Monthly Archives: July 2016

In neighboring news:

A new report from the Texas Department of Insurance Workers’ Compensation Research and Evaluation Group found that prescribing patterns for N-drugs fell considerably since the state imposed a closed pharmacy formulary.

In pharmacy news:

A new study from Coventry Workers’ Comp Services has discovered decreased utilization of opioids and increased use of NSAIDs and other treatments for pain in its claims, suggesting that system reforms have had an effect.

In safety news:

Claims Journal addressed terrorism and other violent events in the workplace and how they affect the workers’ comp market and emerging trends in crisis management and mitigation.

July “Comp in Focus” Luncheon Put the Spotlight on Attorney Fees

Louisiana Comp Blog’s July “Comp in Focus” luncheon met on Tuesday the 19th at Mr. B’s Bistro in New Orleans, with attendees gathering to discuss two current attorney fee issues. “Comp in Focus” is a bimonthly luncheon speaker series that addresses emergent issues in the workers’ compensation industry, with speakers from both employer/insurer and claimant/labor sides of the arena.

In national news:

The U.S. Supreme Court has been asked to review the Stahl challenge of the constitutionality of Florida’s workers compensation system in a case on which the state Supreme Court declined to rule.

In editorial news:

Deb Smallwood, insurance tech expert, penned a piece for Property Casualty 360 in which she asks, How Well are Insurers and Agents Connected?