Monthly Archives: December 2016

In neighboring news:

The Texas Department of Insurance has issued a mandatory annual data call to all insurance companies writing workers’ compensation in that state.

In local news:

Louisiana Department of Insurance Chief Actuary Rich Piazza has been awarded the Robert Dineen Award for Outstanding Service and Contribution to the State Regulation of Insurance.

In neighboring news:

The Mississippi Supreme Court heard arguments last week in a suit by Quindon Thomas against Chevron USA in which Thomas’ right to sue over his on the job injury as a contract worker is at issue.

In national news:

A total of 4,836 fatal work injuries were recorded in the United States in 2015, a slight increase from the 4,821 fatal injuries reported in 2014.

In safety news:

OSHA has slammed an auto supplier and staffing agency in Alabama with $2.5 million in fines after a young woman was crushed to death.

In industry news:

The latest A.M. BestTV episode features Best’s explanation of its negative 2017 rating outlook for commercial property/casualty lines.

Comp Leaders Sound Off on the Year’s Headlines

We’re in the home stretch of 2016. This year saw Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards’ administration installed, the election of a new President, several high profile reports criticizing state workers’ comp systems, and numerous regulatory and rule changes. Louisiana Comp Blog reached out to local and national voices in the comp arena to ask: What was the biggest story of 2016?

In national news:

A new leaked internal report from 2015 reveals that BP’s refining operations are exposed to high safety risks that can lead to deadly accidents and pollution as a result of slack data management and a lack of investment.