Monthly Archives: November 2017

In local news:

Louisiana Workforce Commission announced that Louisiana’s not seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for October dropped to 4.3 percent.

In tech news:

A new opinion piece in Property/Casualty 360 addresses how the industry “panic attack” over InsurTechs has subsided and in its place comes collaboration.

In industry news:

Travelers recently announced that it has launched a new digital self-service capability that aims to streamline the workers’ compensation claim process.

In continuing news:

The Advocate reports that the State of Louisiana will not have to pay $200 million in incentives because of Sasol’s decision to pull the plug on a multibillion dollar natural gas-to-liquids plant near Lake Charles.

In national news:

A new book by Kate Moore discusses the story of the “Radium Girls” in the early 20th century, who drove a movement to establish workplace safety standards after they developed devastating diseases as a result of their work.

In industry news:

Safety National recently announced that it has awarded its annual Safety First Grant to three policyholders for their creative risk control solutions.

In neighboring news:

The Texas Department of Insurance, Division of Workers’ Compensation recently announced that it is seeking input on the development of a Lumbar Spine MRI Plan-Based Audit.

In economic news:

Real average hourly earnings for all private nonfarm employees increased 0.4 percent from October 2016 to October 2017, according to new Bureau of Labor Statistics numbers.

In industry news:

A panel session at Business Insurance’s 2017 Women to Watch EMEA Awards and Leadership Conference in London focused in on how the insurance industry will lose out on talent if it does not create more diverse work environments.