Oil companies are expected to spend 2.5 percent more on capital expenditures in 2017 than they did this year.
The DMEC will hold a webinar on marijuana laws across the country and how they can affect the workplace.
Optum released the latest edition of Clinical Info, encompassing noteworthy changes to medications and guidelines affecting the workers’ compensation industry.
Last week, the Louisiana Association of Business and Industry (LABI) held its annual workers’ comp seminar at L’Auberge Casino in Baton Rouge. Presenters addressed a wide variety of industry issues, including deposition strategies, functional capacity evaluations and physical therapy. However, opioids and policy controls surrounding them remained a major focus of the event, with a stirring speech from state Representative Chris Broadwater (R – Hammond).
The U.S. Department of Agriculture has named 24 Louisiana parishes and two Texas counties agricultural disaster areas because of last month’s storms and flooding.
Prime Health Services has partnered with Consumer Health Connections to offer a workers’ compensation telehealth specialty network – Prime Telemed.
The Texas Department of Insurance announced new workers’ compensation state average weekly wages.
On Tuesday, September 20th, 2016, Louisiana Comp Blog hosted another Comp in Focus industry issues luncheon at Mr. B’s Bistro in New Orleans. The lunch, which is held bimonthly and features a speaker on current events and industry concerns, was the best attended in the event’s year-long history.
S&P Global Ratings says that the 22 Louisiana parishes that were impacted by record flooding in August will experience varying degrees of economic and financial stress.
NAMSAP has endorsed the U.S. Surgeon General’s “Turn the Tide Rx” campaign.