Monthly Archives: November 2016

Florida Circuit Court Judge Strikes Down 14.5 Percent Rate Hike in Fee v. NCCI

A Florida judge recently shot down NCCI and the Florida Office of Insurance Regulation’s (OIR) 14.5 percent rate hike for workers’ comp in that state, saying that NCCI held “secret” meetings without public notice, and because it is statutorily recognized, acted improperly in doing so. The ruling has been stayed pending a FLOIR appeal filed November 29th. Louisiana Comp Blog reached out to NCCI and Florida stakeholders to get their take on the issue.

In local news:

New Orleans is the host of this year’s 25th Annual National Workers’ Compensation and Disability Conference® & Expo (NWCDC) which begins today at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center.

In national news:

Thirty-eight former professional football players are suing the National Football League for workers’ comp, claiming chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), a lifelong and debilitating brain injury caused by repeated head trauma.

In neighboring news:

Texas Mutual Insurance Co. has paid more than $3 million in early qualifier dividends to approximately 4,000 newer policyholders across the state.

In research news:

New research from the Indiana University Kelley School of Business finds that those in high-stress jobs with little control over their workflow die younger or are less healthy than those who have more flexibility and discretion in their jobs and are able to set their own goals as part of their employment.

In national news:

Texas health officials on Monday reported the state’s first case of Zika likely spread by local mosquitoes, making Texas the second state to report local transmission of the virus that has been linked to birth defects.

In local news:

The medical condition of four workers injured in the fire at the ExxonMobil refinery last Tuesday have been upgraded.

In continuing news:

A Florida judge shot down NCCI and the Florida Office of Insurance Regulation’s 14.5 percent rate hike in that state, saying that NCCI held “secret” meetings without public notice, and because it is statutorily recognized, acted improperly in doing so.

In national news:

Former Los Angeles Times investigative reporter Sam Quinones published a new book about opioids in America entitled Dreamland: The True Tale of America’s Opiate Epidemic.