Monthly Archives: August 2017

In national news:

Louisiana is one of 15 states with “reverse offset” laws for workers’ comp and SSDI benefits that could be targeted for elimination under President Trump’s proposed budget.

In USL&H news:

A federal appeals court ruled that a man’s injuries from a suicide attempt are compensable because his distress stemmed from his work-related injuries.

In neighboring news:

Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin has named Mark Liotta of Sapulpa to serve as the next chairman of the Oklahoma Workers’ Compensation Commission.

In industry news:

A.M. Best says in a new report that the P/C industry has maintained generally favorable rating trends in the first half of the year.

In industry news:

A non-profit transportation company has said it has reached an agreement with Lyft to provide rides to people in their workers’ compensation transportation program to their medical appointments.

In national news:

South Carolina sued Purdue Pharma this week, becoming the latest state or local government to accuse the OxyContin maker of deceptive marketing practices that have contributed to a national opioid addiction epidemic.

In safety news:

Preliminary estimates from the National Safety Council indicate motor vehicle deaths in the first six months of 2017 are 1 percent lower than they were during the same six-month period in 2016.