigation into the public/private relationship between Texas Mutual Insurance Company and the Travis County DA’s office.

In corporate news:

The Hartford reported core earnings of $364 million for the three months ended September 30th, a 24 percent (or $113 million) decrease from core earnings of $477 million in third quarter 2014.