Monthly Archives: January 2018

In local news:

The Louisiana Workforce Commission’s GAME ON (Government Against Misclassified Employees Operational Network) Task Force caught three employers who failed to withhold and remit appropriate payroll taxes.

In national news:

President Trump indicated that he expects the new U.S. health secretary to reduce drug prices and get tough on pharmaceutical companies regarding the widespread abuse of prescription opioids.

In economic news:

Seasonally adjusted median weekly earnings of full-time wage and salary workers were $854 in the fourth quarter of 2017.

Insurance Auditors Association of Louisiana Launches with Aim of Closing Talent Gap

Insurance Auditors Association of Louisiana (IAALA), which was officially established in July 2016, is now collecting contact information from interested parties and will open membership and announce local events later this year. Louisiana Comp Blog spoke with Nancy Hebert, Audit Department Manager at LCI Workers’ Comp, to get details on the goals of the Louisiana chapter and its plans to put education of the younger generation at the forefront of its mission.

In local news:

Insurance Auditors Association of Louisiana, a new local chapter of the Insurance Auditors Association of the Southwest, is collecting contact information from interested parties and will open membership and announce events later this year.

In national news:

New research from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign found that workplace wellness programs are largely ineffective.

In neighboring news:

Florida Chief Financial Officer Jimmy Patronis recently announced the arrest of the owner of JJF Construction Services, LLC, after a workers’ compensation fraud investigation revealed an alleged $1.8 million scheme.

In local news:

LDI helped consumers collect $9.1 million in payouts last year in addition to the original amounts offered by insurance companies.

In neighboring news:

The Texas DWC is accepting comment on the proposed Fiscal Year 2018 Research Agenda of the Workers’ Compensation Research and Evaluation Group.

In industry news:

Rita Wilson, CEO of Tower MSA Partners, has been elected president of the National Alliance for Medicare Set-Aside Professionals.