Monthly Archives: April 2016

In national news:

The Florida Supreme Court ruled yesterday in the high profile Castellanos v. Next Door Co. case, saying that the state’s mandatory attorneys’ fee schedule for workers’ compensation cases is unconstitutional.

In industry news:

The NAIC has ranked the top 25 workers’ compensation insurance companies and groups by market share of direct premiums written for 2015.

Workers’ Memorial Day Program Honors the Fallen, Keynote Addresses Safety as a Mission for Families

The 2nd Annual Workers’ Memorial Day program was held today in Baton Rouge at the Labor Union Hall. The event, organized by Corey Gaines, Director of OSHA Consultation with the Louisiana Workforce Commission, focused squarely on the national holiday’s message: “Mourn for the dead, fight for the living.” The keynote address, by Michael Darrough, EHS Director at SAPA Extrusions of Delhi, Louisiana, brought the crowd together with a reflective message – prioritizing safety is both about the workers themselves and their loved ones.

Tech Trends: Joe Burgess of CHSI on the Power of Predictive Analytics

“Predictive analytics” as a tech tool has been a part of the insurance business conversation for some time now. The idea behind the technology is to aid underwriters and others to make the best pricing decisions possible based on targeted analysis of claims data. Predictive analytics was addressed briefly in the first part of this series on technology and its relationship the millennial workforce. Below, in the second part of Louisiana Comp Blog’s “Tech Trends” series, Joe Burgess, business development expert with Nevada-based CHSI Technologies, offers his perspective on how predictive analytics can benefit small workers’ comp companies.

In local news:

The group self-insurance fund financial standards bill was heard in the House Governmental Affairs Committee yesterday, and the workers’ comp adjuster licensing bill was heard in House Insurance after passing in the Senate.

In safety news:

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs issued new final regulations this week increasing the amount of medical information that coal companies must provide to miners with black lung disease.

In local news:

National Workers’ Memorial Day will be observed tomorrow with a program from the Louisiana Workforce Commission.

In other local news:

Houston-based Union Tank Car Company issued a Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification in anticipation of a mass layoff at its Alexandria facility.